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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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URGENT Pebble Mine update

Pebble Mine is back! 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. 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....
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UFA Update: July 29, 2017

Registration is open for Pacific Marine Expo. NOV 16 - 18, 2017 Celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day – August 10, 2017 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. 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. Contents: Inclusion of an item does not mean that UFA endorses or agrees. Statewide
  1. Governor Walker Praises Passage of Capital Budget
  2. Salmon harvest statewide grows to 77 M +
  3. Fishermen seeing higher salmon prices across the board
  4. ADF&G 2017 Inseason Alaska Commercial Salmon Summary & Bluesheet:
  5. Bristol Bay red salmon run smashes records
  6. Search underway for missing Bristol Bay crewman in Ugashik
  7. Pollock, Kodiak’s Fortune Fish - Rhonda MacBride Frontiers with Laine Welch
  8. Nome “Red...
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UFA Update: July 14, 2017 – Fishing Safety Items

Support UFA Business members on our website HERE. CF Safety Advisory Committee to meet July 27 on USCG Regulations U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking CFSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;” and 13783, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.” The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on July 27, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider CFSAC recommendations as part of the process of...
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Press Release: UFA’s Salmon Habitat Program Launches Sweepstakes to Bring Habitat Info to Fishermen

Text “ufaship” to 313131 or predict Bristol Bay’s sockeye harvest to win Alaska Airlines or LFS Gift Cards
JUNEAU – UFA’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) has launched two summer sweepstakes to connect with commercial fishermen for important information regarding salmon habitat. Winners will be selected from fishermen who enter the drawing through a text campaign or Facebook comments to win Alaska Airlines and LFS, Inc gift certificates.

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