Bristol Bay Area Plan stirs debate – The controversial Bristol Bay Area Plan is the subject of the meetings. Revision to the plan in 2005 were seen as favoring mining over fish, leading to a lawsuit by Trout Unlimited, Alaska Independent Fisherman’s Marketing Association, and six tribal groups. “DNR ignores past priorities that put fish first,” according to newspaper advertisement by the plaintiffs in last week’s Bristol Bay Times – Dutch Harbor Fisherman. They said the 2005 plan reversed policies dating back to 1967. continued

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