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UFA Legislative Update: March 24, 2017

Individual and Lifetime members – the UFA At-Large board election voting is underway. Be sure to vote by the April 1 postmark deadline! More letters from our Spring board meeting are posted in the current issues section of our website at Coming soon - Comfish Kodiak - March 30 – April 1.
USCG Vessel Documentation Heads Up From the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center - Important Notice: “Please be advised a processing error occurred and you may have received an additional Application for Renewal, CG-1280 for vessels expiring at the end of March 2017. If you have already received your new Certificate of Documentation which expires March 31, 2018, please disregard the second notice. We are sorry for any confusion this may have caused…” Also, heads up if you receive an official looking “Vessel Renewal Courtesy...
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Keeping salmon streams clean and clear

This month, the State of Alaska is asking about the best process for keeping salmon streams clean and clear. Outstanding National Resource Water (ONRW) designation is the highest water quality protection available under federal law. It prohibits human-caused pollution that would degrade water quality. States are federally-mandated to have a process to consider nominations for ONRW waterbodies. Alaska does not have a process yet. UFA believes the review process for nominations should involve water quality and fisheries experts. Public hearings should be required as well, so commercial fishermen and other stakeholders can weigh in on the decisions about water quality protections....
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UFA Legislative Update: March 17, 2017

New letters from our Spring board meeting are posted in the current issues section of our website at With more to come. For Individual and Lifetime members – At-Large board election voting is underway. Ballots were mailed last week to current individual and lifetime members to elect your four representatives to the UFA board. If you expected one but haven’t received it, call us at 907-586-2820. We are excited with the huge number of ballots we’ve received so far. Be sure to vote by the April 1 postmark deadline!  Coming soon - Comfish Kodiak - March 30 – April 1
DEC Workshops this week – Outstanding National Resource Waters Nomination Process We are forwarding this reminder of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s outreach effort to establish a statewide process for nominating and designating Outstanding National Resource Waters or Tier 3 waters. The public workshops will be held the week of March...
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Transboundary mining up in House Fisheries Thursday

Commercial fishermen like you can weigh in right now to ensure transboundary river water quality remains high and fisheries support our fleets for generations to come. Large mines at the headwaters of our major transboundary fish rivers can impact essential habitat for Alaska's salmon and other fisheries....
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3 things UFA is doing for salmon habitat

UFA has recently been digesting and incorporating all the excellent ideas you shared in your salmon habitat survey. Thank you for helping UFA understand your concerns and better stand up for our Alaskan salmon industry and resource! Now that the Alaska Legislature is in peak action season, we'll be sending more regular email updates on issues affecting salmon habitat. A whopping 93% of fishermen taking the salmon habitat survey said they take action for habitat by calling decision makers, writing letters, testifying, talking to other fishermen and more. Do you want breaking news texts from SHIP about salmon habitat and ways you can stand up for your resource?...
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