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UFA Update: October 12, 2017

Registration is open for Pacific Marine Expo. NOV 16 - 18, 2017Travel info Comment to EPA on Bristol Bay Mining Withdrawal of Proposed Determination before October 17 - UFA Salmon Habitat Information Program TAKE ACTION Page (or see item #25 for links and info) Thanks to the Alaska Salmon Alliance, Resources for All Alaskans, KPFA, UCIDA, and Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association for helping to host an excellent meeting and reception in Kenai. Support UFA Business members on our website HERE. Thanks to new business member Desperate Marine LLC of Homer! Support UFA today - Visit 'Become a Member' on our website to see the various membership levels and benefits.   Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees.   Statewide
  1. Call for Applications - Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and Board of Fisheries
  2. Board of Fisheries Worksession, October 17-19, Anchorage
  3. High salmon prices and huge catch...
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Act now, Pebble Mine comments due!

The Trump Administration's EPA is now seeking public input on its decision to reverse its 2014 Proposed Determination to add specific protections to water quality in the Bristol Bay watershed. The 2014 Determination would have ensured large-scale mining did not cause irreversible harm to habitat that sustains the world’s largest salmon fishery. Just as Bristol Bay fishermen hauled in a near-record harvest of 37 million sockeye salmon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a blow to the industry by reversing an earlier decision to implement Clean Water Act protections for water quality in the watershed. You may have commented in the past, but today, fishermen can weigh in again to the Trump Administration on whether protections for Bristol Bay's world-class salmon fishery should be erased....
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PASSED! Alaska Wild Salmon Month

Big news for salmon fishermen!

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Resolution 261 recognizing the month of September 2017 as "Alaska Wild Salmon Month" sponsored by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. By recognizing Alaska's salmon economy is supported by wild salmon returning to Alaskan streams and rearing in Alaskan waters, the U.S. Senate understands salmon habitat is the basis for one of Alaska's most important industries....
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UFA Update: September 1, 2017

Registration is open for Pacific Marine Expo. NOV 16 - 18, 2017 – make your travel plans now! Job opening – UFA Executive Director - Deadline to apply – September 22, 5:00 P.M. Job announcement Job description & application instructions The Fall 2017 UFA meeting will be held September 25 – 27 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association in Kenai. UFA meetings are open to members and invited guests. Join UFA at the meeting for a free hat and hoodie! Support UFA Business members on our website HERE. Help support UFA today! Visit 'Become a Member' on our website to see the various membership levels and benefits. What better way to enjoy the Labor Day holiday – Wild Alaska Seafood thanks to your hard work! Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees.   Statewide
  1. Bumper salmon hauls around state as season winds down
  2. Wild pink salmon harvest...
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Announcements! Texting winners + summer habitat

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:
  • Texting sweepstakes winners announced today
  • OMG, "Predict the Bay" winner within 20,000!
  • Pebble Mine Action
  • Ocean acidification panel @Expo
  • Transboundary comments
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