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  • Title: United Fishermen of Alaska
    Descriptive info: .. Seafood Jobs.. |.. Contact Us.. |.. Links.. Home.. Community Fish Facts.. Updates.. Press Releases.. Positions and Resolutions.. Members.. Membership.. Applications.. UFA Seafood Industry Hall of Fame.. About Us.. United Fishermen of AK.. Mailing Address:.. PO Box 20229.. Juneau, AK 99802-0229.. Physical Address:.. 410 Calhoun Ave Ste 101.. Juneau, Alaska.. Phone: 907.. 586.. 2820.. Fax: 907.. 463.. 2545.. ufa@ufa-fish.. org.. ufa mission.. To promote and protect the common interest of Alaska's commercial fishing industry, as a vital component of Alaska's social and economic well-being.. Press Release 2012-4 (Nov 28):.. UFA Publishes 2012 Edition of Alaska.. Community Fishing Fact Sheets to Promote Industry Awareness.. NEW.. See us  ...   John Winther.. and Eric McDowell to Alaska Seafood Hall of Fame.. UFA Update October 9, 2012.. Updates Archives.. Stay informed of the news concerning Alaskan fishermen today.. Join the mailing list.. Members and Memberships.. View the current list of.. UFA group and business members, join as a individual or business member, or renew your membership online.. ·.. Business Members.. Member Organizations / Board Members.. Membership Applications.. Renew or pay Membership Online.. Classifieds Ads.. View or post ads that concern Alaska Fishermen.. View classifieds ads.. Submit an ad to be posted.. Alaska Seafood Industry Jobs.. About us.. · Mission Policies Statement.. · Executive Committee Officers.. · Staff..

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    Descriptive info: Websites of Interest.. Business Loan Programs.. Catch Data.. Department of Fish.. Game.. Economic Information.. Fishermen Memorials.. Jobs.. Legal.. Marketing.. Marine Safety/Nautical.. Subsistence.. State of Alaska.. Federal.. International.. Business Loan Programs.. UFA Business Members.. Commercial Fishing Revolving Loan Fund.. Division of Investments.. Fisheries Enhancement Loan Program.. NOAA Grants.. Small Business Administration.. Small Business Economic Development Loan Program.. Catch Data.. Alaska Fisheries Information Network.. Commercial Fishing Seasons in Alaska.. Groundfish/Halibut.. Herring.. NMFS Groundfish catch Statistics for Alaska.. NMFS IFQ reports for Alaska.. Salmon.. Shellfish.. Department of Fish Game.. Board Support.. Division of Commercial Fishing.. A-Y-K Region.. Central Region.. SE Region.. Westward Region.. Economic Information.. Alaska's Gross State Product 1993-1996.. Summary of Alaska's 2000 Exports.. Alaska Natural Resources (Aug 1999).. Alaska's Top Exports, 1st half 1999.. CFEC 1998 Annual Report.. Fisheries of the United States (NMFS) - 1998.. Holdings of Limited Entry Permits, Sablefish Quota Shares, and Halibut Quota Shares Through 1998 and Data on Fishery Gross Earnings (CFEC).. National Marine Fisheries Service, The Economic Status of U.. S.. Fisheries, 1996.. Total Commercial Fishery Landings At Major U.. Ports  ...   Orientation Video.. Alaska Fishing Jobs Clearinghouse.. Alaska Fishnet.. At-sea Processors Assn.. Icicle Seafoods.. NorQuest.. Northwest Jobs.. SEARCH on fishing.. Pacific Seafood Processors Association.. Unisea.. Legal.. Alaska Administrative Code.. Alaska Legal Resource Center.. Alaska Legislature, Bill Action Status Inquiry System.. Federal Register.. Significant Natural Resource Cases.. U.. District Court for Alaska.. Senate Bill Search.. Marine Safety / Navigation.. Nautical Media - John Sabella Associates.. Alaska Marine Safety Education Assn.. Report of the Fishing Vessel Safety Task Force (Mar 99).. 17th Coast Guard District (Juneau).. 13th Coast Guard District (Seattle).. Coast Guard Lessons Learned and Accident Investigations.. NOAA Tidal Information.. USCG HQ Fishing Vessel Safety.. Marketing.. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.. Subsistence.. Federal Office of Subsistence Management.. Subsistence Management Information.. State of Alaska, Division of Subsistence.. State of Alaska.. Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Fund.. Commercial Fisheries Limited Entry Commission.. Division of Trade and Development/Fish.. Legislative Audit.. Seafood Inspection Program (NMFS).. Federal.. National Weather Service (Alaska Region).. NMFS Alaska.. North Pacific Fishery Management Council.. Alaska Fisheries Science Center.. Office of Subsistence Management.. International Pacific Halibut Commission.. North Pacific Anadromous Fishery Commission..

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    Descriptive info: Positions and Resolutionsa.. Contact us.. PO Box 20229.. 410 Calhoun Ave Ste 101.. Juneau, Alaska.. (Alaska Fishermen s Building, at corner of Fourth Street next to State Office Building).. Phone.. 907.. Fax.. Email.. Mark Vinsel, Executive Director.. ufa1@ufa-fish.. Admin Membership inquiries:..

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  • Title: United Fishermen of Alaska
    Descriptive info: Alaska Community Commercial Fishing and Seafood Processing Fact Sheets.. A compilation of information on employment, income, and municipal revenue of selected Alaska cities, boroughs and census areas from information from State of Alaska and federal government sources.. Please select for individual communities 2012 Edition.. :.. All of those listed below, in one document.. Aleutians  ...   Borough.. Cordova.. Valdez.. Valdez - Cordova Census Area.. Homer.. Kenai.. Seward.. Kenai Peninsula Borough.. Bristol Bay Borough.. Dillingham Census Area.. Lake and Peninsula Borough.. Bethel Census Area.. Yukon - Koyukuk Census Area.. Kodiak.. Haines Borough.. Juneau City and Borough.. Ketchikan.. Prince of Wales - Outer Ketchikan Census Area.. Sitka.. Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area.. Petersburg.. Wrangell.. Yakutat..

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  • Title: United Fishermen of Alaska
    Descriptive info: pdates.. Keep informed with news concerning Alaska fishermen today.. Join the UFA mailing list.. Past Updates.. (archives).. 10/9.. ,.. 8/31.. 7/31.. 6/21.. ,4/20.. 3/6.. 12/31.. 11/27.. 9/29.. 8/29.. 7/6.. 6/7.. 3/30.. 3/4.. 2/8.. 1/15.. 1/5.. 5/18.. 4/20.. 3/22.. 12/30.. 11/12.. 10/2.. 11/14.. 8/6.. 7/7.. 7/17.. UFA Update.. October 9, 2012.. The UFA Fall meeting.. is scheduled for October 17-19, at the.. Clarion Suites.. in downtown Anchorage.. Members are invited to attend.. Plan now for Pacific Marine Expo - note date change.. The 2012 show will be held.. after Thanksgiving.. this year, Tuesday November 27, Wednesday November 28 and Thursday November 29.. http://www.. pacificmarineexpo.. com/.. Thanks to new UFA business member Yukon River Gold.. Please support UFA Business members.. online at.. ufa-fish.. org/bm.. htm.. Contents:.. 1.. Begich proposes national seafood marketing program S.. 3615 posted.. 2.. Unclaimed money in Exxon Valdez fund last call.. 3.. Alaska Fishing Industry Sends Help to Japan Fishing Fleets.. 4.. Cook Inlet issues set to dominate Board of Fisheries work session.. 5.. Journal of Commerce Editorial: Board must take up kings, take no more from setnetters.. 6.. ADF G 2012 Alaska Chinook Salmon Symposium - Oct 22 23, Anchorage.. 7.. Fish under fire State officials field questions, answer complaints from fishermen.. 8.. NPFMC reaches compromise on halibut harvesting.. 9.. Items from the NPFMC October meeting:.. 10.. Halibut fleet concerned about new observer plan.. 11.. Pending Gulf rockfish lawsuit has major policy implications.. 12.. seafood landings reach 17-year high in 2011.. 13.. Taku River Tlingit withdraws all support for Tulsequah mine.. 14.. EPA comes to help; Pebble advocates attack.. 15.. One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, New Fish BB Sockeye in NY Times.. 16.. Cruise ship wastewater panel meets in Juneau.. 17.. Water Quality Antidegradation Workgroup Sixth Meeting October 16th - 17th, 2012.. 18.. DEC Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards action items posted.. 19.. Laine Welch's Fish Radio.. topics from this week.. 20.. NMFS reopens comment period on M-S National Standard 1- comments due by Oct 12.. 21.. NMFS posts Final Rule on Monitoring and Enforcement Requirements in BSAI Freezer Longline Fleet.. 22.. NMFS posts final rule on Amendment 97 BSAI Groundfish vessel replacement.. 23.. ESA 90-day finding on Northeastern Pacific Great White Sharks - Comment deadline November 27, 2012.. 24.. MAFAC meets October 23-25, Silver Spring Md.. 25.. Aquatic Nuisance Specie Task Force meets Nov 14-15, Arlington VA.. 26.. ANS Task Force what to do if you find Japanese Tsunami debris with living organisms.. 27.. Secretaries concur with SE RAC on Angoon Extra Territorial Jurisdiction Petition (ETJ).. 28.. Federal Subsistence Board Seeks Comments on Fisheries Proposals and Other Issues.. 29.. NOAA Fisheries Fishnews E-newsletter October 3, 2012.. 30.. Comment by November 30 on AK Environmental Literacy Draft Plan.. 31.. AK Revolving Loan rate hiked from two percent below to two percent above prime.. 32.. DCCED Alaska Microloan Revolving Loan Fund notice of adopted regulations.. 33.. Comment by October 29 on CFEC fee regulations residency requirements.. 34.. CFEC notice of proposed class refund Carlson case.. 35.. 2012 Mat-Su Salmon Science and Conservation Symposium Nov 7 8.. Previous items, still timely:.. 36.. Board of Fisheries 2012-2013 proposal book.. 37.. Comment deadline Oct 23 on Simplified ESA Critical Habitat review process.. 38.. Comment by Oct.. 26 on NOAA Economic Surveys for U.. Commercial Fisheries.. 39.. Comment by October 21 on Magnuson-Stevens Confidentiality of Information.. 40.. AK Joint Board Of Fisheries And Game Call For Proposals - Deadline November 30.. 41.. Shop Online at ASMI Alaska Seafood Retail Store.. 42.. Got pics? - ASMI Fishermen Profile project to begin soon.. 43.. Alaska Seafood Logo Decals Vessel Size available free from ASMI.. Alaska s seafood could get a marketing boost as part of a national effort to spread the word about American ocean products.. A coalition of 75 fishing-related organizations and states are supporting new legislation to enhance seafood marketing throughout the nation and abroad.. alaskajournal.. com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/.. September-Issue-2-2012/Begich-proposes-national-seafood-.. marketing-program/.. Senator Begich press release:.. http://begich.. senate.. gov/public/index.. cfm/pressreleases?ID=a.. c257224-03b2-4503-a7e8-87fe0dc195a2.. S.. 3615 tracking and text are online at.. http://hdl.. loc.. gov/loc.. uscongress/legislation.. 