For Immediate Release

Contact: Frances Leach, Executive Director
Office (907)586-2820

United Fishermen of Alaska Announces Selection of Scott Kelley as Executive Administrator

United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), Alaska’s statewide commercial fishing trade association, is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Kelley as its Executive Administrator effective June, Mr. Kelley, a Juneau resident, brings vast experience in commercial fisheries as the former Director of Commercial Fisheries for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

“Scott’s immense knowledge of commercial fisheries in Alaska is well-respected and his relationship with commercial fishermen is extremely valuable. We are very lucky to have him join our organization,” said UFA Executive Director Frances Leach.

Mr. Kelley is replacing retiring UFA employee Mark Vinsel who has worked for UFA for 18 years in several capacities, including Executive Director.

UFA is the statewide commercial fishing umbrella association, representing 35 member organizations from fisheries throughout Alaska and its offshore waters.