Webinars & Events

Upcoming Webinars

UFA Webinar: Ranked Choice Voting
Wednesday, May 18th, 2:00 PM AKST

Description: Jason Grenn from Alaskans for Better Elections will be presenting on the new Ranked Choice Voting format and will be available to answer questions. 

Past Webinars & Events

UFA Webinar: DEC Presentation on Passenger Vessel Environmental Compliance
Monday, March 7, 2022 03:00 PM Alaska

Description: DEC Division of Water Director Randy Bates and Legislative Liaison Laura Achee will be making a presentation on HB 303/ SB 180 (Passenger Vessel Environmental Compliance) and will be available to answer questions.

UFA Webinar: Alaska Marine Safety Education Association
Monday, December 6, 5:00 PM AKST

Description: This session will introduce attendees to new marine safety and survival equipment that is on the market or under development. This will include wearable PFDs, immersion suits, EPIRBs etc. It will also cover maintenance tips for survival gear so it is more likely to work in an emergency.

Speaker:

  • Jerry Dzugan, Executive Director AMSEA

 

This webinar is sponsored by:
North Pacific Fisheries Association

UFA Webinar: Alaska Marine Safety Education Association
Monday, December 6, 5:00 PM AKST

Description: This session will introduce attendees to new marine safety and survival equipment that is on the market or under development. This will include wearable PFDs, immersion suits, EPIRBs etc. It will also cover maintenance tips for survival gear so it is more likely to work in an emergency.

Speaker:

  • Jerry Dzugan, Executive Director AMSEA

 

This webinar is sponsored by:
North Pacific Fisheries Association

UFA Webinar: Ocean Acidification and Alaska fisheries: what do we know about conditions in our waters and how might species respond?
Tuesday, December 7, 5:00 PM AKST

Description: Alaska is uniquely susceptible to ocean acidification which poses risk to marine species and the fisheries that depend on them. Scientists have been tracking conditions and trends around the state since 2011, and are now developing models and forecasts to help Alaskans anticipate what’s to come. This webinar will cover what we’ve learned so far in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, as well as how different species of fish are responding to elevated acidification in the lab. There will be ample time for Q&A and we look forward to an interactive session that addresses questions of most interest to fishermen.

Speakers:

  • Darcy Dugan, the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network Director, Alaska Ocean Observing System
  • Darren Pilcher, Research Scientist, University of Washington
  • Claudine Hauri, Research Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Tom Hurst, Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

This webinar is sponsored by:

Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association

UFA Webinar: Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Program
Wednesday, December 8, 5:00 PM AKST

Description: Pleased join us to learn more about the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) program: a model based on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The RFM Certification Program is a voluntary and internationally accredited certification assessment of whether a fishery is responsibly managed based on strict criteria. It consists of two seafood certification standards:

1) Fisheries Standard and

2) Chain of Custody Standard.

Speaker:

  • Jeff Regnart, RFM Program Manager

 

 

UFA Webinar: Alaska Seafood Marketing in the U.S.: An Update from ASMI
Thursday, December 9, 5:00 PM AKST

Description: Representatives from ASMI will share the latest seafood consumer trends and ASMI activities at U.S. retail and foodservice and provide an update on the marketing and technical resources available to Alaska’s seafood industry members.

Speakers:

  • Ashley Heimbigner, (Communications Director)
  • Megan Rider (Domestic Marketing Director)
  • John Burrows (Seafood Technical Director)

 

 

 

This webinar is sponsored by:

Just Knots

UFA Webinar: Check in with Alaska Legislators
Friday, December 10, 5:00 PM AKST

Description: Join coastal legislators for an update on what is happening at the legislature.

Speakers:

  • Senate President Peter Micciche
  • Senator Jesse Kiehl
  • House Speaker Rep. Louise Stutes
  • Rep. Ben Carpenter
  • Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins
  • Representative Sarah Vance

 

This webinar is sponsored by:

Pacific Seafood Processors Association

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  UFA Hoodie Design Contest!

Do you want your design to be on the most coveted fishermen’s hoodie?  Now’s your chance, UFA is now accepting designs for our 2021 UFA Hoodie.

Winner will receive two hoodies, bragging rights, and recognition on UFA social media as well as name exposure at our booth at Pacific Marine Expo.

Designs must be submitted no later than August 31, 2021.  Please send your design (JPG, PNG, or GIF) along with contact information to: director@ufa-fish.org

All designs must include text: United Fishermen of Alaska

Topic: COVID & Tariff Relief Money and What that Means for Your Taxes
Time: January 22, 2021, 12:00 PM AKST
Description: UFA is pleased to announce an accounting webinar “COVID & Tariff Relief Money and What that Means for Your Taxes” with the firm Larson Gross to be held Friday, January 22 at 12:00 PM AKST. This webinar will be led by Michaela Thomassen and Tony Cook, CPA, both tax accountants at Larson Gross in Bellingham, WA.  They will walk you through what you need to know about how to claim federal monies received from the Federal Government for COVID and Tariff relief and answer questions you may have. If you have a particular question you’d like answered, please email questions to Frances Leach at director@ufa-fish.org no later than January 15.
*This webinar is open to UFA Members only.

Topic: ADF&G Budget Webinar
Time: December 22, 2020 11:00 AM in Alaska
Description:  Join ADF&G Director of Commercial Fisheries, Sam Rabung and Commercial Fisheries Administrative Operations Manager, Britteny Cioni-Haywood, as they walk participants through the newly released ADF&G budget and explain the component collapse in the Division of Commercial Fisheries.

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