112s3615.. National Seafood Marketing Coalition home page:.. http://seafoodmarketingcoalition.. ning.. A settlement fund set up to pay plaintiffs from lawsuits stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill still has about $1 million left to disperse.. Approximately 900 people have not claimed money from the Exxon Qualified Settlement Fund.. Plaintiffs attorney Dave Oesting of Anchorage says there will be one last push to find these people.. If they can t be found, the money will have to be turned over to the states from their last known address.. The claimants are from many places in the Lower 48, including California, Oregon and Washington state.. ktoo.. org/2012/09/26/unclaimed-money.. -in-exxon-valdez-fund/.. Palins yet to claim Exxon Valdez oil spill compensation money.. reuters.. com/article/2012/10/03/usa-.. alaska-palin-idUSL1E8L2HJH20121003.. Exxon Qualified Settlement Fund home page:.. exspill.. com/News/tabid/1901/Default.. aspx.. Call 1-800-EXSPILL ((800) 397-7455) to reach the fund administrators.. Alaska seafood industry group funds ten projects to help fleets return to fishing after 2011 Tsunami.. sitnews.. us/0912News/092412/092412_fishing.. html.. AFIRM home page:.. www.. akjapanhelp.. Thank you letter have been mailed to 195 fishermen, processors and others who donated over $375K to help our counterparts in Japan, letting them know how their funds were used.. Thanks to all.. MOLLY DISCHNER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE.. Agenda changes, Chinook research, and stock of concern statuses are up for discussion at the state of Alaska s Board of Fisheries work session Oct.. 9 and 10 in Anchorage.. The board has 21 agenda change requests, or ACRs, to consider, ranging from gear changes in salmon fisheries to a new herring designation.. Several of the agenda change requests ask the board to consider various Cook Inlet issues, which are not scheduled to come up under the regular, three-year meeting cycle until 2014.. adn.. com/2012/10/07/2653612/cook-inlet-issues-.. set-to-dominate.. Board of Fisheries meeting notice Oct 9-10:.. adfg.. alaska.. gov/static/regulations/regprocess/.. fisheriesboard/pdfs/2012-2013/notice_bof_10_2012.. pdf.. BOF main page with audio of meeting:.. gov/index.. cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.. main.. The now official disaster in Cook Inlet during the 2012 salmon season is back in front of the Board of Fisheries at its upcoming annual work session Oct.. 9 to 11 in Anchorage.. Issues between the sport and commercial users that are contentious in the best of times will be front and center against the backdrop of a record-low return of Kenai kings in 2012 with the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, or KRSA, pushing for a full evaluation of king salmon management while Peninsula setnetters and the statewide United Fishermen of Alaska are opposing the KRSA agenda change request.. October-Issue-1-2012/Editorial-Board-must-take-up-kings-t.. ake-no-more-from-setnetters/.. Understanding Abundance and Productivity Trends of Chinook Salmon in Alaska.. The Alaska Department of Fish Game will host a scientific symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, October 22nd 23rd 2012.. The symposium will take place at the Egan Center's LaPerouse Hall from 8:00 a.. m.. to 6:00 p.. on both days.. The symposium will feature scientific presentations and panel discussions from a wide variety of experts from private, state, federal, and academic backgrounds.. The goal is to identify and discuss key knowledge gaps and assemble a list of potential research priorities to fill these gaps.. ADFG symposium home page:.. cfm?adfg=chinook_efforts.. _symposium.. information.. A meeting hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen s Association on Friday at Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road was meant to explain the unknowns of the declaration process, with Susan Bell, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development; Gretchen Harrington, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration s National Marine Fisheries Service; and Stefanie Moreland, senior adviser for fisheries, oceans and Arctic policy with Gov.. Sean Parnell s office.. http://redoubtreporter.. wordpress.. com/2012/09/26/fish-under-fire.. -state-officials-field-questions-answer-complaints-from-fishermen/.. Posted 10/08/2012, Cordova Times, by Margaret Bauman.. Federal fisheries managers have approved a new halibut catch sharing plan that boosts the allocation to charter vessels at the expense of the longline fleet.. The stated purpose of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's action on Oct.. 5 in Anchorage is to create a halibut catch sharing plan that establishes a clear allocation, with sector accountability, between the commercial setline and charter halibut sectors in area 2C, in Southeast Alaska, and area 3A, in Southcentral Alaska.. thecordovatimes.. com/article/1241npfmc-reaches-.. compromise-on-halibut.. Presentation on 2011 Halibut Sport Fishery.. alaskafisheries.. noaa.. gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments/.. halibut/HalibutSportCatch2011_1012.. Halibut CSP Motion, October 5.. halibut/CSPMotion1012.. See NPFMC home page for more items as they are posted:.. gov/npfmc/index.. Another major concern for the commercial halibut fleet is the restructured Gulf of Alaska observer program on the agenda at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council October meeting.. The National Marine Fisheries Service will outline the deployment plan for the program, which will include halibut boats for the first time in 2013.. Most fishing vessels are required to carry observers onboard at least a portion of the time they re at sea, although halibut vessels have not been part of the program.. The restructured program will include boats less than 60 feet, which captures much of the halibut fleet, random placement of observers and improved data collection.. The program, passed by the council in October 2010, is slated to be finalized this fall and implemented in January.. Read more:.. com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/September-.. Issue-5-2012/Halibut-fleet-concerned-about-new-observer.. -plan/#ixzz28ppJUNlw.. Motions for summary judgment have been filed in a lawsuit over the new rockfish catch share program in the Gulf of Alaska.. The lawsuit revolves around whether processors should receive a guaranteed share of the rockfish harvest, and has policy implications for the rockfish program, Gulf of Alaska fisheries management, and catch share programs as a whole nationwide.. com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/September.. -Issue-2-2012/Pending-Gulf-rockfish-lawsuit-has-major-policy-i.. mplications/#ixzz28pmmIcRE.. seafood landings reach 17-year high in 2011.. Dutch Harbor-Unalaska, Alaska and New Bedford, Mass.. remain top fishing ports.. S seafood landings reached a 17-year high in 2011, thanks in part to rebuilding fish populations, and the value of landings also increased, according to a new report released today by NOAA.. According to the report,.. Fisheries of the United States 2011.. ,.. commercial fishermen landed 10.. 1 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2011, valued at $5.. 3 billion, an increase over 2010 of 1.. 9 billion pounds and more than $784 million.. Much of the increase is due to higher catches of Gulf menhaden, Alaska pollock, and Pacific hake, also known as whiting.. NOAA press release:.. noaanews.. gov/stories2012/20120919_fisheries.. 2011report.. By RUSSELL STIGALL, JUNEAU EMPIRE (Sept 17).. After recently withdrawing its representatives from the environmental review process for Chieftain Metal s road project, the Taku River Tlingit First Nations this month withdrew support for all government approval for the Tulsequah Chief Mine.. http://juneauempire.. com/local/2012-09-17/taku-river-tlingit-.. withdraws-all-support-tulsequah-mine.. ADN COMPASS by BELLA HAMMOND.. With all the news and commotion about the Environmental Protection Agency study of the Bristol Bay Watershed and potential massive-scale mining in the area, some important points need to be considered.. I am personally very thankful for the efforts of the EPA in listening to the overwhelming majority of Bristol Bay residents who requested protection of our watershed.. EPA's studies are at our request because our own state government has ignored, minimized or swept under the rug years of water violations, fuel spills, wetlands abuse and drilling violations.. com/2012/09/13/2623912/epa-comes-to-.. help-pebble-advocates.. One of the most breathtaking shows in Alaska opens every summer and extends into fall, when millions of sockeye salmon (known locally as reds) return from their saltwater habitat to spawn and die in rivers with names like Kvichak, Ugashik and Nushagak.. Tourists gather to watch; bears, ignoring them, eat their fill.. The Bristol Bay region is the largest sockeye spawning ground in the world, and the fish is the state s most commercially important salmon species: last year s catch was worth $296 million.. When the fish first come in, there s an electricity in the air you can see all the classic things you ve heard about salmon, like their leaping up waterfalls, says Robert Begich, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.. And you can catch some yourself.. nytimes.. com/2012/10/07/magazine/the-sockeye-.. salmons-last-swim.. html?_r=0.. -We note that the NY Times limits the comments posted after the article, so we cannot respond to Rebecca from Anc AK, who writes: Why is it that fishermen in Alaska catch and kill 40 million salmon each year and it is no big deal, but if drilling and mining kill a dozen it is a catastrophe?.. By RUSSELL STIGALL JUNEAU EMPIRE.. The Cruise Ship Wastewater Science Advisory Panel reviewed a draft statement to be presented to the Alaska State Legislature in 2013 when its members met in Juneau Sept.. 19 21.. The panel also spent a day answering public questions and collecting public comments.. com/state/2012-09-25/cruise-ship-wastewater.. -panel-meets-juneau#.. UHSQ3i4qbko.. Cruise Ship Wastewater Science Advisory Panel home page:.. http://dec.. gov/water/cruise_ships/SciencePanel/.. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has established an advisory Water Quality Antidegradation Workgroup to provide DEC with various perspectives and inform the department s development of draft implementation methods for the state s water quality antidegradation policy found at 18 AAC 70.. 015.. A workgroup meeting will be held on October 16th at 10:30 a.. to 5 p.. and on October 17th at 9:00 a.. to approximately 5 p.. All meetings are open to the public and will take place in the DEC building at 555 Cordova Street in Anchorage.. For more information about the upcoming meetings including meeting dates, agendas, and reference material and to join a listserv for notices of future meetings, please see the Antidegradation Workgroup website at.. dec.. state.. ak.. us/water/wqsar/Antidegradation/index.. The Department of Environmental Conservation has posted a final list of action items that will be considered during the 2011-2013 Triennial Review process.. This item is available at.. gov/water/wqsar/trireview/.. under the heading 2011-2013 Triennial Review High Priority Issues.. 10/9/12 Summary of AK crab catches, 2012/13.. 10/8/12 Expanded observer program.. 10/5/12 Tags track black cod travels in Gulf of AK.. 10/4/12 Cod catches increase, fish are smaller.. 10/3/12 Expo changes dates, continues to grow.. These items and more are online at:.. marineconservationalliance.. org/?page_id=846.. NMFS is reopening the comment period on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) published on May 3, 2012, on potential adjustments to the National Standard 1 Guidelines, one of 10 national standards for fishery conservation and management contained in Section 301 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.. The current comment period is scheduled to end on September 15, 2012.. Because of the importance of NS1 to U.. fishery management and the complexity of the issues, NMFS feels reopening the comment period will provide for a fuller range of public input on the NS1 Guideline issues.. The comment period will close on October 12, 2012.. https://www.. federalregister.. gov/articles/2012/09/19/2012-23151.. /fisheries-of-the-united-states-national-standard-1-guidelines-reop.. ening-of-public-comment-period.. NMFS issues regulations that modify equipment and operational requirements for freezer longliners (catcher/processors) named on License Limitation Program (LLP) licenses endorsed to catch and process Pacific cod at sea with hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI).. These regulations require vessel owners to select between two monitoring options: carry two observers so that all catch can be sampled, or carry one observer and use a motion-compensated scale to weigh Pacific cod before it is processed.. https://federalregister.. gov/a/2012-23721.. NMFS publishes regulations to implement Amendment 97 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP).. Amendment 97 allows the owner of a trawl catcher/processor vessel authorized to participate in the Amendment 80 catch share program to replace that vessel with a vessel that meets certain requirements.. This action establishes the regulatory process for replacement of vessels in the Amendment 80 fleet and the requirements for Amendment 80 replacement vessels, such as a limit on the overall