Category Archives: UFA Updates

UFA Fleet Update: Endorsements & More

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UFA Announces Endorsements Yesterday at the United Fishermen of Alaska Board of Director's Endorsement meeting, the Board is pleased to announce the following candidates for endorsement:
  • Senator Bert Stedman, District R
  • Senator Gary Stevens, District P
  • Representative Louise Stutes, District 32
  • Representative Dan Ortiz, District 36
  • Representative Jonathan Kriess-Tomkins, District 35
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UFA Fleet Update: September 9, 2020

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Invite: White House Briefing Call This morning, UFA was asked to share the following invitation with our members.  The briefing call is today at 10 AM Alaska time. On July 24, President Trump authorized payments to U.S. commercial lobstermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs levied against American lobsters sold in China. The relief package was expanded to include additional seafood and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs. At President Trump’s direction, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made $527 million available through the Seafood Trade Relief Program to ensure impacted fishermen are made whole again....
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UFA Fleet Update: USDA Supports U.S. Seafood Industry Impacted by Retaliatory Tariffs

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USDA Supports U.S. Seafood Industry Impacted by Retaliatory Tariffs

(Washington, D.C., September 9, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide approximately $530 million to support the U.S. seafood industry and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. The funding will be provided through the Seafood Trade Relief Program and funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). “Many nations have not played by the rules for a long time, and President Trump is the first President to stand up to them and send a clear message that the United States will no longer tolerate unfair trade practices,” said Secretary Perdue. “The Seafood Trade Relief Program ensures fishermen and other U.S. producers will...
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