The bay has received news coverage because the Sakhalin-II led energy consortium has been accused of significant environmental violations and dumping dredging in the bay. This received attention from environmental groups, namely Sakhalin Environment Watch, and the harm the dredging is doing to the native wildlife. Significant fish and crab kills have occurred, and salmon in the bay have been affected.
- "Billions needed to clean Aniva Bay in Sakhalin project- watchdog". RIA Novosti. October 16, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
- "Jan de Nul wins contract to dredge Aniva Bay LNG terminal". Dredging News Online. December 8, 2005. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
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