The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna at the base of the Alaskan Peninsula, headwaters of the Bristol Bay region, which is one of the world’s richest salmon fisheries. (Luis Sinco / The Los Angeles Times via TNS)
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EPA proposes protections for world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishery

The EPA proposed protections for Alaska waters home to one of the world’s biggest salmon spawning grounds, a move that would effectively block attempts to develop an open mine in Bristol Bay.

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