As you are likely aware, the Alaska Board of Fisheries met on October 16 to consider two Agenda Change Requests (ACRs) to limit hatchery production in the state. UFA worked closely with many other groups to get the word out about these ACRs and requested that members submit written comments opposing the adoption of these two ACRs. I attended the meeting as and was pleased to see it was well attended by members of the public, mostly commercial fishermen who flew in from Cordova. This shows great unity and commitment by these fishermen as public comment was very limited. There were three hatchery presentations by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Staff, and if you have the time, I highly suggest you take a look at them.
Hatchery Oral Reports
If you are not in your home district you can still vote three ways - this weekend, Monday or Election day: 1.Absentee In-Person & Early Voting Ballots for all of Alaska’s 40 voting districts are available this weekend and Monday at regional elections offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome and Wasilla. Also, on Election day Tuesday you can vote the ballot for any district at airports in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak and Sitka. For details see Absentee Voting Locations & dates of availability for the primary 2.Absentee voting by Fax and Electronic Transmission Note that electronic voting through the online portal is...
Don’t wait – vote in the Alaska Primary Election beginning today, August 6.
If you will be fishing or away from home on Tuesday August 21, make plans now to vote absentee or early.