Category Archives: Salmon Habitat

Why Ocean Acidification Matters @Expo2017

You're invited to learn about Ocean Acidification at Pacific Marine Expo!

On Friday November 17th from 11:45am - 12:30pm at the Concourse Stage, UFA and Washington Sea Grant are hosting a panel at Pacific Marine Expo called "Fishing Industry and Ocean Acidification: What's the Bottom Line for Salmon Fishermen?" Topics to be discussed include:
  • Overall impacts of increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska marine waters
  • Impacts on salmon and the adaptation of the commercial fishing industry.
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We’ve been busy promoting healthy salmon habitat

Just because nets are put away, doesn't mean the work stops!  Here's what's inside:
  • Thank you! Hundreds of fishermen commented through SHIP's Action platform
  • Ocean Acidification infographic
  • Ocean Acidification presentation (Juneau)
  • Ocean Acidification panel (Pacific Marine Expo)

Thank you for weighing into EPA SHIP launched our online platform in conjunction with the EPA's comment period on Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine. Our tool is designed for fishermen to weigh in on issues important to salmon habitat. We'd like to express our sincerest gratitude to the hundreds of fishermen who weighed into the EPA.

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Act now, Pebble Mine comments due!

The Trump Administration's EPA is now seeking public input on its decision to reverse its 2014 Proposed Determination to add specific protections to water quality in the Bristol Bay watershed. The 2014 Determination would have ensured large-scale mining did not cause irreversible harm to habitat that sustains the world’s largest salmon fishery. Just as Bristol Bay fishermen hauled in a near-record harvest of 37 million sockeye salmon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a blow to the industry by reversing an earlier decision to implement Clean Water Act protections for water quality in the watershed. You may have commented in the past, but today, fishermen can weigh in again to the Trump Administration on whether protections for Bristol Bay's world-class salmon fishery should be erased....
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PASSED! Alaska Wild Salmon Month

Big news for salmon fishermen!

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Resolution 261 recognizing the month of September 2017 as "Alaska Wild Salmon Month" sponsored by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. By recognizing Alaska's salmon economy is supported by wild salmon returning to Alaskan streams and rearing in Alaskan waters, the U.S. Senate understands salmon habitat is the basis for one of Alaska's most important industries....
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Announcements! Texting winners + summer habitat

As you and other Alaska salmon fishermen grind through your last few weeks on the water or put your gear away for the season, United Fishermen of Alaska's SHIP project has been busy compiling important information on policies and events that impact the health of our salmon fisheries. Here's what's inside:
  • Texting sweepstakes winners announced today
  • OMG, "Predict the Bay" winner within 20,000!
  • Pebble Mine Action
  • Ocean acidification panel @Expo
  • Transboundary comments
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