2020 Commercial Fishing Facts

The 2020 UFA Fish Facts are now available. Please note that data collected is from 2018, which is the most recent data available. More Information

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UFA COVID-19 Resource Guide

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UFA Fleet Update: October 23, 2020

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UFA Annual Fall Meeting

The United Fishermen of Alaska’s annual Fall Board meeting will take place October 27-28 via Zoom. An agenda may be found on our website.  All current UFA members are invited to attend, but we ask that you please register by emailing Frances Leach at director@ufa-fish.org for login instructions....
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UFA Fleet Update: October 9, 2020

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Alaska US Senate candidate debate between Senator Dan Sullivan and Dr. Al Gross

The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the confirmation of the Alaska US Senate candidate debate between Senator Dan Sullivan and Dr. Al Gross. The fisheries themed debate will occur on October 10th at 5:00pm. In an atypical manner, the debate will take place over Zoom and be live streamed to https://kodiakchamber.org/live/, and both the Kodiak Chamber and ComFish Alaska Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as local radio stations KMXT and through statewide public radio broadcasting networks. The moderator will be Rhonda McBride....
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UFA Fleet Update: Oct. 5 CARES Act Draft Plan

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  • ADFG Announces Draft Spend Plan for CARES Act Relief for Fisheries Participants

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2020 Fisheries Assistance Spend Plan Available for Public Comment (Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game today released the Section 12005 CARES Act fisheries assistance draft spend plan for public comment (http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/home/news/hottopics/pdfs/cares_act_spendingplan_100520.pdf). The draft spend plan provides eligibility criteria for participants in seafood processing, commercial harvesting, sport charter, subsistence, and aquaculture. On May 7, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced allocations of Section 12005 CARES Act fisheries assistance funding to all costal states and territories. Alaska will receive $50 million of the $300 million available for this assistance program. The spending plan will allocate 100% of available funds as direct payments to fishery participants in eligible sectors. While all sectors have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, available funds will only cover...
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