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UFA Legislative Update: April 17, 2017

Thanks to UFA members for their support. We encourage members to support our business members – see links on our website. We have sent letters to convey the positions the UFA board took during our Spring annual meeting in February.  Most are posted on our website / current issues tab. UFA At-large election results – welcome new at-large directors Sue Aspelund and Rhonda Hubbard to the UFA Board, effective April 15. Bruce Schactler and Zach Hill were both re-elected. A press release has been issued and will be posted soon at our press releases page. Thanks to over 200 individual and life members that participated in the election and especially to the thirteen qualified nominees that did not make the top four. Legislative happenings from last week & today: The 30th Alaska Legislature is continuing its first regular session beyond the voter-approved 90 day limit. With work focusing...
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Press Release: UFA Welcomes At-Large Board Members and Executive Committee

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2017 Contact: Jerry McCune, President  (907) 200-0240

UFA Welcomes At-Large Board Members and Executive Committee 

United Fishermen of Alaska is pleased to announce the election of Sue Aspelund, Rhonda Hubbard, Bruce Schactler, and Zachary Hill as at-large board members. UFA’s individual and lifetime members elect four at-large directors to represent the more than 450 individual, lifetime, and crew members on the organization’s board of directors. The at-large directors will serve two-year terms beginning April 15, 2017 and ending April 14, 2019 on the UFA Board of Directors. Also taking effect on April 15 are new executive committee members Tyson Fick and Sue Doherty. UFA welcomes the return of Sue Aspelund, who is looking forward to her 24th salmon setnet season in Bristol Bay, and brings the experience from over a decade as Commercial Fisheries Policy Advisor and Deputy Director of Commercial Fisheries for Alaska Department of Fish...
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5 salmon habitat items you need to know about

As you and other Alaska salmon fishermen get into the full swing of pre-seaon prep, we're scanning the horizon for policies and events that impact the health of our salmon fisheries. Here are the top 5 salmon habitat items on deck right now:
  • 2 items need your attention today
  • 2 are events we invite you to attend
  • 1 is a big news story about salmon habitat
  • + 1 bonus!
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UFA Legislative Update: April 7, 2017

Thanks to all our business members for their support - we encourage members to support them with your business – see links on our website.
Non-Legislative item: Renew Your 2017 Commercial Crew License Online for a Chance to Win a Free License!  (Juneau) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces a promotional give away of ten 2017 commercial crewmember licenses. To be eligible, complete your 2017 commercial crew license renewal online, through the Alaska Fish and Game Online Store before October 6, 2017. A valid email, phone, and mailing address must be provided. ADF&G will hold the drawing on Tuesday October 17, 2017. Ten license holders who completed their 2017 license purchase online will receive a refund for the cost of their 2017 commercial crewmember license…
Events: Laine Welch to host Salmon Policy...
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UFA Legislative Update: March 31, 2017

Individual and Lifetime members – Last call for At-Large board election voting. Be sure to vote by the April 1 (tomorrow) postmark deadline! More letters from our Spring board meeting are posted in the current issues section of our website at Thanks to new SEA Class business member – Lynden Inc Thanks to all our business members for their support - we encourage members to support them with your business – see links on our website.
Non-Legislative item: Help Shape Alaska’s Economic Future – business owner input wanted for DCCED economic development strategy…Forwarded message: The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development is completing a state-wide economic development strategy. This effort combines the input from community and business leaders from around the state to inform the economic direction of Alaska moving forward. The more feedback we get for this process, the more successful...
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