Category Archives: UFA Updates

UFA Legislative Update: April 17, 2017

Thanks to UFA members for their support. We encourage members to support our business members – see links on our website. We have sent letters to convey the positions the UFA board took during our Spring annual meeting in February.  Most are posted on our website / current issues tab. UFA At-large election results – welcome new at-large directors Sue Aspelund and Rhonda Hubbard to the UFA Board, effective April 15. Bruce Schactler and Zach Hill were both re-elected. A press release has been issued and will be posted soon at our press releases page. Thanks to over 200 individual and life members that participated in the election and especially to the thirteen qualified nominees that did not make the top four. Legislative happenings from last week & today: The 30th Alaska Legislature is continuing its first regular session beyond the voter-approved 90 day limit. With work focusing...
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UFA Legislative Update: April 7, 2017

Thanks to all our business members for their support - we encourage members to support them with your business – see links on our website.
Non-Legislative item: Renew Your 2017 Commercial Crew License Online for a Chance to Win a Free License!  (Juneau) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces a promotional give away of ten 2017 commercial crewmember licenses. To be eligible, complete your 2017 commercial crew license renewal online, through the Alaska Fish and Game Online Store before October 6, 2017. A valid email, phone, and mailing address must be provided. ADF&G will hold the drawing on Tuesday October 17, 2017. Ten license holders who completed their 2017 license purchase online will receive a refund for the cost of their 2017 commercial crewmember license… http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr01232017
Events: Laine Welch to host Salmon Policy...
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UFA Legislative Update: March 31, 2017

Individual and Lifetime members – Last call for At-Large board election voting. Be sure to vote by the April 1 (tomorrow) postmark deadline! More letters from our Spring board meeting are posted in the current issues section of our website at http://www.ufafish.org/current-issues/... Thanks to new SEA Class business member – Lynden Inc Thanks to all our business members for their support - we encourage members to support them with your business – see links on our website.
Non-Legislative item: Help Shape Alaska’s Economic Future – business owner input wanted for DCCED economic development strategy…Forwarded message: The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development is completing a state-wide economic development strategy. This effort combines the input from community and business leaders from around the state to inform the economic direction of Alaska moving forward. The more feedback we get for this process, the more successful...
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UFA Legislative Update: March 24, 2017

Individual and Lifetime members – the UFA At-Large board election voting is underway. Be sure to vote by the April 1 postmark deadline! More letters from our Spring board meeting are posted in the current issues section of our website at http://www.ufafish.org/current-issues/... Coming soon - Comfish Kodiak - March 30 – April 1.
USCG Vessel Documentation Heads Up From the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center - Important Notice: “Please be advised a processing error occurred and you may have received an additional Application for Renewal, CG-1280 for vessels expiring at the end of March 2017. If you have already received your new Certificate of Documentation which expires March 31, 2018, please disregard the second notice. We are sorry for any confusion this may have caused…” https://www.uscg.mil/nvdc/ Also, heads up if you receive an official looking “Vessel Renewal Courtesy...
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UFA Legislative Update: March 17, 2017

New letters from our Spring board meeting are posted in the current issues section of our website at http://www.ufafish.org/current-issues/... With more to come. For Individual and Lifetime members – At-Large board election voting is underway. Ballots were mailed last week to current individual and lifetime members to elect your four representatives to the UFA board. If you expected one but haven’t received it, call us at 907-586-2820. We are excited with the huge number of ballots we’ve received so far. Be sure to vote by the April 1 postmark deadline!  Coming soon - Comfish Kodiak - March 30 – April 1
DEC Workshops this week – Outstanding National Resource Waters Nomination Process We are forwarding this reminder of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s outreach effort to establish a statewide process for nominating and designating Outstanding National Resource Waters or Tier 3 waters. The public workshops will be held the week of March...
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