Titus Bristol Bay Bait and Tackle - Chino Washed Polo Hat
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An exclusive, limited run of the hat Mark Harmon wore on TV in Bristol Bay this autumn! The chino washed polo (affectionately called the Dad Hat) is soft, washed, weathered and holds a lower profile than the Twill Pro. Custom-stitched embroidery, Titus Bait and Tackle is a place only found here, for now...
$5 from every hat to be donated the the Bristol Bay Education Foundation, investing in Bristol Bay's most precious treasure, her young people.
The Wild director, Mark Titus grinning here...
Become a part of the movement
“ I think we just have to keep beating on the drum. Anything that you really treasure, you have to speak out. Speak out not just once or twice, but constantly. ”
First Lady of Alaska 1974 - 1982 ~ The Wild
"Do we love salmon? I don't even know if love is a strong enough word. It is who we are. It is who our people have been and who our people will continue to be."
Yup'ik Fisherman - 'The Wild'
Invest in Bristol Bay
Your purchase puts money directly into the hands of the United Tribes of Bristol Bay.
Bristol Bay is the worlds last fully intact salmon ecosystem
Bristol Bay's Indigenous Peoples are the world's last fully intact salmon culture
Wild salmon runs have been decimated everywhere
Half the world’s supply of Sockeye Salmon comes from Bristol Bay.
Because there is no large-scale mining or industrialization, salmon is the primary food source and economic engine of Bristol Bay's People.
The Yupik, Denaina and Alutiq People of Bristol Bay have thrived here for 4000+ years because of salmon.
A person who primarily lives on the food they grow, hunt or harvest for themselves and their extended family.
No dams. no logging. No fish-farms or hatcheries.
Just pristine ecosystems perfect for wild salmon to thrive and regenerate forever.
Commercial Fishery =
15,000 jobs and $1.5 billion to the U.S. economy annually
Sport Fishing =
>$70 million per year
"[Bristol Bay] supports over 15,000 American jobs, generates $658 million in total labor income/year, and is worth over $1.5 billion. This will continue if the headwater streams remain intact."
All of this faces ruin
Mining interests across the globe have set their sites on Bristol Bay
There's over 500 Billion dollars worth of gold, copper, and molybdenum in Bristol Bay. Directly in the headwaters of the world's last vital salmon spawning system...
and there are people who will say anything to get it
But there is no other place left for wild salmon like bristol bay
Rick Halford (R) - former President, Alaska State Senate:
"These places have been eliminated from the earth, time after time, after time. This is the last one left that's a complete ecosystem... We don't have the right to do that to future generations. We shouldn't be selling the legacy of wild salmon from this Earth to some foreign company."
It's up to us
The people of Bristol Bay have been fighting mining interests, fighting for their way of life, for decades. Join us in helping them fight.