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Vote While You Fish!

Commercial fishermen, crew, processing workers, and others in the fishing industry can make a significant impact on elections. Learn about candidates, their positions on issues, and let candidates know what matters to you, your business, and your family. THEN VOTE.

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Vote while you fish – Register or change your registration before July 22 for the August 21 Primary.

Voter Registration Information Deadline July 22 to register or change your registration, to be eligible to vote in the August 21 primary. Candidates for Alaska Governor, Lt. Gov, U.S. House, 40 State House and 10 State Senate seats will compete in the primary election to become their party’s nominee in the November 6th general election. Registered voters have two ballot choices. To vote the Republican Primary ballot you must be registered Republican, Nonpartisan or Undeclared. Any registered voter may vote the combined Democratic, Libertarian, and Alaska Independence party ballot. Sample ballots have been posted - see http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/Archive/SampleBallot_2018_Primary.php Find out if you’re registered to vote and lookup your polling place location here:  https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/  (you must use your full middle name if it is included in your registration or it will not match.) Thousands of Alaskans are...
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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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