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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Fishing Pics?

We are working on the BBEDC Annual report and would love to see some local commercial and subsistence fishing photos. If you have any you  are willing to share, please email them to helen@bbedc.com and if at all possible, do not reduce the size of the photo. For more information contact Helen Smeaton at 842-4370.

Attention Fishers!

If you received a Vessel Upgrade Grant, RSW Purchase Grant, or an In-Season Emergency Grant  during the years of 2015, 2016, or 2017 please supply the following to the Regional Fisheries Department:

  • Provide proof of actively participating in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery for the 2018 salmon season while using the same vessel or vehicle that received the upgrades by providing a fish ticket or a copy of your fishing statement.
  • Provide proof that you have maintained residency (per BBEDC Residency Policy) within the region for 2018 by completing our Residency Affidavit form.

Failure to supply the aforementioned documents by December 31, 2018 may result in an obligation to repay the grant funds received. If you have already supplied the information, thank you! Please contact Gary Cline, gary@bbedc.com or Tony Zoch, anthony@bbedc.com if you have any questions or would like to know more about the Regional Fisheries programs. BBEDC, 842-4370.      BBEDC Residency Form

Summer Employment Opportunities

BBEDC is offering a variety of summer employment opportunities in our communities through the Seasonal Employment Program, Youth Internship Program and In-Region Internship Program. Check back often as we will be updating the lists regularly. For more information call Laticia Swift or Pearl Strub at 842-4370.  Internship and Seasonal Employment Opportunities

BBEDC 2016 Annual Report

BBEDC 2016 AR Cover MAINThe BBEDC 2016 Annual Report is now available. Please take some time to review our activities over the last year and see all of the amazing opportunities available for residents and communities. Enjoy, and please contact us if you are interested in learning more about any of our programs.




Books for Sale- The Canneries, Cabins and Caches of Bristol Bay, Alaska

HSST bookLooking for a gift to give from the Bristol Bay Region? John Branson's book is a great choice. Filled with pictures and history of the Bristol Bay fisher, it is sure to please. For more information or to purchase your copy, contact BBEDC at 907-842-4370 or admin@bbedc.com. Resale quantity discount available. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust.