UFA Update: November 10, 2016

Pacific Marine Expo – November 17-19, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, WA – Visit UFA at booth #513

Update your contacts for UFA – no hyphen needed.

Please add ufa@ufafish.org to your “approved/safe sender” list.  

Dear UFA members, businesses and friends,

  1. It’s that time of year! Please register for Pacific Marine Expo (Expo) HERE.

Admission is FREE for qualified attendees if you register before midnight on November 16, 2015… Register by November 14th for a chance at Seahawks tickets.

Visit UFA at booth #513 for Expo specials for new and rejoining members, and members who recruit new members!

UFA Individual, Crew and Lifetime members receive free subscriptions to both National Fisherman and Pacific Fishing magazines. UFA members also receive monthly news updates and special announcements, UFA decals for their vessel and vehicles, and access to UFA meetings and events. Stop by our booth for new UFA logo hats, sweatshirts, and tote bags for new membership incentives, and to visit with UFA leadership, staff, and members of the UFA Board of Directors!

UFA Lifetime members – Visit booth #513 to pick up your UFA lifetime member coffee mug.

Check the exhibitor list to find your favorite vendors HERE.

See the schedule of conference sessions HERE.

Highlights include:

FV Safety – Commercial Fishing Safety Updates from NIOSH – Thursday November 17, 12:00 Noon

UFA Salmon Habitat Program presentation – Thursday November 17, 2:00 PM on the Concourse stage 

Alaska Seafood Marketing Town Hall – Friday, November 18, 11:00 AM

Electronic Monitoring: Using technology to make Fisheries Management more Efficient and Cost Effective – with NOAA Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Eileen Sobeck, Friday November 18th, 11:00 AM

 FV Safety – USCG Enhanced Oversight Program – Friday November 18th, 2:00 PM

Climate Change and Alaska’s Fisheries – Friday November 18th, 2:00 PM

Keynote speaker: Bob Desautel – Friday November 18th, 3:30 PM

Other top news:

  1. Alaska Election Results

The Alaska election preliminary results can be viewed in a few ways, from the website at:  http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/16GENR/ .

To see detailed breakdowns by district and precinct, including absentee and early votes which are still coming in, scroll down to the Statement of Votes Cast by district.

The Division of Elections continues to process absentee, early and questioned ballots that are not expected to – but might – change the outcome of a few close races.

  1. Alaska House will be run by coalition while Senate remains under Republican control


This is a good time to contact your new legislators and continuing incumbents.  Contact info is online at:



  1. ASMI Seeks Communications Director – apply by November 23

Communications Director –This position is located in Juneau, Alaska and reports to the Executive Director of ASMI.  The position supports ASMI U.S. and international marketing programs and interacts regularly with the seafood industry, press, state and local policy makers, and the business community.  This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a strong communications background.  Fisheries and/or government affairs experience preferred. Full job description and directions on how to apply are available here. Job closes November 23rd, 2016.


  1. ASMI Responsible Fisheries Management Committee, November 22, Seattle

A meeting of the ASMI Responsible Fisheries Management Committee will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2016 beginning at 8:30 AM PT…

For location and call in numbers see: Draft Agenda

Other recent items from ASMI:
ASMI All Hands on Deck Meeting-Meeting Materials from October 22-27.

2016 Weekly Salmon Harvest Analysis

Join UFA online HERE

Mark Vinsel, Executive Administrator
United Fishermen of Alaska
Office: 907.586.2820

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Compiled by staff of United Fishermen of Alaska
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