Category Archives: Salmon Habitat

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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URGENT Pebble Mine update

Pebble Mine is back! 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. 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....
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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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Weigh in by June 30th re: Transboundary Mining!

Important deadline to weigh in on transboundary rivers! Commercial fishermen like you can weigh in on transboundary river water quality, salmon habitat and safeguarding Alaska's interests in responsible development in watersheds that are shared between Alaska and Canada. Comments must be submitted by June 30th. ...
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