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Press Release: UFA Statement on the passing of Senator Ted Stevens (August 16, 2010)

The United Fisherman of Alaska (UFA) extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Senator Ted Stevens. Alaska's seafood industry lost a great champion. Senator Stevens was a warrior for Alaska’s commercial fishermen. He threw out the foreign fleets; stopped high seas pirates from drift netting; increased spending for marketing Alaska’s seafood; and created a capital construction fund for fishermen.

Over his long and distinguished career, he authored the laws that established the 200 mile


Press Release: UFA Endorses Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senate (August 6, 2010)

United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) today announced its endorsement of Senator Lisa Murkowski for the United States Senate. UFA is a statewide organization representing 38 commercial fishing associations and hundreds of additional independent commercial fishermen from fisheries throughout the state and its offshore federal waters. The group organized a special endorsement meeting on August 5 after being approached by the Murkowski campaign for an endorsement prior to the August 24 primary.


Press Release: UFA Announces New President Arni Thomson and Executive Committee Members (June 15, 2010)

Effective today, United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) has elected Arni Thomson, Executive Director of the Alaska Crab Coalition (ACC), to lead the statewide fishing trade association as President for 2010 - 2011.

Thomson has served on the UFA Board of Directors since 1997 as the representative of the ACC, and served as UFA’s National committee chair since 2005. He also serves as the Shellfish Committee Chair for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI).