Save Bristol Bay Roadshow coming to Ballard

Nearly 1,000 Seattle-area fishing-industry jobs are connected to Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. A proposed mine, which could be as much as three times as large as the largest mine in North America, is threatening the bay.

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On Monday evening, the Save Bristol Bay Roadshow is coming to Ballard to “raise awareness and build support” for the bay, the press release states.

Photo courtesy Barry and Cathy Beck

This is a free event at the Leif Erikson Lodge (2245 NW 57th St) that includes a screening of “Red Gold,” salmon bites prepared by Chef Christine Keff of Flying Fish and Chef Wayne Johnson of Andaluca; plus a panel discussion; and gear giveaway (including a fly rod and reel set from Orvis worth more than $500).

Photo courtesy Barry and Cathy Beck

The event is at 7 p.m. Featured speakers include Melanie Brown, an Alaska Native and commercial fisherwoman; Ben Blakey, of family-run, Seattle-based seafood processor Snopac Products; and Brett Veerhusen, a Seattle-based commercial fisherman and upcoming reality show star.

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