Category Archives: UFA Updates

UFA Update: November 15, 2018

***We wanted to make sure that if you're attending Pacific Marine Expo, that you are also aware of this special panel to be held this Sunday, November 18.*** MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT — HOW CURRENT POLICIES IMPACT FISHERMEN AND OUR NATION’S SEAFOOD SUPPLY Ocean Strategies is hosting a discussion panel at Pacific Marine this Sunday from 1-2pm that will dive into federal fisheries policy issues on the docket for the current and upcoming Congress. We'll look at the suite of legislation aiming to reauthorize or make changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and talk about the implications of those bills with panelists that can bring us a coast-to-coast perspective. Ocean Strategies' senior consultant and Gulf of Alaska fisherman Hannah Heimbuch is facilitating, and we'll be hosting panelists Bob Kehoe from the Purse Seine Vessel Owners' Association and Jason DeLaCruz from Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders Alliance. These...
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Board of Fisheries Hatchery Recap

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

Vote while you fish starting today, Oct 22

VOTE WHILE YOU FISH!

Don’t wait – vote in the Alaska General Election beginning today, October 22. If you will be fishing or away from home on Tuesday November 6, make plans now to vote absentee or early. See below for the four ways to vote absentee: 1) in-person, 2) by mail, 3) by fax or electronic submission, and 4) through a personal representative if your are disabled. Candidates for Alaska Governor, U.S. House, 40 State House and 10 State Senate seats, and Ballot Measure No. 1 "An act providing for the protection of wild salmon and fish and wildlife habitat" will be on the ballot for the general election.

2018 General Election Information

Sample Ballots by District 

Official Election Pamphlet

 

October 22 -Beginning today you can vote in the November 6 General Election

If you will be fishing, make plans now to vote absentee or early. There...
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Vote While You Fish – August 17, 2018

August 21 Alaska Primary Election - Have you voted yet? The state Primary Elections are Tuesday August 21.  If you'll be in your home district be sure to vote… for info see Polling Place lookup & 2018 Primary Election Candidate List – District Search & 2018 Primary Election Sample Ballot by District  
  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...
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