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UFA Update: June 23, 2017

State shutdown averted A sigh of relief so you can fish with less to worry about. Many news stories came out last night after the budget conference committee agreed, but before the Senate and House had voted to pass the bill, which happened around 10 pm: Alaska Legislature averts shutdown with nine days to spare By James Brooks, Morris News Service-Alaska/Juneau Empire, Fri, 06/23/2017 - 9:02am With nine days to spare, the Alaska Legislature has averted a statewide government shutdown. At 1:04 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a joint House-Senate conference committee approved a compromise budget that funds state government past July 1 using savings from Alaska’s Constitutional Budget Reserve. The Senate voted 16-1 just before 9 p.m. to approve the deal, and the House followed suit, 31-8, just after 10 p.m. “This is very much...
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Text “ufaship” to #313131 to Win Prizes

Fishermen have 4 Ways to Win $200 Alaska Airlines or $100 LFS Gift Cards Dear Fishermen, You have four ways to WIN:
  • $200 Alaska Airlines gift certificate or
  • $100 LFS gift certificate.
Just text "ufaship" to 313131 and we'll text you right back with instructions how to enter and win. Sweepstakes ends September 1, 2017 and winners will be announced September 2nd!...
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Did you know this was happening with Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay?

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....
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UFA Legislative Update: April 17, 2017

Thanks to UFA members for their support. We encourage members to support our business members – see links on our website. We have sent letters to convey the positions the UFA board took during our Spring annual meeting in February.  Most are posted on our website / current issues tab. UFA At-large election results – welcome new at-large directors Sue Aspelund and Rhonda Hubbard to the UFA Board, effective April 15. Bruce Schactler and Zach Hill were both re-elected. A press release has been issued and will be posted soon at our press releases page. Thanks to over 200 individual and life members that participated in the election and especially to the thirteen qualified nominees that did not make the top four. Legislative happenings from last week & today: The 30th Alaska Legislature is continuing its first regular session beyond the voter-approved 90 day limit. With work focusing...
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Press Release: UFA Welcomes At-Large Board Members and Executive Committee

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2017 Contact: Jerry McCune, President  (907) 200-0240

UFA Welcomes At-Large Board Members and Executive Committee 

United Fishermen of Alaska is pleased to announce the election of Sue Aspelund, Rhonda Hubbard, Bruce Schactler, and Zachary Hill as at-large board members. UFA’s individual and lifetime members elect four at-large directors to represent the more than 450 individual, lifetime, and crew members on the organization’s board of directors. The at-large directors will serve two-year terms beginning April 15, 2017 and ending April 14, 2019 on the UFA Board of Directors. Also taking effect on April 15 are new executive committee members Tyson Fick and Sue Doherty. UFA welcomes the return of Sue Aspelund, who is looking forward to her 24th salmon setnet season in Bristol Bay, and brings the experience from over a decade as Commercial Fisheries Policy Advisor and Deputy Director of Commercial Fisheries for Alaska Department of Fish...
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