Category Archives: UFA Updates

Vote While You Fish!

Commercial fishermen, crew, processing workers, and others in the fishing industry can make a significant impact on elections. Learn about candidates, their positions on issues, and let candidates know what matters to you, your business, and your family. THEN VOTE.

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Action Alert: BOF to Meet Regarding Hatchery Emergency Petition

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will hold a meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m., July 17, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, 555 West 5th, Anchorage, Alaska. The purpose of the special meeting is to address an emergency petition from the Kenai River Sportfishing Association received May 16, 2018, regarding additional hatchery production in the Prince William Sound. At the meeting the board will consider whether an emergency exists under 5 AAC 96.625 and may consider whether to adopt emergency regulations under AS 16.10.440(b) to amend hatchery permit terms. This meeting is open to the public. Written comments, due by July 9, may be mailed to: Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, emailed to, or entered on the Board’s main webpage at The...
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UFA Update: June 5, 2018 

Dear Members, I hope the weather has been conducive for painting, net hanging and boat work as many of you prepare for the salmon season. There’s always excitement (or mechanical induced frustration) on the docks this time year with anticipation for the first opener.  Here at UFA, this is our chance to play catch-up after a busy legislative session.  As you can see in the below update, there’s still plenty of fisheries politics to keep us on our toes and to keep you informed. The postmark deadline for candidates in the statewide primary and general elections was last Friday, with late announcements by Mead Treadwell and Mark Begich to join in the race for Governor while Governor Walker and Lt. Gov. Mallott withdrew from the Democratic primary to run as independents in the general election in November. We are eagerly awaiting “final” primary election candidate lists. UFA will be providing legislative candidates...
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UFA Update: February 1, 2018

Welcome new Executive Director Frances Leach Please set in your approved senders list if you use email filtering. The Spring 2018 UFA meeting will be held February 27- March 1 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. UFA meetings are open to current members and invited guests. Help support UFA today! Visit 'Become a Member' on our website to see the various membership levels and benefits. Support UFA Business members on our website HERE.  We have sent letters to convey the positions the UFA board took during our Fall annual meeting in September. Most are posted on our website / current issues tab. Thanks to new UFA lifetime member Dale Bartelds of Sitka!   Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees. Statewide
  1. Board of Fisheries Southeast & Yakutat Shellfish & Finfish Actions Posted
  2. Board of Fisheries – revised Call for Proposals for 2018/2019 cycle –deadline April...
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