length of a replacement vessel, a prohibition on the use of an AFA vessel as a replacement vessel, measures to prevent a replaced vessel from participating in Federal groundfish fisheries off Alaska that are not Amendment 80 fisheries, and measures that extend specific catch limits (known as Amendment 80 sideboards) to a replacement vessel.. We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on two petitions received to list the northeastern Pacific Ocean population of great white shark (.. Carcharodon carcharias.. ) as a threatened or endangered distinct population segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to designate critical habitat concurrently with the listing.. We find that the petitions and information in our files present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted.. gov/articles/2012/09/28/2012-23963.. /endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-90-day-finding-on-petitions-t.. o-list-the-northeastern-pacific.. The meeting will be held October 23-25, 2012, from 8 a.. m, at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-777-5350.. Agenda topics include.. Seafood Certification Workshop.. Vision 2020 v.. 0.. ESA Jeopardy Webinar - Section 7 and MSA overview.. Agenda:.. nmfs.. gov/ocs/mafac/meetings/2012_10/index.. Federal Register notice:.. gov/a/2012-24159.. This notice announces a meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force.. The ANS Task Force's purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic nuisance species; to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information.. The meeting is open to the public.. Topics that the ANS Task Force plans to cover during the meeting include:.. ANSTF recreational guidelines,.. Species management and control plans,.. ANSTF Strategic Plan accomplishments tracking,.. Japanese tsunami marine debris, and.. Rapid screening for aquatic invasive species.. The agenda and other related meeting information are on the ANS Task Force Web site at:.. http://anstaskforce.. gov/meetings.. php.. gov/a/2012-24644.. gov/Tsunami.. The Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture reached a decision on August 23 regarding the Angoon ETJ Petition.. The heart of the decision quoted from the letter signed by the Secretaries is as follows: We have reviewed the Board s recommendation; it closely parallels the Council s recommendation to the Board.. All information on this issue and a full copy of the Secretaries letter can be accessed online at:.. http://alaska.. fws.. gov/asm/issue.. cfml.. Secretaries letter to Kootznoowoo, Inc:.. gov/asm/pdf/etj/secletter.. SE RAC letter:.. gov/asm/pdf/etj/seracrec.. Federal Subsistence Board Seeks Comments on Fisheries Proposals and Other Issues Related to the Federal Subsistence Management Program.. Federal Subsistence Board seeks comments on proposals to change the April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015 subsistence fishing regulations.. The Board is also seeking comments on the 2014 Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program draft priority information needs, timing of Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council and Board meetings, and proposed changes to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Subsistence Board and the State of Alaska.. gov/asm/newsrel/r091312.. International Countries Agree on a New Plan for Global Shark Conservation.. United States Signs Memorandum of Understanding for the Conservation of Whales and Dolphins and their Habitats in the Pacific Islands Region.. Ocean Acidification: A Scientist's Perspective.. Study Finds that Ocean Acidification Is Accelerated in Nutrient-Rich Areas.. Estuaries-Habitat of the Month.. Want to Help Us Improve Oyster Monitoring?.. Alaska - Ocean Acidification: Monitoring and Measuring the Physiological and Population Response of Living Marine Resources in Alaska.. and more, online at:.. gov/fishnews/2012/10032012.. The Alaska Environmental Literacy Draft Plan is now available online.. If you were unable to provide input to the early drafts, there is still time to do so.. We ve set it up to make it easier to provide your comments online using Survey Monkey.. The draft is available on The Alaska Department of Education Early Development website at:.. http://eed.. gov/tls/akelp/.. The deadline for public comments is November 30, 2012.. DCCED notice of adopted regulations Commercial Fishing, Enhancement, and Community Quota Revolving Loan Funds.. On August 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopted regulation changes in Title 3, Chapters 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 83, 86, 99 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the name change of the division, the Commercial Fishing Revolving Loan Fund, Fisheries Enhancement Revolving Loan Fund, and implementing the Community Quota Revolving Loan Fund, Commercial Charter Fisheries Revolving Loan Fund, and the Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund.. DCCED Public notice:.. http://notes5.. us/pn/pubnotic.. nsf/cc52605f7c156e7a.. 8925672a0060a91b/b3f5e43a3eaf4a1289257a8a0070a0.. 6e?OpenDocument.. Regulations markup:.. nsf/cc52605f7c156e7a8.. 925672a0060a91b/b3f5e43a3eaf4a1289257a8a0070a06e/$.. FILE/DED%20Regulations%20-%20Filed%20Version.. Note minimum interest rate change from bank prime rate minus two percent to cost of funds to the state as defined in AS 16.. 10.. 320 (m) -.. (.. Prime plus two percent).. HB0121E - SCS CSHB 121(FIN) final version amended 4/15/12 includes AS 16.. 320 (m):.. (m) In this section, cost of funds means the true interest cost expressed as a rate based on the prime rate plus one percentage point plus an additional percentage determined by the department to represent risk of loss, term of credit facility, the allocable expense of operation, cost of issuance, and loan servicing costs.. HB 121 tracking:.. legis.. us/basis/get_bill.. asp?bill=HB%.. 20121 session=27.. HB0121Z - Enrolled HB 121:.. us/PDF/27/Bills/HB0121Z.. PDF.. On August 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopted regulation changes in Title 3, Chapter 74 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the Alaska Microloan Revolving Loan Fund.. 925672a0060a91b/56bb34e02b3bad3289257a92000356da.. ?OpenDocument.. Regulations markup:.. 8925672a0060a91b/56bb34e02b3bad3289257a92000356da.. /$FILE/Microloan%20-%20Filed%20Version.. The Commercial fisheries Entry Commission proposes to change regulations on reduced permit fees and on resident/non-resident permit fees.. The Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 20, Chapter 05 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with miscellaneous regulations, including the following:.. The Commission proposes to:.. Amend 20 AAC 05.. 245(c-e), 20 AAC 05.. 250(b), and 20 AAC 05.. 1910(h) to update the references to the federal guidelines used to determine eligibility for reduced permit fees; and.. 290 to clarify who qualifies as a resident for the purpose of assessing permit fees.. Public Notice:.. 8925672a0060a91b/e20f4952638f523d89257a8a0064410a.. CFEC home page:.. cfec.. us/.. To all non-resident alaska commercial fishermen: you are being notified that the state of alaska may owe you a refund with interest for overpayment of commercial fishing fees dating back to.. December 1984.. This notice is to inform you about a lawsuit and a proposed refund to some non resident.. fishermen who purchased Alaska commercial fishing licenses and permits after December 1984.. The State of Alaska may owe you money.. us/mnu_Carlson_Refund.. Registration forms are due October 14th.. Details are listed below on the Symposium Flyer, with Registration, Presenter Abstract Submission form, and copy of symposium flyer attached and found on the symposium website.. http://conserveonline.. org/workspaces/matsusalmonsymposium.. Link info online at.. NMFS Press Release:.. gov/mediacenter/2012/08/23_fws_and_.. nmfs_propose_simplified_review_process_for_crithab.. Proposal Information.. gov/endangered/improving_ESA/CH_Econ.. Federal Register Notice 8/24 text:.. gpo.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-08-24/html/.. 2012-20438.. Federal Register Notice 8/24 with links:.. gov/articles/2012/08/24/2012-20438.. /endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-revisions-to-the-r.. egulations-for-impact-analyses-of.. Federal Register Notice text:.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-08-27/html/2012-21029.. with links:.. gov/articles/2012/08/27/2012-21029/.. proposed-information-collection-comment-request-economic-.. surveys-for-us-commercial-fisheries.. Comment by October 21 on Magnuson-Stevens Confidentiality of Information Proposed Rule.. 7/26: With this notice, NMFS is extending the comment period to October 21, 2012.. Additionally, this action corrects Release of confidential information, in which the paragraphs were incorrectly numbered.. gov/articles/2012/07/26/2012-18295/confidentiality-of-information-magnuson-stevens-fishery.. -conservation-and-management-reauthorization#p-3.. Original May 23, 2012 Proposed Rule notice:.. gov/articles/2012/05/23/2012-12513/.. confidentiality-of-information-magnuson-stevens-fishery-c.. onservation-and-management-reauthorization.. for Proposals on local Advisory Committees and Subsistence Uses.. Online public notice:.. http://notes3.. nsf/cc52605f7c156e7a8925.. 672a0060a91b/991a58392c7c907a892579d5006fc473?.. OpenDocument.. Jackets, Hoodies, Mugs, Tshirts, Thumbdrives and more.. http://store.. alaskaseafood.. org/.. The ASMI Communications program will develop a series of fishermen profiles to recognize fishing families and individuals throughout the state.. The information collected will be included on the ASMI website and in newly developed print material.. If you know of a family or individual interested in participating in the project, please contact Mary Rehfeld at.. mrehfeld@alaskaseafood.. Call (800)478-2903 or (907)465-5560 or Email:.. info@alaskaseafood.. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute home page:.. Inclusion of an item does not mean UFA or any individuals agree, endorse the point of view, or have verified statements presented as facts.. UFA dues for Alaska Individual members are $175 for one year or $300 for two years and are now open to holders of Alaska commercial crew licenses, in addition to CFEC permit holders and IFQ holders.. We also welcome crew/supporter nonvoting members at $50 per year.. To support UFA by becoming a member see.. org/members.. We encourage you to support UFA Business members-see list at.. To be removed from this email list, please send an email to.. , including your name.. And since we do not rely upon luck among professionals GOOD FISHING to ALL!.. August 31, 2012.. Thanks to.. North Pacific Seafoods.. for their upgrade to Ocean class membership.. USCG: Mandatory Dockside Exams required beginning Oct 16 for vessels that operate or transit outside 3 miles.. Begich Proposes National Seafood Marketing Program.. Alaska election focus shifts to November.. Coastal management initiative fails by a heavy margin.. Carlson Case settled finally $12.. 5M plus $19.. 7M interest plus $3 M fees costs.. Who's really an Alaskan?.. Gov.. Parnell Requests Upper Cook Inlet Fishery Disaster Declaration (Aug 16).. Frowns fill Mat-Su fish forum.. Humpy harvest is key to forecast as season winds down.. ADFG In Season Commercial Salmon Summary:.. Board of Fisheries 2012-2013 proposal book posted.. ASMI: Alaska s Fall Pacific Cod Season Opens Today.. ASMI taps Mike Cerne as new executive director; Collier, Palmer reappointed to board.. Moreland Named Senior Advisor for Fisheries, Oceans and Arctic Policy.. Governor Parnell announces Fishermen s Fund, Transboundary panel, Bald Eagle Preserve and Forestry seats.. Deadline Oct 1 for Kenai River and Katchemak Advisory Boards.. Sea otter trade in Southeast gets heightened scrutiny.. Alaska asks EPA to intervene in mine contamination.. Rep.. Young to EPA: Listen to Alaskans, not outside interests.. Las vegas Chef Rick Moonen stands up for wild Alaskan salmon.. BBNA lands job training grant; U.. oceans No.. 26 in new survey.. NOAA Fisheries funds innovative research partnerships to continue reducing bycatch in our nation's fisheries.. ISER: Price Tag on Managing Invasive Species: $6 Million a Year.. Comment deadline Nov.. 3 on Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan.. Naked extortion? Environmental NGOs imposing [in]voluntary regulations on consumers and business.. Alexandra Morton: Current BC salmon testing puts credibility at risk.. Deadline Sept.. 19 for AK Sustainable Salmon Fund Proposals.. Comment deadline September 5 on DNR notice on Copper River Oil and Gas Exploration.. Mat-Su Salmon Science and Conservation Symposium, Nov.. 7 8.. NPFMC Halibut CSP Proposed Allocation Options (8/20/12, for October meeting).. Comment by Oct 9 on NPFMC Essential Fish Habitat amendments.. NPFMC Observer Advisory Committee to meet Sept 17-18, Seattle.. Deadline Oct 15 for USDA Value-added producer grants.. Comment deadline Oct 1 on content for 2013 Census of Aquaculture.. Comment by October 26 on Groundfish Tagging Program data collection.. DEC Draft Vessel and Small Vessel General Permit Section 401 Certifications.. 44.. Seen any Atlantic Salmon or other invasives- report by calling 1-877-INVASIV.. 45.. 46.. 47.. Beginning October 16th of this year, all commercial fishing, fish tender and fish processing vessels that operate (or transit) more than 3 nautical miles offshore must be able to demonstrate full compliance with the existing fishing industry vessel safety regulations found in 46 C.. F.. R.. Part 28, via a mandatory safety examination.. While there are a few options of how to demonstrate this compliance, having a current Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Decal (not more than 2 years old), is the most straightforward method.. For scheduling a dockside exam in SEAK, contact either Mr.. Scott Wilwert in Juneau at 907 463-2448 or Anthony.. Wilwert@uscg.. mil, or Mr.. Jim Paul in Ketchikan at 907 225-4496 or James.. Paul2@uscg.. mil.. Exams are free, and result in no penalties or fines if deficiencies are noted.. For COTP Western Alaska, contact BMC Jon-Michael Jones at (907) 271-1954.. Federal Requirements for Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels which contains essential regulatory information for vessel owners and operators.. available at:.. http://homeport.. uscg.. mil/federalrequirementsCFV2009.. USCG Letter to Mariners:.. fishsafe.. info/Notice_CFVSExaminationRequirement.. Molly Dischner, Alaska Journal of Commerce.. A coalition of 75 fishing-related organizations and states are supporting new legislation to enhance seafood marketing throughout the nation and abroad.. Sen.. Mark Begich announced proposed legislation at a press conference Aug.. 24 that would spend $50 million per year to market American seafood.. The legislation is still being finalized, and will be introduced when the senate reconvenes in September.. Begich said the initiative, will bring forward a new way to market an incredible product.. com/Alaska-Journal-of-.. Commerce/September-Issue-2-2012/Begich-proposes-national-.. seafood-marketing-program/#ixzz259csV3xS.. Begich to Introduce National Seafood Marketing Effort.. Noting the success of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), U.. Mark Begich is introducing legislation to create a national seafood marketing and development effort to increase value and create jobs in the seafood industry.. cfm/pressreleases?.. ID=ac257224-03b2-4503-a7e8-87fe0dc195a2.. Group funds six more projects to help fleets return to fishing after 2011 Tsunami.. The Alaska Fishing Industry Relief Mission (AFIRM) is delivering aid to help fishing fleets of Northern Japan affected by last year s tsunamis.. The Alaska seafood industry, led by major contributors UniSea and American Seafoods initiated the relief fund shortly after the March 2011 tsunami devastated the fishing communities of Northern Japan.. Seattle-based Unisea, American Seafoods, and Glacier Fish Company inspired donations from their vessel, plant and office employees and then matched them, effectively doubling the industry s grassroots fundraising efforts.. All in all, over 180 fishing and processing industry participants donated over $375,000 with the purpose of helping the affected fishing industry of northeastern Japan rebuild their fishing and processing infrastructure.. The group has identified six more projects this month and will be sending over $190,000 to six local fishing organizations across the region.. Republicans eye Senate majority as 2 members of bipartisan coalition fall in primary.. By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press, in Anchorage Daily news.. JUNEAU -- With the primary in the books, and at least two incumbent state senators defeated, the election focus shifted Wednesday to November and the fight for control of the Alaska Senate.. Sens.. Linda Menard, R-Wasilla, and Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, lost their respective GOP primaries in races Tuesday where their participation in the Senate's majority bipartisan coalition became an issue.. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, held a narrow lead over former state Rep.. Harry Crawford.. While Republicans hold leadership positions in the coalition, Democrats outnumber Republicans 10-6.. Breaking up the group has become a priority of some Republican leaders, who prefer instead to have a pure Republican majority or a GOP-led caucus such as the House.. ADN:.. com/2012/08/29/2604638/alaska-.. election-focus-shifts-to.. Alaska Primary Election results:.. elections.. gov/r.. esults/12PRIM/index.. shtml.. November 6 General election information:.. gov/ei_general.. Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce.. The ballot proposition that would have reestablished a state coastal management program in Alaska was heavily defeated by voters in the state s primary election held Aug.. The measure was being closely watched by natural resource industries.. Had Ballot Measure 2 passed, the new coastal management program would have added new layers of complexity to permitting for projects in the coastal zone, which has been broadly defined.. As of Aug.. 29, data from the state Division of Elections showed that 64,210, or 61.. 8 percent, had voted against the measure and 39,624, or 38.. 1 percent, had voted for it.. The count showed a total vote of 103,384.. September-Issue-2-2012/Coastal-management-initiative-fails.. -by-a-heavy-margin/.. UFA.. supports re-establishment of an Alaska Coastal management program.. Out-of-State Fishermen Awarded $33.. 5 Million, Ending Decades-Long Court Fight.. It s almost been a three-decade battle for about 5,000 out-of-state commercial fisherman, a battle against the state of Alaska that s finally winding down.. This week, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi signed a final 33.. 5 million dollar judgment against the state in a class action lawsuit that originated with a case filed in 1984.. It became known as the Carlson case, after one of the first plaintiffs, Don Carlson, who bought non-resident permits for fishing at a rate that was triple what an Alaskan fishermen would pay.. The courts sided with Carlson and others who joined the case that those fees were too high.. The state was ordered to refund some of the fees -- but the litigation dragged out, because the state appealed the case five times in the Alaska Supreme Court.. KTUU News story:.. ktuu.. com/news/ktuu-outofstate-fishermen.. -awarded-335-million-ending-decadeslong-court-fight-20120831,.. 0,4790971.. story.. CFEC Update and forms for awardees change of address:.. us/mnu_Carlson_Information.. Carlson Case final judgement:.. scribd.. com/doc/104326092/Carlson-final-judgment.. CFEC home page may have updated links by the time you read this:.. By Craig Medred | Jul 31, 2012, Alaska Dispatch.. Yakutat commercial fisherman David Negus can make a claim impossible for most in the 49th state: He is an officially certified Alaska resident.. And yet, Alaska State Troopers earlier this year charged him with making a false claim to residency.. Welcome to the strange game of Who Is Really an Alaskan?, a contest those in the Northland take very, very seriously.. alaskadispatch.. com/article/whos-really-.. alaskan?page=0,1.. August 16, 2012, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today urged Acting U.. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank to declare a fishery disaster for the Chinook salmon fisheries in the Cook Inlet area.. Last month, the governor requested a federal disaster declaration for the 2011 and 2012 Chinook salmon seasons on the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, and at that time he noted Cook Inlet fisheries were on a similar path.. Governor s press release:.. frontiersman.. com/news/frowns-fill-fish-forum/.. article_185b9904-f322-11e1-9e1e-0019bb2963f4.. Parnell, delegation seek salmon disaster declaration.. MAT-SU Frontiersman Alaska s Congressional delegation is throwing its support behind Gov.. Sean Parnell in urging federal authorities to declare a disaster for Upper Cook Inlet Chinook salmon fisheries.. com/news/parnell-delegation-seek-.. salmon-disaster-declaration/article_55f30376-ed62-11e1-.. 8051-0019bb2963f4.. WILLOW If there was a person attending Wednesday s meeting satisfied with the state of sport fishing in the Valley this summer, he or she didn t speak up.. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, called the meeting and brought Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell and some of her staff to the Willow Creek Resort.. The meeting came on the heels of a request by Gov.. Sean Parnell to declare a federal emergency over low king salmon returns.. This low abundance period is not specific to the Susitna drainage, she told the crowd, and the state is hoping to figure out what s going wrong.. Jeff Regnart, Campbell s director of commercial fisheries, said the problem is real and statewide.. We have something that we haven t seen really in about 75 years, Regnart said.. He said the state is putting together a list of significant stocks of fish.. The Susitna s fish will be on that list.. The department intends to study the problem starting with a symposium in Anchorage Oct.. 22 and 23.. I m hoping people will come in and help us design this study plan, he said.. com/news/frowns-fill-fish-forum/article.. _185b9904-f322-11e1-9e1e-0019bb2963f4.. Angry Mat-Su fishermen demand more salmon for their streams.. com/article/angry-mat-su-fishermen.. -demand-more-salmon-their-streams.. One suggestion: How about upsteam limits on fishing like most other places have, so that the salmon that are counted as escapement might be able to have undisturbed enjoyment of their spawning beds unlike.. this one.. and many of the others you can find on.. google images.. By Laine Welch, for the Alaska Journal of Commerce.. Salmon season is winding down and it s still a guess if the statewide catch will reach the 132 million fish forecast.. Achieving that all comes down to those hard to predict pinks, whose catch makes up more than half of the total harvest.. I think it s going to be close.. It all depends on what happens with the pink salmon runs in the three major producing areas: Prince William Sound, Kodiak and Southeast, said Geron Bruce, assistant director of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commercial fisheries division.. Commerce/September-Issue-2-2012/Commentary-Humpy-.. harvest-is-key-to-forecast-as-season-winds-down/#ixzz259duK9hb.. cfm?adfg=commercialbyfishery.. salmon.. bluesheetsummary.. You are encouraged to read all proposals presented in this book.. Some regulations have statewide application and some regulations may affect other regions or fisheries of the state.. Submit written comments no later than two weeks prior to the meeting during which the topic will be covered.. See:.. BOF 2012 -2013 schedule.. October 9-11, 2012 Work Session, Anchorage.. December 4-12, 2012 Bristol Bay Finfish, Naknek.. January 15-20, 2013 Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim, Anchorage.. Feb.. 26-Mar.. 3, 2013 Alaska Peninsula/A.. I.. Finfish, Anchorage.. March 19-24, 2013 Statewide Finfish and Supplemental Issues, Anchorage.. Juneau, Alaska (August 31, 2012): The fall or B season for the Alaska cod jig fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands opens today.. Fisheries for hook and line, pot, and trawl gear open in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska tomorrow, September 1st, 2012.. The U.. Pacific cod fishery is often hailed as one of the best-managed fisheries in the world, and the Alaska Pacific cod harvest accounts for over 95% of all cod, regardless of species, caught in the United States.. http://pressroom.. org/alaskas-fall-pacific-cod.. -season-opens-today-3/.. Retired Coast Guard Captain Michael Cerne has been selected as the new executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and will replace current Executive Director Ray Riutta upon his retirement in December.. Cerne served in the U.. Coast Guard for 31 years and retired in 2011 with the rank of Captain.. He is a graduate of the U.. Coast Guard Academy with a degree in marine science, and also has a master of marine affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island.. Cerne s final assignment was at the Coast Guard District office in Juneau where he managed Alaskan fishery patrol operations and served on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, North Pacific Research Board, and a number of international fishery management organizations.. Barry Collier and Mark Palmer were reappointed to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute board of directors.. Commerce/August-Issue-3-2012/ASMI-taps-new-executive-d.. irector-Collier-Palmer-reappointed-to-board/#ixzz259pLQ0fV.. August 22, 2012 Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today named Stefanie Moreland to the position of senior advisor for fisheries, oceans and Arctic policy.. Moreland currently serves as a legislative assistant for Senator Lisa Murkowski in the areas of fisheries, oceans and the Arctic.. She has also held several positions in the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, including federal fisheries coordinator and manager of the Extended Jurisdiction Program.. Stefanie s knowledge of Alaska s diverse fisheries and understanding of Arctic issues, and her broad experience at both the state and federal level will be a great asset to my office and the state, Governor Parnell said.. Moreland will begin her duties on September 17.. She will be based in Juneau.. http://gov.. gov/parnell/press-room/full-press.. -release.. html?pr=6218.. August 29, 2012, Juneau, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to the Fishermen s Fund Advisory and Appeals Council, Board of Forestry, Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council, and Transboundary Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission.. Governor Parnell appointed Donald Stiles to the Fishermen s Fund Advisory and Appeals Council.. Governor Parnell appointed Chris Stark and reappointed Mark Vinsel to the Board of Forestry.. Governor Parnell nominated James Becker, Rod Brown, Arnold Enge, Gary Gray, and Dale Kelly to the Transboundary Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission.. gov/parnell/press-room/full-press-.. release.. html?pr=6230.. (Soldotna, AK) - Landowners, sport and commercial fishermen, recreational boaters and other individuals interested in Kenai River habitat, fish and wildlife, and recreation are urged to apply for seats on the Kenai River Special Management Area (KRSMA) Advisory Board.. Three board seats designated for public representatives are open and the board is accepting applications until October 1, 2012.. See these items by scrolling down to them at:.. http://dnr.. gov/parks/asp/curevnts.. Jill Burke | Aug 24, 2012 Alaska Dispatch.. This week, U.. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe will be in Juneau and Sitka to talk with locals about a sea creature that intersects with the livelihoods of hunters, artists and fisherman.. The meetings to discuss all things concerning the sea otter was arranged by U.. Lisa Murkowski.. It comes nearly a year after it became an issue during the politically powerful Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Oct.. 2011.. com/article/sea-otter-trade-.. southeast-gets-heightened-scrutiny.. Fish Wildlife director hears sea otter concerns.. by Ed Ronco, KCAW, August 27, 2012 7:38 pm.. The head of the U.. Fish and Wildlife Service came to Sitka over the weekend to hear concerns about sea otters.. The marine mammals are protected by federal law, but Alaska Natives are allowed to hunt them.. Some of them say the regulations on what they can do with otter pelts are confusing, and have led to scrapes with the law.. Meanwhile, commercial fishermen who dive for shellfish in Southeast Alaska say expanding otter populations are wiping out their fisheries.. KCAW Sitka story and audio:.. kcaw.. org/2012/08/27/fish-wildlife-director-.. hears-sea-otter-concerns/.. USFWS press release:.. Service Seeks to Clarify Handicraft Standards for Alaska Natives.. We re taking our outreach, which has included answering direct questions from individual artisans about their products, a step further, said Regional Director Geoffrey Haskett.. We want to work with those whose livelihoods involve sea otters to clarify  ...   program.. gov/articles/2012/07/20/2012-17.. 747/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-chinook-.. salmon-bycatch-management-in-the-gulf-of.. The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled MARPOL Annex I Amendments, published on April 9, 2012, for 60 days.. We have decided to extend the comment period at the request of industry because we omitted from the docket the accompanying Regulatory Analysis, which informs the proposal.. gov/articles/2012/07/26/2012-18226.. /marpol-annex-i-amendments-extension-of-comment-period.. Proposed Rule posted April 9, 2012:.. gov/articles/2012/04/09/2012-7919/.. marpol-annex-i-amendments.. SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes revisions to existing regulations governing the confidentiality of information submitted in compliance with any requirement or regulation under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act or MSA).. DATES: Written comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before June 22, 2012.. With this notice, NMFS is extending the comment period to August 21, 2012.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-13/html/2012-.. 14460.. gov/articles/2012/07/26/2012-18295/.. confidentiality-of-information-magnuson-stevens-fishery-conse.. rvation-and-management-reauthorization#p-3.. gov/articles/2012/05/23/2012-12513/confide.. ntiality-of-information-magnuson-stevens-fishery-conservation.. -and-management-reauthorization.. 925672a0060a91b/991a58392c7c907a892579d5006fc473.. AK Boards and Commissions vacancies.. 7a8925672a0060a91b/f89ea5718b826d4189257a100075.. 6f60/$FILE/vacancy.. http://us2.. campaign-archive2.. com/?u=bcd6d5bec392f12ce.. 703f7e00 id=cbbd2bd826.. Alaska Seafood reaches out to next generation; Alaska Seafood companies join ASMI at Japan Seafood Show; Salmon season sparks excitement in retailers.. Archive of Updates and signup:.. com/home/?u=bcd6d5bec392f.. 12ce703f7e00 id=bb976f52af.. 2011 Salmon Production Report, 2012 Salmon Projection, World Salmon Supply, Salmon Roe Production Estimates.. juneaumedia.. com/juneSMB/.. June 21, 2012.. UFA Announces New Officers, Committee Chairs and Staff Changes.. House Resources hears input on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fisheries.. US braces for tsunami debris, but impact unclear.. Coastal Zone Initiative public hearings scheduled.. Plan now to vote absentee or early while you fish in August 28 primary.. Kenai and Kasilof early run king fishery closed.. NPFMC approves 15% cut in halibut bycatch.. NPFMC - Items from the June meeting:.. Pingers show promise to keep whales away from nets.. Haa Aani OysterFest celebrates future of Southeast shellfish industry.. Laine Welch Commentary: Sea otter study ongoing; Riutta reflects on 10 years at ASMI.. Strange Bedfellows Call for Adequate Fish Funding At-sea Processors and Oceana.. House spending panel unveils deep cuts to EPA.. House of Representatives Takes Action To Address National Ocean Policy.. Comment by July 23 on EPA Bristol Bay Mining Assessment of Effects on Salmon.. Pebble debate boils at EPA hearing.. Restoring - and rerouting - the Sitkoh River.. Murkowski: NOAA a Fish Out of Water at Commerce Department.. Murkowski Pledges Continued Fight Against Frankenfish After Senate Vote.. NOAA 15th Annual Report to Congress on the Status of Stocks for 2011.. Alaska, Iceland bond over sustainable fisheries Commissioner Campbell at Brussels.. Alaska salmon group will continue MSC certification of harvest.. Alaska Sea Grant releases new publications on Acidification, Climate.. Residency issue snags sport fishing candidate for halibut commission.. Alaska King Crab and Snow Crab Fisheries Certified to FAO-Based Standard.. Begich Welcomes Appointment of Dave Benton to the U.. Arctic Research Commission.. Canada: Auditor says government sitting on environmental time bomb.. Meet salmon farming's worst enemy: a biologist (BC s Alexandra Morton).. Summer Reading: Fish Politics and Wolf Wars - by Wayne Regelin.. Angling for Controversy- Ricky Gease of KRSA to RDC.. Alaska Salmon Price report for Jan-April 2012.. Comment by July 20 on DEC Offshore processors general discharge permit.. DEC Vessel Strike Avoidance Measures for Sea Otters.. DEC Comment deadline June 24 on Small-Size Suction Dredge Placer Miners Permit.. Deadline November 30 for Proposals on local Advisory Committees and Subsistence Uses.. Comment deadline July 16 on DCCED revolving loan fund regulations.. Governor Parnell Family Picnic dates announced:.. Deadline August 3 for EVOS Trustee Council nominations.. Comment by July 8 on NOAA National Appeals Office Rules of Procedure.. USCG posts Correction to Ballast Water standards for living organisms.. Deadline July 24 for USDA Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grants.. Items from the MAFAC May 22-24 meeting, Seattle, WA:.. Deadline August 1 on National Standard 1 - Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.. Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Saddle Lakes Timber Sale.. Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Program rule revokes inactive quota.. Comment by July 16 on BSAI LLP PCod Freezer Longliner Observer Options.. Comment by August 21 on Magnuson-Stevens Confidentiality of Information.. 51.. Call for Abstracts by July 2 for Steller Sea Lion BiOp Experts Panel - meeting Aug 1-2.. 52.. Comment deadline July 22 on NOAA Hydrographic Surveys.. 53.. Comment deadline August 20 on NMFS saltwater angler survey to inform fisheries mgmt.. 54.. USCG amends regulations for CO2 fire suppression systems- final rule posted.. 55.. USCG Marine Safety Alert: Overloaded Lifting Gear on Fishing Vessels.. 56.. Deadline July 30 for National Organic Standards Board Environmentalist seat nominations.. 57.. Federal Subsistence Board to meet July 18, Anchorage.. 58.. Federal review of pre-statehood withdrawals and reservations in the Tongass.. 59.. Comment deadline July 20 on Subsistence Halibut Fishery Information Collection.. 60.. ASMI International Committee meets June 27, Anchorage.. 61.. 62.. Sign up for ASMI weekly Marketing Updates:.. 