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It is the purpose of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation to promote economic growth and opportunities for residents of its member communities through sustainable use of the Bering Sea resources.


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BBSRI Economic Analysis of Escapement Goals – March 12, 2015

The Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute (BBSRI) has released an analysis of sockeye salmon escapement goals for Bristol Bay.  Below are links to a short summary of recommendations stemmng from the study and two project reports.  The first report examines the biological and economic consequences of four alternative escapement goal policies, and the second report is a fairly technical analysis of methods to estimate the escapement needed to provide the theoretical maximum catch from Bay sockeye stocks (also known as BEGs).

Evaluation of Alternative Escapement Goals                             Interpretation of Advisory Panel (AP) Recommendations

Alternate ways to Estimate Biological Escapement Goals

Free F/V Drill Conductor Workshop in Dillingham

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a two-day cold-water safety and drill conductor workshop in Dillingham, AK on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 and Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the MAP school at Dillingham High School.  

Instructor Ron Bowers will cover cold-water survival skills: EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefightintg; immersion suits and PFDs; emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts, and  abandon ship procedures.  In addition, there will be an in-the-water practice session where workshop participants will practice skills with PFDs, immersion suits, and a life raft.  This workshop meets the training requirements for documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundry line.

The workshop is free to all mariners thanks to funding from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED).  Get more information and register online at www.amsea.org or call AMSEA at 907-747-3287.

2015 Applications Available Now

BBEDC's 2015 program applications have been posted.  There have been some changes to programs so visit the program pages to read updated descriptions and get the most current applications and information.  Please remember the BBEDC Residency Form and the BBEDC Relationship Disclosure Form are required for ALL BBEDC programs. Residency Forms must be renewed annually with supporting documents and Relationship Disclosure Forms must accompany every application.

BBEDC Affidavit of Residency Form    2015 Relationship Disclosure Form

BBEDC Ice Barge, the Bristol Maid, Sells its Millionth Pound of Ice

icebargeOn August 13th at 7:45 a.m., the Bristol Maid reached the millionth pound of ice sold for the 2014 salmon season.  The skipper, Nick Christensen and crew of the f/v Sherry Sea purchased the ice.  They received a grocery gift basket and a warm thank you from the Bristol Maid crew for purchasing the one millionth pound of ice this season. The thank you read: "Congratulations! The Bristol Maid would like to show its appreciation to you for being the fisherman to buy the one millionth pound of ice sold for the 2014 salmon season.  We have put together a great gift pack of groceries that includes everything a hard working fisherman needs to stay healthy and well fed (including Rock Stars and coffee to keep you awake on those long hard days).  Thank you once again from "The Ray of Sunshine" and his crew on the Bristol Maid."

BBEDC 2013 Annual Report

BBEDC-Annual-Report-2013BBEDC is happy to announce that our 2013 Annual Report is now available online.  Copies are also in the mail to all 17 BBEDC CDQ communities. Enjoy!

BBEDC 2013 Annual Report



Developing Alaska's Maritime Workforce

The University of Alaska has been collaborating with maritime industry representatives, state agencies, legislators and other training entities across the state since 2012 on the Fishing, Seafood and Maritime Initiative (FSMI).  The goal of the initiative is to assess, develop and deliver training programs, raise awareness and further research to prepare Alaskans to meet current and emerging workforce, economic and scientific needs.  Through this effort, the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan was created and published in May 2014.  The University of Alaska is now working with maritime partners to implement the plan.  We encourage you to read the plan.