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Bristol Bay Protections Historic Win for America’s “Fish Basket”

In response to the Obama Administration’s announcement today of the protection of Bristol Bay, Alaska from future offshore oil and gas leasing, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Managing Director of WWF’s Arctic Program Margaret Williams:

“The Administration’s decision to protect Bristol Bay is a huge win for both Bristol Bay fishermen and the region’s coastal communities. Removing Bristol Bay from future offshore drilling plans is the right decision. We congratulate Bristol Bay leaders for their vision in ensuring that America’s “Fish Basket” will continue to be one of the richest ecosystems and a source of sustenance for people in Alaska and around the world.”