63.. UFA announces the reelection of Arni Thomson to his third one-year term as President, Bruce Wallace to his second term as Vice President, and new Secretary-Treasurer Kathy Hansen,.. UFA is also carrying out transitions in its office location and staffing, with its main office in Juneau now located in the Alaska Fishermen s Building.. UFA Executive Director, Mark Vinsel will be voluntarily transitioning to his former position as Executive Administrator after 8 years as Executive Director, and a new Executive Director will be recruited towards the end of the summer, timed to allow interested fishermen to apply.. UFA Press Release:.. org/press/2012-2%20UFA%20Press%20Release.. %20-Exec%20Board%20Changes%20061812.. We plan to post the Executive Director / Lobbyist job opening on July 15 and accept applications until August 15.. Fishermen are encouraged to apply!.. If you are interested in receiving the notice when it is sent, please send email to.. with UFA E.. D.. Job in the subject of your email.. was held on June 19 with testimony from:.. Eric Schwaab, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Fisheries.. Arni Thomson, UFA President.. Dr.. John Graves, Chair U.. ICCAT Advisory Committee.. Jason Schratwieser, Conservation Director International Game Fish Association.. Info and links to testimony:.. http://naturalresources.. gov/Calendar/EventSingle.. EventID=298327.. Group targets projects to help fleets return to fishing, starts with lifejackets.. The Alaska Fishing Industry Relief Mission (AFIRM) has begun delivering aid to help fishing.. fleets of Northern Japan affected by last year s tsunamis.. We were told from the outset that there would be at least a year before affected communities.. could respond to the basics of life and complete planning to be ready to identify meaningful.. projects, said AFIRM Chairman Larry Cotter.. In the meantime we raised approximately.. $380,000 and attempted to establish communications through the Japanese fishing cooperatives,.. consular office, and processor network.. We re up and running and looking to deliver help from.. the Alaska fishing industry to our counterparts in Japan.. AFIRM Press release:.. org/doc/AFIRM%20.. P R-Alaska%20industry%20sends%20aid%20to%20Japan%20.. fishermen%20060.. AFIRM Helps Japanese Fishing Industry 06/06/12.. A non-profit charity supported by the Alaska seafood industry has been helping Japanese fishermen get back to work after the devastating 2011 tsunami.. KDLG's Dave Bendinger has this story: (2:33).. KDLG Audio:.. kdlg.. org/news/archive.. php?id=1951.. Thanks again to so many of you who provided contributions to AFIRM.. By BECKY BOHRER and AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press.. JUNEAU, Alaska More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.. government and West Coast states don't have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.. mercurynews.. com/news/ci_20812070/us-braces-.. tsunami-debris-but-impact-unclear.. com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/June.. -Issue-3-2012/US-braces-for-tsunami-debris-but-impacts-still-unclear/.. June 5, 2012, Anchorage, AK Lt.. Governor Mead Treadwell announced today his schedule for ten hearings around the state on a ballot proposal to establish a new Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP).. The hearings will be the first required under a new law passed by the Alaska Legislature in 2010.. Alaska Statute 15.. 45.. 195 requires the lieutenant governor to hold at least eight hearings up to 30 days before the election in which an initiative is to appear on the ballot, with at least two hearings in each of Alaska s four judicial districts.. The ACMP initiative will appear on the August 28th primary ballot.. The hearing schedule is as follows:.. Monday, July 2 - Kenai/Soldotna.. Tuesday, July 3 - Bethel.. Monday, July 9 - Anchorage (Statewide Teleconference).. Monday, July 9 - Wasilla.. Tuesday, July 10 - Kotzebue.. Wednesday, July 11 - Fairbanks.. Thursday, July 12 - Kodiak.. Monday, July 23 - Barrow.. Wednesday, July 25 - Ketchikan.. Thursday, July 26 - Juneau.. The ballot initiative, which can be found at.. http://ltgov.. us/pdfs/elections/initiatives/2011/11ACMP.. , seeks to recreate the program to be managed by the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.. Lt.. Governor Mead Treadwell press release:.. gov/treadwell/press-room/full-press-release.. html?pr=129.. Group forms to contest coastal management initiative.. com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/June-.. Issue-3-2012/Group-forms-to-contest-coastal-management-initiative/.. #ixzz1ySMThEzT.. We did not find a website, but find this group on facebook:.. com/protectalaskasfuture.. Coastal Management debate produces agreement.. Despite support for program, division on initiative remains.. By Pat Forgey, JUNEAU EMPIRE.. Alaska badly needs a Coastal Management program again, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce was told Thursday.. Where the two debaters disagreed, politely, was on whether Measure 2 on the August ballot is the way to do it.. com/local/2012-06-15/coastal-management.. -debate-produces-agreement#.. T9uYnVK8DBI.. Alaska Sea Party Coastal Management Initiative site:.. alaskacoastalmanagement.. Full text of initiative in searchable text version-.. org/ACMP%20Initiative.. Division of Elections Ballot Initiatives page -.. gov/ei_primary_bm.. UFA Resolution 2011-2.. - A Resolution of the United Fishermen 0f Alaska supporting the reestablishment of an Alaska Coastal Management Program (October 26, 2011).. org/positions/2011-2%20UFA%20Resolution.. %20Supporting%20AK%20Coastal%20Management%20Pro.. Please note that the UFA resolution is not specifically in support of the ballot initiative.. In person, by mail or by fax see.. Alaska Division of Elections Absentee and Early Voting page:.. Alaska Division of Elections 2012 Candidates page:.. Facing the prospect of the lowest run on record, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued further emergency restrictions on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers in an attempt to bolster the number of early run king salmon that make it back up the river to spawn.. Rashah McChesney, Peninsula Clarion.. Issue-3-2012/Early-run-king-fishery-closed/.. cfm?adfg=commercialby.. fisherysalmon.. KODIAK The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted June 8 to reduce the allowable halibut bycatch by trawlers and longliners by 15 percent, to be phased in over three years with a targeted implementation in 2014.. By Andrew Jensen, Alaska Journal of Commerce.. Issue-3-2012/Council-approves-15-cut-in-halibut-bycatch/.. Alaska Journal of Commerce Editorial: Council gets it right on bycatch, more work to do.. We applaud the council action as an important first step, and encourage the members to continue pushing toward more meaningful measures to reduce bycatch even further.. Issue-3-2012/Editorial-Council-gets-it-right-on-bycatch-more-.. work-to-do/.. Newsletter (6/19/12).. newsletters/NEWS612.. HAPC Skate Egg Sites motion.. gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments/conservation_issues/.. HAPC/HAPCskatemotion612.. Pribilof Islands Blue King crab motion.. gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments/catch_shares/.. PIBKCmotion612.. GOA PSC motion;.. bycatch/GOAPSCmotion612.. 2012 Example Tables.. gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments/bycatch/GOAPS.. Cmotion612tables.. GOA Comprehensive Bycatch motion.. gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments/bycatch/GOAB.. ycatch612motion.. Grenadier motion.. gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments.. /MISC/GrenadierMotion612.. Charter Halibut Catch Sharing Plan motion.. gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments/halibut/Halibut.. CSP612motion.. Flatfish Specificiations motion.. gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments/MISC/BSFlatfish.. Flex612motion.. Freezer Longline MLOA revised problem statement and alternatives.. gov/npfmc/PDFdocuments/MISC/FLLMLOA.. _motion612.. gov/npfmc/.. Acoustical pingers, required in some Atlantic Coast fisheries to help porpoises stay out of driftnets, are getting strong reviews from salmon harvesters on both sides of the Gulf of Alaska along with almost desperate interest from others here trying to avoid costly whale encounters.. Bob Tkacz, For the Journal.. Issue-3-2012/Pingers-show-promise-to-keep-whales-away-from-nets/.. UFA appreciates the support of business members.. Kathy s Net Loft.. and.. Fumunda.. who are featured in this story.. JUNEAU The economic development branch of Sealaska Corp.. celebrated the first production of three Yakutat shellfish farms it helped launch, and the future of a regional aquaculture industry at the first annual Alaska Oyster Festival June 6 in Juneau.. Issue-3-2012/OysterFest-celebrates-future-of-Southeast-shellfish-.. industry/.. From the Alaska Journal of Commerce.. Issue-3-2012/Commentary-Sea-otter-study-ongoing-Riutta-reflects-.. on-10-years-at-ASMI/.. UFA salutes the tireless work and results of Ray s decade of service to the Alaska fishing industry.. At first glance a fishing organization and a conservation organization might seem like strange bedfellows.. There is often mistrust between the fishing industry and conservation organizations because each sometimes doubts the other's commitment to ensuring sustainable fishing.. Both APA and Oceana want to see healthy fish populations in our oceans.. One thing we agree on wholeheartedly is that the federal government needs adequate funding to successfully implement the requirements under the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the Nation's principal fisheries law, mostly through the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).. Unfortunately, drastic funding cuts are threatening important programs that are necessary for responsible fisheries management.. House spending panel unveils deep cuts to EPA.. House Republican appropriators on Tuesday unveiled a 2013 spending bill with deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.. The bill cuts the EPA by $1.. 4 billion, about 17 percent, compared to current funding.. The GOP points out that this brings the EPA below fiscal 1998 levels.. It also contains numerous riders that prevent environmental rules.. They include riders to limit the reach of Clean Water Act regulations and block President Obama s National Ocean Policy.. http://thehill.. com/blogs/on-the-money/appropriations/233545-house.. -spending-panel-unveils-deep-environmental-cuts.. http://gallery.. mailchimp.. com/6bb66fed099f6eb4e4253667e/files/5.. _11_12_Statement.. 1.. 81 Groups ask Congress to block National Ocean Policy funding.. savingseafood.. org/washington/81-groups-ask-congress.. -to-block-national-ocean-policy-fu-3.. National Ocean Council home page:.. whitehouse.. gov/a.. dministration/eop/oceans.. Comment by July 23 on EPA Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay.. see links online at.. gov/bristolbay.. EPA Presentation from public meetings (1.. 7 mb):.. gov/region10/pdf/bristolbay/public_meetings_.. presentation_june2012.. EPA Bristol Bay - comment by June 26 on peer review panel and charge questions.. An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska--Peer Review Panel Members and Charge Questions.. SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the peer review panel members assembled by an independent contractor to evaluate the draft document titled, ``An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska'' (EPA-910-R-12-004a-c).. EPA is also announcing a three week public comment period for the draft charge questions to be provided to the peer review panel.