Membership Categories

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UFA welcomes the support of fishing associations, skippers and crew, fishing related businesses, communities and the public to support UFA. All annual memberships are on a twelve month rotating basis. To join UFA, see http://www.ufafish.org/become-a-member/ or contact our office. 

Voting Membership – available to fishing groups, fishermen and crew 

Voting Member Organization – for fishing groups 

Any fishery association organized with a written document indicating member qualifications and listing officers and board members, and having purpose(s) consistent with UFA’s purpose may make application to become a voting member organization of UFA. Voting member organizations hold a voting seat on the UFA Board of Directors after approval by a majority of the Board and receipt of annual dues ($3000). To join as a group member, please contact the UFA office. 

Associate members – for licensed fishermen and crew 

Any person holding a permanent or interim use fishing permit from the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, a commercial fishing crew license in the State of Alaska, or a fishing permit issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service for use in Alaska’s state waters or U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone offshore Alaska may become an associate member. UFA’s Lifetime and Individual members elect four at-large voting representatives to the UFA Board of Directors in elections held every two years. Associate memberships include a twelve month subscription to National Fisherman and Pacific Fishing magazines, and subscription to UFA email updates. 

Associate membership levels: 

Lifetime – $3000 – one time payment. 

Individual – $175 per year (12 months) or $300 for two years (24 months). 

Contributing Membership – available to businesses, communities, and the public 

Contributing members are not entitled to vote on the UFA Board of Directors or at-large elections. 

Business member categories: 

Ocean Class – $2000 per year – includes logo and link on UFA website 

Sea Class – $750 per year – includes logo and link on UFA website 

Bay Class – $300 per year – includes link on UFA website 

Community Supporting membership – $300 per year – includes link on UFA website 

Supporting member – $50 per year – open to the public. Includes a twelve month subscription to National Fisherman and Pacific Fishing magazines, and subscription to UFA email updates. (We have renamed this category to avoid confusion for licensed crew members, who are eligible for voting membership as an Individual member above). 

UFA is a 501(c)(5) non profit trade association. Contributions or gifts to UFA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. We report payments received from membership payments and the percentage applied for lobbying purposes at the end of each calendar year, for your tax purposes.