In the summer of 2005, a group of Bristol Bay fishermen applied to the State of Alaska to establish a Regional Seafood Development Association, or RSDA. Following a review, the state approved that application and the Bristol Bay RSDA was launched.
BBRSDA is the only fleetwide organization specifically mandated to:
- advance the quality and market-success of Bristol Bay salmon;
- address fishery-related infrastructure requirements in the Bristol Bay region; and
- create research and education programs to ensure long-term success of the world’s largest and most valuable salmon fishery.
We are here for the fleet, by the fleet and we believe in the Bay. By working together – and considering the volume of fish that Bristol Bay permit-holders put in the hold every year – we’re confident that we can make steady gains in quality and increase the relative value of your catch. If you believe that too, we ask for your support.