Category Archives: Press Release

Press Release: UFA Announces Officer and Executive Committee Changes 

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2018 Contact: Frances Leach, Executive Director,  director@ufa-fish.org 

UFA Announces Officer and Executive Committee Changes 

United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) announces the transition in its leadership effective April 15, with the election of Matt Alward succeeding Jerry McCune as president, Bob Kehoe replacing Alward as vice president, and new executive committee members Rebecca Skinner and Sue Doherty.  Jerry McCune has served most recently as UFA president since 2014, as well as from 1992 to 1996, and has served as a paid or volunteer lobbyist for UFA throughout the past two decades. He was named to the UFA Alaska Seafood Industry Hall of Fame among the initial inductees in 2009, and will continue to serve on the UFA executive committee. Matt Alward represents North Pacific Fisheries Association on the UFA board and has served as vice president since 2015.  “I greatly appreciate the decades of...
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Press Release: UFA’s Salmon Habitat Program Launches Sweepstakes to Bring Habitat Info to Fishermen

Text “ufaship” to 313131 or predict Bristol Bay’s sockeye harvest to win Alaska Airlines or LFS Gift Cards
JUNEAU – UFA’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) has launched two summer sweepstakes to connect with commercial fishermen for important information regarding salmon habitat. Winners will be selected from fishermen who enter the drawing through a text campaign or Facebook comments to win Alaska Airlines and LFS, Inc gift certificates.

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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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Press Release: UFA Publishes Updated Alaska Community Fishing Fact Sheets to Promote Seafood Industry Awareness

The statewide commercial fishing umbrella association United Fishermen of Alaska has released its updated set of fishing data sheets for major Alaska communities, boroughs and census areas. UFA is seeking to provide comprehensive information and statistics to help raise awareness of the importance of the commercial fishing and seafood processing industry to the state and Alaska communities.

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Press Release: AK Fishermen Tell UFA Salmon Habitat Is High Concern

UFA to Release Salmon Habitat Survey Results To-Date at Pacific Marine Expo and Re-Open Survey
Juneau, AK – Alaska commercial fishermen surveyed this summer told UFA that taking good care of Alaska salmon habitat is vitally important to them. In fact, it’s an even higher concern than price! At Pacific Marine Expo this week in Seattle we will share all of our survey results and reopen the survey for fishermen who would still like to weigh in.

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