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Posted: April 23, 2020

Representatives from Tribal Nations and Tribal entities stand together for the Bristol Bay proclamation at the signing in Seattle, Washington, organized by the Lummi Nation on January 21, 2020. Photo courtesy United Tribes of Bristol Bay

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation, the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, the Bristol Bay Native Association, the United Tribes of Bristol Bay and the Bristol Bay Housing Authority have developed protocols for the upcoming salmon season in Bristol Bay in Alaska.

“To prioritize human health and safeguard our communities from the risk of catastrophic loss due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Bristol Bay Working Group supports the following protocols for 2020 operations of the commercial salmon fishing industry in Bristol Bay,” the tribes and Alaska Native entities said. “Based on the COVID-19 virus information from the Center for Disease Control and the examples of the spread worldwide, the following are necessary measures for the health and safety of our region’s people and all who work in Bristol Bay.”

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