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-05/html/2012-13431.. If there was any doubt that the proposed Pebble Mine is a passionately divisive issue for Alaskans, a meeting Monday night in Anchorage confirmed it.. Hundreds packed an auditorium, slapped pro and con stickers on their shirts and waited hours to testify at the first Alaska meeting of the Environmental Protection Agency's public comment period on the Draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.. Bristol Bay Times story:.. http://thebristolbaytimes.. com/article/1223pebble_debate_boils_at_.. epa_hearing.. NY Times Editorial: A Threat to Bristol Bay.. com/2012/06/05/opinion/a-threat-to-.. bristol-bay.. By Russell Stigall, Juneau Empire.. Natalia Povelite and Ray Friedlander, Sitka Conservation Society interns, checked the fish traps as the water level sank in an unwanted offshoot of the Sitkoh River.. The restoration volunteers are part of an effort reroute a 600-yard section of the Sitkoh River to its original channel.. The restoration project is a joint effort by the U.. Fish and Game, U.. Forest Service, Trout Unlimited and the Sitka Conservation Society.. During a high water event in the fall of 1997 a large pulse, about a thousand yards, of fist-sized rocky debris clogged a section of the Sitkoh, raising the water level and rerouting the flow to a nearby logging road.. Mark Vinsel, executive director of the United Fisherman of Alaska said the most effective way of protecting salmon runs in Southeast Alaska is to protect the existing intact Tongass forest.. In Southeast Alaska by far the number one priority is maintaining the habitat that is still in tip top shape which is a huge proportion, Vinsel said.. For every situation like (the Sitkoh) there are 10 or hundreds that are still intact.. The economics of it are far more favorable to preventing damage.. Though it is advantageous to protect existing intact watersheds, Vinsel said, it is commendable to identify projects like this and for groups to collaborate.. Juneau Empire:.. com/local/2012-06-17/restoring-and-rerouting.. -sitkoh-river#.. T-JcTxdQ7ko.. Cap City Weekly / USFS blog:.. capitalcityweekly.. com/s.. tories/062012/out_1006785663.. KATH-TV:.. kath.. tv/?page=news story=229.. UFA thank the U.. Forest Service and Trout Unlimited for the opportunity to visit this project last week, and for including USAG as well.. NOAA is increasingly out of place at Commerce -- like a fish out of water.. Its stated mission is to provide the scientific data necessary to protect lives and property, as well as to conserve and help manage our nation s fisheries, oceans and coastlines.. Now consider the two departments it could be located in.. Commerce is primarily focused on the promotion of economic growth and international trade, dealing with patents and other commercial issues.. Interior, meanwhile, manages natural resources, public lands, and fish and wildlife.. Based on that alone, it s easy to see why Interior is a more natural fit.. Alaska Dispatch Op-Ed:.. com/article/noaa-fish-out-water-us-c.. ommerce-department.. Senator sees resistance to test tube fish growing among Senate colleagues through information campaign.. Senator Murkowski press release 5/24/12:.. cfm?p=Press.. Releases ContentRecord_id=dce7c268-5984-43b6-a844-6ae.. dbdaf8add ContentType_id=b94acc28-404a-4fc6-b143-a9e1.. 5bf92da4 Group_id=c01df158-d935-4d7a-895d-f694ddf4162.. 4 MonthDisplay=5 YearDisplay=2012.. Begich: Close Vote Shows Growing Concern over Frankenfish.. cfm/pressreleases?ID=.. e76b07ae-340c-4bdc-854d-64f79e771c26.. NOAA 15th Annual Report to Congress on the Status of Stocks for 2011: A record number of rebuilt fisheries.. This report documents our national journey toward ending overfishing and rebuilding the nation s fisheries.. Report home page with links:.. gov/stories/2012/05/05_14_12status_.. of_stocks_rollout.. NOAA Press release:.. gov/stories2012.. /20120514_statusofstocks.. Alaska, Iceland bond over sustainable fisheries Commissioner Campbell at Brussels Seafood Show.. By Steven Hedlund, SeafoodSource editor.. 24 April, 2012 - It may be surprising that Alaska and Iceland share a lot in common.. On Tuesday at the European Seafood Exposition, Alaska and Iceland came together again this time to promote their commitment to sustainable fisheries.. At a luncheon titled The Evolution of Sustainability and the Role of Choice and hosted by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and Iceland Responsible Fisheries, President Grímsson, the luncheon s featured speaker, talked about the lack of information and science on the ocean and importance of the sustainable seafood movement, which is still evolving.. Unfortunately, we ve become embroiled in a debate about who defines sustainable seafood, said Cora Campbell, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish Game, who along with President Grímsson addressed the luncheon.. We can t tolerate a situation where one entity has sole control over who can sell seafood to the industry and who cannot.. seafoodsource.. com/newsarticledetail.. aspx?id=15271.. By Hal Bernton, Seattle Times staff reporter.. In hopes of retaining a marketing edge for wild-caught Alaska salmon, a Seattle-based fishing organization has proposed to continue the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification that tells consumers the harvest is sustainable.. Fishermen are receiving higher prices for their catch, and proof of sustainability has been a contributing factor, said Bob Kehoe, executive director of the Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association.. Kehoe said MSC certification has been an important marketing tool.. In January, another organization the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation announced it would pull out of the MSC program for Alaska salmon, with some member processors citing frustrations with the rising complexities of the certification program.. http://seattletimes.. nwsource.. com/text/2018061546.. two publications that may be of interest available free:.. Ocean Acidification and Fisheries: Alaska's Challenge and Response.. was written by MAP agent and SFOS Assoc Professor Torie Baker.. Fisheries Adaptation to Climate Change.. by MAP agent and SFOS Professor Terry Johnson.. When Alaska fishing guide Tom Ohaus refinanced his stateside home in 2004, buried in the stack of papers he signed was a homestead exemption agreement.. Little did the self-proclaimed Sitka resident know the grief that piece of paper would come to cause him in the 49th state.. On May 25, Alaska State Troopers charged Ohaus with five counts of illegally obtaining state resident fishing licenses.. They say he ceased to be an Alaska resident and became a non-resident when he accepted the benefits of that homestead exemption in Massachusetts.. The false-statement charges are misdemeanors and might not be considered a big deal, but they were lodged just as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began vetting Ohaus for a seat on the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC).. Alaska Dispatch story:.. com/article/residency-issue-snags-sport.. -fishing-candidate-halibut-commission.. Troopers charge Sitka lodge owners over fishing licenses (ADN).. com/2012/06/05/2492606/troopers-charge-sitka.. -lodge-owners.. Alaska King Crab and Snow Crab Fisheries Certified to FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management Standard.. Following a twelve month fishery assessment period, a Global Trust Certification Committee met on April 16th, 2012 and formally certified that the management system of the U.. Alaska King and Snow Crab Bering Sea Commercial Fisheries** have met the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Standard.. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) submitted the application.. http://campaign.. r20.. constantcontact.. com/render?llr=nltcjobab v=.. 001zO3-DzIs5zZs5dKkFkcsul-BsOXMI-URvG_sJq14Zc0oqAbXc_vYy6.. PWlBcOGNv2IP_w6QjCYzEbx_406nygG0HIGuNgnyRRdyYeX8WJtdr8.. kdLy8c_z36pF-2TyKiLQRBD663gQBZmt--xl_s.. Mark Begich welcomed today s announcement that President Obama has appointed Dave Benton of Juneau to the U.. The Commission, established in 1984, is charged with developing an integrated national Arctic research policy and program, and to facilitate cooperation among the federal government, state and local governments, and other nations with respect to basic and applied Arctic research.. cfm/pressreleases?ID=050.. e6e28-caed-4486-8df4-1dc5a48e4a10.. arctic.. gov/.. OTTAWA The federal government is on the hook for billions of dollars to fix problems caused by lax environmental regulation in the past, the environment auditor says in a new report.. The government is looking at $7.. 7 billion in cleanup costs for contaminated sites, but has only set aside a fraction of the necessary funding, the auditor found.. thespec.. com/news/canada/article/720807--auditor-says-.. government-sitting-on-environmental-time-bomb.. Activist fears farmed viruses have found way to wild salmon.. Alexandra Morton, bane of North America's salmon farms, runs a hand over tired eyes and awaits a confrontation.. It's no surprise this eco-provocateur is again in someone's sights.. com/2012/06/02/v-printer/2489719/meet-salmon-.. farmings-worst-enemy.. Summer Reading : Fish Politics and Wolf Wars - A History of Fish and Game Management in Alaska, by Wayne Regelin.. Some of the topics covered in the book:.. Exploitation of marine mammals during the Russian era and territorial days.. Fishery mismanagement during territorial days.. Recovery of salmon fishery after statehood.. Game management during territorial days.. Territorial and State wolf control.. Organization and first leaders of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.. Impacts of ANCSA, ANILCA, Subsistence, oil development, and logging in the Tongass on fish and game management.. Leaders of ADF G during each administration since statehood.. arcticloonpress.. com.. Angling for Controversy- Ricky Gease of Kenai River Sportfishing Association, presentation to Alaska RDC May 17, 2012.. Pdf and video online at RDC of Alaska:.. akrdc.. org/membership/events/breakfast/1112/.. 051712.. 6/21/12 Jobs, money looking good.. 6/20/12 Death by sunscreen.. 6/19/12 Salmon shape shifters; Jan-April sales trends.. 6/18/12 Observation is key.. 6/15/12 AK gives seed money for ocean acidification science; pollock seem OA resiliant.. home page back issues:.. tax.. gov/programs/p.. rograms/other/fish/salmonreports/index.. aspx?60620.. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposes to modify the Alaska Offshore Seafood Processers general permit to allow specific seafood processors that have applied for wastewater discharge authorization in otherwise excluded waters located in Alaska between 0.. 5 nautical miles (nm) from shore and 3.. 0 nm from shore as delineated by mean lower low water (MLLW) or baseline, whichever is greater.. The proposed permit modification sets conditions on the discharge of pollutants from these seafood processors to waters of the U.. Mixing zone in Essential Fish Habitat: Yes ; Review Period: June 18, 2012 through July 20, 2012.. Permit documents can be accessed from the ADEC Wastewater Discharge Authorization Program website under the Public Notice section.. DEC Online Public Notice:.. n.. sf/cc52605f7c156e7a8925672a0060a91b/fc350b7e0c197aad89.. 257a1e0059d6d7?OpenDocument.. Documents:.. gov/water/wwdp/PublicNotice.. htm#A4.. Vessels operating in sea otter habitat run the risk of disturbing sea otters (which is considered harassment), or of killing sea otters by striking them with the boat propeller or hull.. Vessel operators should reduce the risk of such.. takings.. , by implementing these measures.. gov/water/wwdp/pdfs/PublicNoticedocs/AKG523000.. MOD_VSAM.. DEC Comment deadline June 24 on Small-Size Suction Dredge Placer Miners General Permit.. with intake nozzles less than or to six inches and highbankers / power sluices.. Deadline for written comments or request for public hearing June 24, 2012.. 672a0060a91b/ff1e90481b951f9f89257a09005d3840?Open.. Document.. The Joint Board Of Fisheries and Game calls for proposed changes to regulations for local Fish and Game Advisory Committees, Advisory Committee Closures, and Subsistence uses.. Proposal deadline - 5:00 p.. Friday, November 30, 2012.. The Joint Board of Fisheries and Game is accepting proposed changes to regulations pertaining to local fish and game advisory committees and subsistence uses to be considered at a regulatory meeting scheduled for October 2013.. The following regulations of Title 5, under the Alaska Administrative Code, will be considered:.. Chapter 96 Local Fish and Game Advisory Committees and Regional Fish and Game Councils.. o Article 1: Local Fish and Game Advisory Committees.. o Article 2: Regional Fish and Game Councils*.. o Article 3: Administration of Local Fish and Game Advisory Committees.. o Article 4: Administration of Regional Fish and Game Councils*.. o Article 5: Adoption of Fish and Game Regulations.. o Article 6.. General Provisions.. *Regional Advisory Councils have not been active; their function will be discussed at the Joint Board Meeting.. Chapter 97 Advisory Committee Closures.. o Article 1: Areas of Jurisdiction.. o Article 2: Emergency Closures.. Chapter 99 Subsistence Uses.. o Section 10: Boards of Fisheries and Game subsistence procedures.. o Section 15: Joint Board nonsubsistence areas.. o Section 16 Activities permitted in a nonsubsistence area.. o Section 21: Definitions.. nsf/cc.. 52605f7c156e7a8925672a0060a91b/991a58392c7c907a8925.. 