Individual and lifetime members –
Elect your at-large UFA board representatives…

Check your mailbox for ballot and vote by April 1.

Commercial Fishing Facts – Updated

(information from 2015, the most recent year for which all data is available) Read More

UFA Spring 2017 Meeting

is scheduled for February 21-23,
Juneau, Alaska


Salmon Habitat!

Check out what other fishermen say about Alaska salmon habitat!


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Keeping salmon streams clean and clear

This month, the State of Alaska is asking about the best process for keeping salmon streams clean and clear. Outstanding National Resource Water (ONRW) designation is the highest water quality protection available under federal law. It prohibits human-caused pollution that would degrade water quality. States are federally-mandated to have a process to consider nominations for ONRW waterbodies. Alaska does not have a process yet. UFA believes the review process for nominations should involve water quality and fisheries experts. Public hearings should be required as well, so commercial fishermen and other stakeholders can weigh in on the decisions about water quality protections....
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UFA Legislative Update: March 17, 2017

New letters from our Spring board meeting are posted in the current issues section of our website at With more to come. For Individual and Lifetime members – At-Large board election voting is underway. Ballots were mailed last week to current individual and lifetime members to elect your four representatives to the UFA board. If you expected one but haven’t received it, call us at 907-586-2820. We are excited with the huge number of ballots we’ve received so far. Be sure to vote by the April 1 postmark deadline!  Coming soon - Comfish Kodiak - March 30 – April 1
DEC Workshops this week – Outstanding National Resource Waters Nomination Process We are forwarding this reminder of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s outreach effort to establish a statewide process for nominating and designating Outstanding National Resource Waters or Tier 3 waters. The public workshops will be held the week of March...
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Transboundary mining up in House Fisheries Thursday

Commercial fishermen like you can weigh in right now to ensure transboundary river water quality remains high and fisheries support our fleets for generations to come. Large mines at the headwaters of our major transboundary fish rivers can impact essential habitat for Alaska's salmon and other fisheries....
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3 things UFA is doing for salmon habitat

UFA has recently been digesting and incorporating all the excellent ideas you shared in your salmon habitat survey. Thank you for helping UFA understand your concerns and better stand up for our Alaskan salmon industry and resource! Now that the Alaska Legislature is in peak action season, we'll be sending more regular email updates on issues affecting salmon habitat. A whopping 93% of fishermen taking the salmon habitat survey said they take action for habitat by calling decision makers, writing letters, testifying, talking to other fishermen and more. Do you want breaking news texts from SHIP about salmon habitat and ways you can stand up for your resource?...
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UFA Legislative Update: March 10, 2017

Note to members – At-Large board election is in process! Thanks to seventeen members who are in the running for four two year seats. Ballots were mailed this week to current individual and lifetime members. Be sure to vote by the April 1 postmark deadline!   We have been busy carrying out the actions from our February 21-23 meeting. Letters are being posted to our website Current Issues tab as they are finalized and sent. Letters on Alaska legislation may also be found on the documents tab on the main page for the bill, and on the meeting page for the committees as they take up bills on which the UFA board took a position.   Legislative Meetings of Interest Scheduled for the week of March 13: Top item – public testimony on Board of Fish candidates in Senate Resources committee - see Monday at 3:30 P.M.   Monday, March 13, 2017                          1:00 PMHouse Resources...
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