Alaska oil boom could help revive lake bays and help protect salmon habitat

In the months leading up to the boom, oil producers were warning that the economic impact on the local communities of bays such as Lake Baikal and Eagle Lake would be enormous.

In a bid to ensure that the boom would not hurt their own bottom lines, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game took measures to protect the fish stocks.

However, this may not have been enough.

A new study from researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks shows that the oil boom in the last few years has been responsible for the collapse of fish populations, and the collapse has been accompanied by increased habitat loss and the release of invasive species.