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is scheduled for February 21-23,
Juneau, Alaska


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UFA Legislative Update: January 27, 2017

This week the Alaska State Legislature has started with committee meetings and informational overviews. House Fisheries committee heard a presentation by ADFG on State versus Federal fisheries management. See the meeting page for audio archive and Powerpoint of the presentation. For the week of January 30, hearings include budget overviews from Commercial and Sport fishing divisions, public input on Bristol Bay sulfide mine and Commercial fishing loan program total limit, Motor Fuel Tax in both the House and Senate Transportation committees, and a Senate hearing on a land grant for Petersburg Borough.. So far, legislation has not been introduced for fishing industry specific taxes. We will continue to monitor the bills and hearings. Hearing schedule next week for topics noted above:
  1. House Finance Committee – Monday 1/30 1:30 – Room 519
FY18 Budget Overviews: - Dept. of Law - Dept. of Fish & Game - Dept. of Corrections  
  1. House Fisheries special committee –...
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UFA Legislative Update: January 20, 2017

This week the Alaska State Legislature started the first session of the 30th Alaska State Legislature. See the home page for committee lists and schedules, prefiled and new legislation. So far, legislation has not been introduced for fishing industry specific taxes. We will continue to monitor the bills and hearings.  
  1. Committee meeting: House Fisheries special committee – Thursday January 26, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Presentation: State and Federal Fisheries Management, by ADFG Documents and audio links are expected to be available online at:  
  1. Letter from Alaska Board of Fisheries to Senator Pete Kelly and Representative Bryce Edgmon regarding Habitat Title 16. (this letter was finalized at the January 2017 Kodiak Finfish meeting)
The letter asks for: -Improve public notification and opportunities for public comment. -Enforceable standards for protection of fish BOF Letter: UFA letter to BOF from October work session:    
  1. Other committee meetings that might be of interest:
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UFA Update: January 5, 2017

Thanks to New Sea Class Business member – Leading Retirement Solutions & New Bay Class member - Alaska Railroad – Seward 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. Got health insurance for 2017? Open Season on ACA Enrollment Affordable Care Act open enrollment season is open through January 31. Enroll Alaska can provide individual assistance with your enrollment, and follow-up assistance if needed during the life of the plan - bypassing the system. Or try it on your own at . Businesses: US Small Business Administration:For more on how the Affordable Care Act impacts your business, see  Board of Fisheries Candidates wanted – see item #14 Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees. Statewide
  1. Walker-Mallott Administration Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
  2. Governor Walker...
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Press Release: AK Fishermen Tell UFA Salmon Habitat Is High Concern

UFA to Release Salmon Habitat Survey Results To-Date at Pacific Marine Expo and Re-Open Survey
Juneau, AK – Alaska commercial fishermen surveyed this summer told UFA that taking good care of Alaska salmon habitat is vitally important to them. In fact, it’s an even higher concern than price! At Pacific Marine Expo this week in Seattle we will share all of our survey results and reopen the survey for fishermen who would still like to weigh in.

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UFA Update: November 10, 2016

Pacific Marine Expo – November 17-19, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, WA - Visit UFA at booth #513 Update your contacts for UFA – no hyphen needed. Please add to your “approved/safe sender” list.   Dear UFA members, businesses and friends,
  1. It’s that time of year! Please register for Pacific Marine Expo (Expo) HERE.
Admission is FREE for qualified attendees if you register before midnight on November 16, 2015… Register by November 14th for a chance at Seahawks tickets. Visit UFA at booth #513 for Expo specials for new and rejoining members, and members who recruit new members! UFA Individual, Crew and Lifetime members receive free subscriptions to both National Fisherman and Pacific Fishing magazines. UFA members also receive monthly news updates and special announcements, UFA decals for their vessel and vehicles, and access to UFA meetings and events. Stop by our booth for new UFA logo...
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