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SHIP Update – Comment now on Pebble EIS scoping

Pebble Update: LAST WEEK to comment on Pebble Mine EIS Scoping ...deadline is Friday June 29 How will the Pebble mine affect you - if all goes as planned or if it does not? The Army Corps needs to know. Please take a moment to invest in the future of Bristol Bay by commenting on the Pebble Mine Environmental Impact Statement Scoping - before the deadline next Friday, June 29. Public comments received in the EIS scoping guide the Army Corps of Engineers in what issues should be addressed in the federal NEPA process for the Pebble Mine. The proposed mine site includes:
  • The mine project site - 4000 acres will be forever altered
  • Acid waste and less hazardous waste storage
  • Road and pipeline to Lake Iliamna,
  • Barge terminals and all year icebreaking and barging at Lake Iliamna,
  • Road and gasline to a shipping terminal in lower...
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Action Alert: BOF to Meet Regarding Hatchery Emergency Petition

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will hold a meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m., July 17, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, 555 West 5th, Anchorage, Alaska. The purpose of the special meeting is to address an emergency petition from the Kenai River Sportfishing Association received May 16, 2018, regarding additional hatchery production in the Prince William Sound. At the meeting the board will consider whether an emergency exists under 5 AAC 96.625 and may consider whether to adopt emergency regulations under AS 16.10.440(b) to amend hatchery permit terms. This meeting is open to the public. Written comments, due by July 9, may be mailed to: Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, emailed to dfg.bof.comments@alaska.gov, or entered on the Board’s main webpage at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov. The...
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UFA Update: June 5, 2018 

Dear Members, I hope the weather has been conducive for painting, net hanging and boat work as many of you prepare for the salmon season. There’s always excitement (or mechanical induced frustration) on the docks this time year with anticipation for the first opener.  Here at UFA, this is our chance to play catch-up after a busy legislative session.  As you can see in the below update, there’s still plenty of fisheries politics to keep us on our toes and to keep you informed. The postmark deadline for candidates in the statewide primary and general elections was last Friday, with late announcements by Mead Treadwell and Mark Begich to join in the race for Governor while Governor Walker and Lt. Gov. Mallott withdrew from the Democratic primary to run as independents in the general election in November. We are eagerly awaiting “final” primary election candidate lists. UFA will be providing legislative candidates...
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Press Release: UFA’s Salmon Habitat Program publishes Bristol Bay Fish Stats for Pebble EIS Scoping

JUNEAU – UFA’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) has posted fishing and seafood industry statistics for the communities, boroughs and census areas of the Bristol Bay region to highlight the huge impact of the region’s fisheries. The UFA-SHIP program is seeking to help raise awareness about the salmon and other fisheries of the area as the topic is front and center in the current scoping process for the Pebble Mine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 

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UFA SHIP: Bristol Bay Fish Facts for Pebble EIS Scoping

Pebble Update: UFA SHIP publishes Bristol Bay Fish Facts for Pebble EIS Scoping. ...deadline is June 24

The UFA Salmon Habitat Information program (SHIP) has compiled statistics and info on Bristol Bay fisheries - to show the importance to locals, Alaskans, and people all over the U.S. - and  to help as reference in your comments on Pebble EIS Scoping. See UFA SHIP Bristol Bay Fish Facts at the UFA SHIP page or go straight to the document at Pebble Fish Facts . The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take written public comments until June 24 for Pebble EIS Scoping - your list of topics they should look into in the NEPA Environmental Impact Statement process....
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