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Bristol Bay — Critical Habitat Area
Visitor Information

Public Use and Access

No public access to the areas has been developed, and public use facilities do not exist in these critical habitat areas. Access is by small plane or boat. The nearby communities of Egegik, Pilot Point, Port Heiden, Port Moller Cannery, and Nelson Lagoon all maintain airstrips. Commercial drift and set net fisheries are an important local use of all of these areas. A salmon purse seine fishery and a herring sac roe fishery are conducted in the Port Moller Critical Habitat Area. In the fall, these areas provide some of the best waterfowl hunting in the state. The Alaska Peninsula is a destination for brown bear hunters as well.