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We’re starting 2018 with a bang!

It's that time of the year again. Fishermen are dusting off their 2018 to-do's, purchasing equipment, mending gear and getting ready for the upcoming salmon seasons. This winter, United Fishermen of Alaska's Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) has been monitoring policy, updating fishermen and weighing in on issues affecting Alaska's salmon habitat, and boy, do we have news for you! Here's what's inside:
  • UFA President weighs in on Ocean Acidification
  • Federal government responds to Alaskans' concerns on Transboundary Mines
  • Fishermen across Alaska deliver thanks to Alaska officials
  • UFA leaders weigh-in on proposed oil and gas leases
  • Panel discusses updates to Alaska salmon habitat policy reform
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UFA Update: December 8, 2017

Thanks to new business members: Fishermen’s Finest of Kirkland – Ocean Class Orca Bay Seafoods of Renton – Sea Class Rogge – A Charlies’ Produce Company of Seattle – Sea Class Desperate Marine LLC of Homer Mustad Autoline of Seattle Rising Tide Communications of Anchorage Support UFA Business members on our website HERE. Help support UFA today! - Visit 'Become a Member' on our website to see the various membership levels and benefits. Thanks to our members and friends for making our 2017 Pacific Marine Expo successful and fun! See # 27 below for Ocean Acidification survey, #31 for Kenai Salmon Habitat Forum, and #40 for Women in Fisheries survey.   Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees. Statewide
  1. Governor Walker appoints Vance Fate Putman to CFEC
  2. Fish Board nixes rule unpopular with Fairbanks dip-netters
  3. Alaska Board of Fisheries backs proposed Dutch Harbor grab...
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Thankful for major joint letter on Transboundary Mining

Transboundary news to share! It's been a long time coming and we are happy to report that the  Alaska delegation including Governor Bill Walker, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young issued a joint letter to the U.S. Department of State requesting that the US Federal Government get involved in an international solution to threats posed by transboundary mining between Canada's British Columbia and Southeast Alaska.

This call to the U.S. Department of State by Alaska's elected officials is a major step towards reaching binding agreements between the two governments to help protect our rivers and vital salmon habitat....
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Why Ocean Acidification Matters @Expo2017

You're invited to learn about Ocean Acidification at Pacific Marine Expo!

On Friday November 17th from 11:45am - 12:30pm at the Concourse Stage, UFA and Washington Sea Grant are hosting a panel at Pacific Marine Expo called "Fishing Industry and Ocean Acidification: What's the Bottom Line for Salmon Fishermen?" Topics to be discussed include:
  • Overall impacts of increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska marine waters
  • Impacts on salmon and the adaptation of the commercial fishing industry.
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UFA Update: Pacific Marine Expo Update – One Week Countdown!

UFA’s Fall 2018 membership drive concludes at Pacific Marine Expo! Have you registered yet?  - Click HERE to register for free prior to the show! UFA will be in the NEW Alaska Hall, in our new larger booth #4125 along with our friends from AFDF. Charge your phone, grab some coffee or water, rest your feet, and visit with UFA board, members and fishing friends.  Show hours: Thursday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 18th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Show and seminar schedule UFA Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) Panel discussion -  Is Ocean Acidification Taking A Toll On Salmon? …Friday Nov 17 - 11:45 AM - 12:30 on the Concourse Stage. Check UFA’s Facebook page for logo items, deals, and info on...
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