Our Mission
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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Port Moller Test Fishery- Daily Updates

The Port Moller Test Fishery is used to assess the abundance, timing and composition of sockeye salmon returning to commercial fishing districts in Bristol Bay.  Beginning June 10, 2014, Bristol Bay Science & Research Institute (BBSRI) will distribute information from the Port Moller Test Fishery on the BBEDC website.  Updates will also be emailed to everyone on the BBSRI email list serve.  Please contact Matt Nemeth (mnemeth@lgl.com) to be added to the list of email recipients for these updates.  List members in 2013 will automatically be included in 2014.     Daily Catch Update Webpage

Coast Guard Regulations for Bristol Bay

bt-boatdrill1Coast Guard requirements for Bristol Bay boats differ depending on whether your boat is documented and where you fish.  Download this packet to see what regulations apply to your fishing operation.  Included are exemption letters you may need to keep on board your vessel.

Coast Guard Packet

For more information click on the link above or call the Regional Fisheries Department at 907-843-4370

New for 2014: Vessel Acquisition Program

boat 26newsletterSuccess in the fishery for most permit holders is heavily dependent upon having access to the necessary equipment, which includes a vessel.  In furtherance of their mission to advance the commercial fishing industry in our region, the BBEDC Board of Directors apporved the creation of the Vessel Acquisition Program.
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BBEDC Job Opening

BBEDC is currently recruiting for a Economic Development & Brokerage Coordinator, this is a full-time position with benefits.  For more information contact laticia@bbedc.com or 907-842-4370.
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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.