FRONTLINE

Alaska Gold

Season 2012 Episode 16 | 53m 44s

Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild sockeye salmon fishery, and to mineral deposits estimated to be worth nearly $500 billion. FRONTLINE probes the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies pushing to extract the minerals and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.

Aired: 07/23/12

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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