As you and other Alaska salmon fishermen grind through your last few weeks on the water or put your gear away for the season, United Fishermen of Alaska’s SHIP project has been busy compiling important information on policies and events that impact the health of our salmon fisheries. Here’s what’s inside:
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The Pebble Mine might be on the fast track. In a major change of course, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Pebble Limited Partnership have made an agreement that reverses the agency’s previous decision to bar a large scale mine in Bristol Bay due to harm to the Bay’s salmon fishery. This agreement requires Pebble to apply for permits within 30 months. Pebble has been promising to apply for permits every year since 2005 when they first came to talk to UFA….
Last fall, UFA surveyed Alaska fishermen about their opinions on salmon habitat.
Fishermen took the survey in high numbers
Fishermen say salmon habitat is critical not just for our bottom-line but identity and way of life.
What fishermen say matters!
Credible information sources are important
Fishermen speak up for habitat
Download survey results, including:
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For Alaskan Commercial Fishermen, UFA’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) is a go-to source for information on the health of salmon runs you depend on. By working together, we can become powerful advocates for pro-salmon policies and ensure commercial fishing jobs remain strong for generations.
There’s More to Come
If you’d like sneak peaks into what other fishermen say about Alaska salmon habitat, how UFA will use survey results, and all the news about the salmon habitat you use, please keep in touch!
Over the fall, UFA will review survey results, digest the information, present the data to the UFA Board at its upcoming meeting, and form a plan for moving the program forward. Thank you again for helping guide SHIP, and stay tuned for more!
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