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Report estimates trickle-down value of Bristol Bay fisheries #WWF

Margaret Bauman | The Cordova Times | Jan 07, 2012

A report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund concludes that the value of commercial fisheries in Bristol Bay ranks in billions of dollars.

Researchers at Portland, Ore., based Ecotrust concluded that the value of fish harvested in Bristol Bay averaged $2.2 to $2.9 billion annually from 2005-2008, supporting at least $4.1 billion in annual economic activity. The study was released in late December.

“The economic value at each step of the value chain is comprised of the direct value added to the commercial fishery input plus the additional economic activity that it supports,” said study authors Sarah Kruse, Kristen Sheeran and..