Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Orvis, Scott and AFFTA Oppose Alaska Mine

Via Flyfish.com we read about the efforts of 37 outdoor industry companies, including the likes of Orvis, Scott Rods and the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, banding together to oppose Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine and protect the Bristol Bay watershed from industrial mineral development.

"The prospect of hard rock mining in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska scares the hell out of the world fly angling community and the businesses that serve it," said Robert Ramsay, president of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), which represents more than 400 fly fishing manufacturers, sales representatives, retailers, outfitters and specialty media.

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