Category Archives: UFA Updates

UFA Update: October 12, 2017

Registration is open for Pacific Marine Expo. NOV 16 - 18, 2017Travel info Comment to EPA on Bristol Bay Mining Withdrawal of Proposed Determination before October 17 - UFA Salmon Habitat Information Program TAKE ACTION Page (or see item #25 for links and info) Thanks to the Alaska Salmon Alliance, Resources for All Alaskans, KPFA, UCIDA, and Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association for helping to host an excellent meeting and reception in Kenai. Support UFA Business members on our website HERE. Thanks to new business member Desperate Marine LLC of Homer! Support UFA today - Visit 'Become a Member' on our website to see the various membership levels and benefits.   Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees.   Statewide
  1. Call for Applications - Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and Board of Fisheries
  2. Board of Fisheries Worksession, October 17-19, Anchorage
  3. High salmon prices and huge catch...
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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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UFA Update: September 1, 2017

Registration is open for Pacific Marine Expo. NOV 16 - 18, 2017 – make your travel plans now! Job opening – UFA Executive Director - Deadline to apply – September 22, 5:00 P.M. Job announcement Job description & application instructions The Fall 2017 UFA meeting will be held September 25 – 27 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association in Kenai. UFA meetings are open to members and invited guests. Join UFA at the meeting for a free hat and hoodie! Support UFA Business members on our website HERE. Help support UFA today! Visit 'Become a Member' on our website to see the various membership levels and benefits. What better way to enjoy the Labor Day holiday – Wild Alaska Seafood thanks to your hard work! Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees.   Statewide
  1. Bumper salmon hauls around state as season winds down
  2. Wild pink salmon harvest...
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UFA Update: July 29, 2017

Registration is open for Pacific Marine Expo. NOV 16 - 18, 2017 Celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day – August 10, 2017 The Fall 2017 UFA meeting will be held September 25 – 27 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association in Kenai. UFA meetings are open to members and invited guests. Support UFA Business members on our website HERE. Help support UFA today! Visit 'Become a Member' on our website to see the various membership levels and benefits. Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees. Statewide
  1. Governor Walker Praises Passage of Capital Budget
  2. Salmon harvest statewide grows to 77 M +
  3. Fishermen seeing higher salmon prices across the board
  4. ADF&G 2017 Inseason Alaska Commercial Salmon Summary & Bluesheet:
  5. Bristol Bay red salmon run smashes records
  6. Search underway for missing Bristol Bay crewman in Ugashik
  7. Pollock, Kodiak’s Fortune Fish - Rhonda MacBride Frontiers with Laine Welch
  8. Nome “Red...
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UFA Update: July 14, 2017 – Fishing Safety Items

Support UFA Business members on our website HERE. CF Safety Advisory Committee to meet July 27 on USCG Regulations U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking CFSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;” and 13783, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.” The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on July 27, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider CFSAC recommendations as part of the process of...
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