Category Archives: UFA Updates

UFA Update: December 8, 2017

Thanks to new business members: Fishermen’s Finest of Kirkland – Ocean Class Orca Bay Seafoods of Renton – Sea Class Rogge – A Charlies’ Produce Company of Seattle – Sea Class Desperate Marine LLC of Homer Mustad Autoline of Seattle Rising Tide Communications of Anchorage 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. Thanks to our members and friends for making our 2017 Pacific Marine Expo successful and fun! See # 27 below for Ocean Acidification survey, #31 for Kenai Salmon Habitat Forum, and #40 for Women in Fisheries survey.   Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees. Statewide
  1. Governor Walker appoints Vance Fate Putman to CFEC
  2. Fish Board nixes rule unpopular with Fairbanks dip-netters
  3. Alaska Board of Fisheries backs proposed Dutch Harbor grab...
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UFA Update: Pacific Marine Expo Update – One Week Countdown!

UFA’s Fall 2018 membership drive concludes at Pacific Marine Expo! Have you registered yet?  - Click HERE to register for free prior to the show! UFA will be in the NEW Alaska Hall, in our new larger booth #4125 along with our friends from AFDF. Charge your phone, grab some coffee or water, rest your feet, and visit with UFA board, members and fishing friends.  Show hours: Thursday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 18th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Show and seminar schedule UFA Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) Panel discussion -  Is Ocean Acidification Taking A Toll On Salmon? …Friday Nov 17 - 11:45 AM - 12:30 on the Concourse Stage. Check UFA’s Facebook page for logo items, deals, and info on...
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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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