ABOUT THE TRANSBOUNDARY REGION
The Taku, Stikine and Unuk Rivers start in Canada and flow into Southeast Alaska. All support significant commercial, sport, and customary and traditional fisheries in Southeast Alaska.
Salmon fishing - including commercial, sport and subsistence fishing - supports more than 7,000 jobs in Southeast Alaska and pumps $1 billion into the regional economy every year. Any pollution flowing across the border into Alaska waters from Canada could jeopardize this critically important industry.
Southeast Alaska’s tourism industry provides an estimated 10,000 jobs and injects an estimated $1 billion annually to the regional economy. This blue-chip industry could be tarnished by B.C. mine development upstream.
Currently, there are no enforceable policies in place to safeguard Alaska’s fish and clean water, and the jobs they support, from upstream industrial development.