MIAMI (May 26, 2023) — On May 11, 2023, Nautilus Reels’ Kristen Mustad was invited to the White House to participate in a celebration to recognize protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska. The small gathering included representatives from companies that have been outspoken about Pebble Mine over the years, along with Native American leaders and regional stakeholders. The event included an address and comments from President Biden, celebrating protections of Bristol Bay through the Clean Water Act.
This was the second time Nautilus Reels was invited to the White House. In 2020, the company was honored by President Trump at the Spirit of America Showcase event, which brought attention to industry-leading companies that manufacture in the United States. Nautilus’ Kristen Mustad and Charlotte Gonzalez used this as an opportunity to raise concerns about conservation issues directly with the Trump Administration by bringing custom reels that highlighted efforts to save the Everglades and to protect Bristol Bay.
Shortly after, Nautilus was among those that were excited that through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Trump Administration put in place hurdles for the permitting process for the mine and later denied the mine permit.
“Politics is a dirty sport and can be very divisive. But businesses and people from all sides of the political spectrum came together over the past couple of decades to save Bristol Bay, and the project was shut down multiple times only to come back again and again,” states Kristen Mustad, president of Nautilus Reels. “I truly hope that this is the end of it, for good.”
After years of being outspoken, raising awareness, calling anglers to action, and helping raise funds for this effort, Nautilus Reels was honored to be invited to the White House to celebrate protections of Bristol Bay.
Nautilus Reels is grateful for all those who have worked tirelessly to protect Bristol Bay.
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