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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Fish refuge proposed for Pebble area

Board of Fisheries will decide at its Bristol Bay meeting in December whether it should recommend the idea to Alaska Legislature


Last updated 8/27/2006 at Noon

A former State of Alaska employee has submitted a proposal to the Board of Fisheries requesting it to designate the waters in the vicinity of the planned Pebble mine as a fish refuge. George Matz, who is now retired, but worked for the state for about 11 years as an analyst, is concerned that Gov. Frank Murkowski's policies have removed some of the checks and balances that would ensure fish are...

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