04/05/2010 - Oil and gas development presents tremendous risk to our world-class fisheries. As subsistence and commercial fishermen, we thank you for protecting Bristol Bay from offshore drilling.
While the nation examines ways to meet our energy needs, we know the solution does not lie off our shores in Bristol Bay. The southeast Bering Sea fisheries are unparalleled, providing 40 percent of America’s seafood. Our fish, our food and our livelihoods should not be put at risk for the comparatively short-term benefits that drilling for oil in Bristol Bay would provide.
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