Friday, November 20, 2009

Seattle Chefs Join TU Campaign Against Pebble Mine

13 of Seattle's top seafood chefs have joined Trout Unlimited in a campaign against the development of Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay Region. The restaurants will be serving wild Alaska Salmon while simultaneously highlighting the risks Pebble Mine poses to the resource. The restaurants involved include the Steelhead Diner, Emmer & Rye, Art of the Table, Chiso, Flying Fish, Persimmon, Ponti Seafood Grill, Rover's Restaurant, Tilth Restaurant, Tilikum Place Cafe, The Pike Brewing Co., Palace Kitchen and Etta's Seafood. Pebble Mine is a proposed mine development in the headwaters of Telarik Creek and the Nushagak River. Talarik is one of the most important spawning tributaries for Iliamna Lake Sockeye. Iliamna is the largest lake on the west coast and supports one of the greatest runs of Sockeye in the world, it is also home to one of three populations of freshwater seals in the world. The Nushagak is one of the most productive Chinook systems in the region. Both systems run into Bristol Bay which annually supports one of the largest and most consistent Sockeye Fisheries in the world. Pebble Mine, has the potential to ruin it all.

More info on Pebble Mine at Stop Pebble Mine

1 comment:

allan4fish said...

The FFF Steelhead Committee meets at the Steelhead Diner for our quarterly meetings. The food is great and the decor is totally steelhead. When you are in Seattle check them out.