The Palmer Project near Haines received some key permits from the state last month. The project is not a mine yet, but the Constantine Metal Resources company hopes it will be one in the future. Conservation groups say the state hasn’t collected enough information to issue the permits.
While some parts of Bristol Bay have had record-breaking years, one South Peninsula village hasn’t been as lucky. After a year and a half of bad runs, Chignik Bay is worried about the survival of the community.