Bristol Bay: Where Salmon, Creation, and Culture are Sacred
FAITH AND BRISTOL BAY, AK
Bristol Bay, AK provides a wonderful example of the beauty of God’s creation supporting the well being of God’s people. For thousands of years, Bristol Bay has supported native subsistence hunters with its wealth of salmon. Today, it supports a sustainable commercial fishing industry and the native communities that call the Bay home. Stewardship and justice are central to this community but they are threatened by a proposal for a large open pit mine in at the headwaters of the Bay.
ABOUT OUR WORK
Creation Justice Ministries is working with a diverse group of partners to protect Bristol Bay and ensure the long term sustainability of the both the Bay, subsistence hunting in native communities and commercial salmon fishing in the Bay.
- Click here to read a letter from Alaska's Senior religious leaders to the EPA urging them to take the next steps to protect Bristol Bay.
Take the time to look at a new part of the world that you may not have seen. Listen to the BBC’s 2 part series on Bristol Bay and host a salmon dinner at your church!
Click here to read a Thanksgiving Day reflection on Bristol Bay and the importance of the salmon that are caught here every year by native communities and fishermen alike. The salmon that return to the Bay every year to spawn are sacred and irreplaceable.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Creation Justice Ministries
110 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
- On Friday February 28, EPA announced they would begin a process to protect Bristol Bay
- Check out this great piece from Bishop David (Orthodox) on the importance of caring for Bristol Bay
- Join our webinar this Thursday to get an up-to-date report on whats next for the Bay