79d5006fc473?OpenDocument.. 672a0060a91b/f89ea5718b826d4189257a1000756f60/$FILE/va.. cancy.. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 3 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with the name change of the division, the Commercial Fishing Revolving Loan Fund, Fisheries Enhancement Revolving Loan Fund, and implementing the Community Quota Revolving Loan Fund, Commercial Charter Fisheries Revolving Loan Fund, and the Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund (Chapters 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 83, 86, 99), including the following:.. Commercial Fishing Revolving Loan Fund:.. update and amend program interest rates (3 AAC 80.. 055(k));.. clarify loan eligibility (3 AAC 80.. 055(o)(2); and.. general housekeeping and conforming.. Community Quota Revolving Loan Fund.. Commercial Charter Fisheries Revolving Loan Fund.. Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund.. Fisheries Enhancement Revolving Loan Fund.. Comments must be received no later than 4:00pm on Monday, July 16, 2012.. Online Public Notice:.. nsf/cc52605f7c156e7a892.. 5672a0060a91b/fc411fe57803136d89257a1e0064dbe0?Open.. DCCED Loan programs home page:.. http://commerce.. gov/d.. ed/fin/loanPrograms.. Also see proposed changes to the DCCED Microloan program public notice:.. 5672a0060a91b/10b52eaaa9c57fa889257a1e006540d3?.. Glennallen - Friday, July 20, 4:30 7:00 p.. Fairbanks - Sunday, July 22, 12:00 3:00 p.. Juneau - Friday, July 27, 4:30 7:00 p.. Mat-Su - Friday, August 10, 4:30 7:00 p.. Anchorage - Saturday, August 11, 12:00 3:00 p.. html?pr=6125.. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council is soliciting nominations for the Public Advisory Committee to serve a 24 month term from October 2012 through September 2014.. Nominations are due to the Trustee Council Office by close of business on Friday, August 3, 2012.. nsf/cc52605.. f7c156e7a8925672a0060a91b/b3537d59b537cad489257a0f00.. 75e206?OpenDocument.. EVOS Trustee Council home page:.. evostc.. us.. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would establish procedures governing the National Appeals Office (NAO), a division of NMFS' Office of Management and Budget within NOAA.. NAO's central mission is to provide an efficient means of adjudicating appeals by providing due process and consistency to NMFS' administrative decisions.. This proposed rule would establish a process by which NMFS could review, and if necessary correct, decisions about certain limited access privilege programs under Section 303A of the Magnuson-Steven Fishery Conservation and Management Act.. The proposed procedures could also be used to adjudicate appeals from other offices that incorporate these rules into their regulations or otherwise notify potential appellants of the procedures' applicability to their proceedings.. DATES: NMFS invites interested persons to submit comments on this proposed rule.. To ensure consideration, comments must be in writing and must be received by July 9, 2012.. Federal Register Notice:.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-08/html/2012-.. 13979.. gov/articles/2012/06.. /08/2012-13979/national-appeals-office-rules-of-procedure.. The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of March 23, 2012 (77 FR 17254), entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.. Waters.. '' Six technical errors were inadvertently published in the.. final rule that require correction, two in the preamble and four in the regulatory text.. The corrections are necessary for readability and accuracy.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-08/html/2012-13888.. The primary objective of the SSDPG program is to provide technical assistance to small, socially-disadvantaged agricultural producers through eligible cooperatives and cooperative development centers.. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.. Funds may only be used for technical assistance.. Definitions include at least 75 percent Socially-Disadvantaged Producer-owned entities including farmers, ranchers, loggers, agricultural harvesters, and fishermen, that have averaged $250,000 or less in annual gross sales of agricultural products in the last 3 years.. Socially-Disadvantaged Producer--Individual agricultural producer who is a member of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic or gender prejudice, without regard for their individual qualities \.. Federal register notice:.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-25.. /html/2012-9997.. (note date error correct deadline is July 24.. ).. Program website:.. gov/BCP_SSDPG.. gov/ocs/mafac/meetings/2012_05/index.. R.. 4208.. - To provide exclusive funding to support fisheries and the communities that.. rely upon them, to clear unnecessary regulatory burdens and streamline Federal fisheries management, and for other purposes Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.. Bill text:.. gov/ocs/mafac/meetings/2012_05/docs/.. bills-112hr4208ih.. Senate Companion bill S.. 2184:.. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.. bills-112s2184is.. To track federal legislation see.. http://thomas.. Status of Proposed Rule for Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico - May 2012.. gov/ocs/mafac/meetings/2012_05/.. docs/status_of_proposed_rule__may_2012_.. Certification Of Sustainable Fisheries - Seafood certification - Revised NOAA draft Policy.. This publication is available at:.. gov/directives/.. SUMMARY OF REVISIONS: The policy was amended to govern the agency s response to requests by the industry, government or public for a statement by the agency certifying whether or not a federally managed fishery is sustainable.. This revision includes a policy statement defining sustainability for purposes of the directive in terms of meeting the 10 national standards of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.. 30_122_revision_11_10_markup.. Keeping Working Waterfronts at Work: A National Perspective on Coastal Communities.. working_waterfronts_fact_sheet_briefing_final.. More MAFAC documents:.. National Standard 1 Discussion.. Vision 2020 Briefing.. Protected Resources Briefing.. NMFS-FWS Reorganization Briefing.. gov/ocs/mafac/meetings/.. 2012_05/index.. National Standard 1 (NS1) of the MSA states that conservation and management measures shall prevent overfishing while achieving, on a continuing basis, the optimum yield (OY) from each fishery for the U.. fishing industry.. NMFS seeks public comments on these and any other issues related to NS1:.. Stocks in a fishery.. Overfishing and multi-year impacts.. Annual catch limits and optimum yield.. Mixed-stock fisheries and optimum yield.. Scientific uncertainty and management uncertainty.. Data poor stocks.. Acceptable biological catch control rules.. Catch accounting.. Accountability measures.. ACL exceptions.. Rebuilding progress and revising rebuilding plans.. Federal Register Notice:.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2.. 012-05-03/html/2012-10683.. or.. Federal Reg 2.. 0 link:.. gov/articles/2012/05/03/2012-10683/.. fisheries-of-the-united-states-national-standard-1-guidelines#h-6.. Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.. SUMMARY: The Forest Service, U.. Department of Agriculture will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to construct roads and harvest timber in the Saddle Lakes area of Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Tongass National Forest.. The proposed action would harvest almost 33 million board feet (MMBF) of timber on about 2,613 acres and would construct up to 19 miles of road.. expected to be published in January 2013.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012.. -05-08/html/2012-10989.. USFS Saddle Lakes Timber Sale home page:.. fs.. fed.. us/n.. epa/nepa_project_exp.. php?project=38990.. SUMMARY: NMFS issues a final rule to modify the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for the Fixed-Gear Commercial Fisheries for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in Waters in and off Alaska (IFQ Program) by revoking quota share (QS) that have been inactive since they were originally issued in 1995.. Inactive QS are those held by persons that have never harvested their IFQ and have never transferred QS or IFQ into or out of their IFQ accounts.. DATES: Effective June 18, 2012.. NMFS issues a proposed rule that would modify equipment and operational requirements for freezer longliners (catcher/processors) named on License Limitation Program (LLP) licenses endorsed to catch and process Pacific cod at sea with hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI).. If approved, the proposed regulations would require vessel owners to select between two monitoring options.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-15/html/2012-.. 14681.. Comment by August 21 on Magnuson-Stevens Confidentiality of Information Proposed Rule.. The purposes of these revisions are to make both substantive and non-substantive changes necessary to comply with the MSA as amended by the 2006 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act (MSRA) and the 1996 Sustainable Fisheries Act (SFA).. In addition, revisions are necessary to address some significant issues that concern NMFS' application of the MSA confidentiality provision to requests for information.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-23/h.. tml/2012-12513.. Comment deadline extended:.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-13/html/2012-14460.. gov/articles/2012/06/13.. /2012-14460/confidentiality-of-information-magnuson-stevens-f.. ishery-conservation-and-management-reauthorization.. Notice of public meeting; request for presentations.. SUMMARY: NMFS will host a meeting to conduct a panel review by experts contracted through the Center for Independent Experts (CIE) related to NMFS's November 2010 Biological Opinion on the effects of the Alaska groundfish fisheries on Steller sea lions and other endangered species (Final Biop).. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the CIE reviewers to receive presentations from NMFS, the State of Alaska, the State of Washington, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and the public concerning new and relevant scientific information that has become available since NMFS issued the Final Biop.. NMFS requests that parties interested in presenting such information to the CIE reviewers submit a statement of interest including an abstract of the information to be presented.. DATES: The meeting will be held August 1-2, 2012, from 9 a.. -4:30 p.. Pacific Daylight Time.. Statements of interest and abstracts must be received by 5 p.. Alaska Daylight Time on July 2, 2012, to be considered for presentation during the meeting on August 2, 2012.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-11/html/.. 2012-14151.. NOAA's Office of Coast Survey (OCS) seeks comment on a draft programmatic environmental assessment (PEA) of the hydrographic surveys and related activities that OCS regularly conducts in navigationally significant waters around the nation.. These surveys use a vessel.. equipped with high-frequency side scan sonar, single beam, and multibeam echosounders, which use sound waves to find and identify objects in the water and to determine water depth.. Hydrographic survey projects support the OCS mission to provide reliable nautical charts and other products necessary for safe navigation and sound decision-making in U.. ocean and coastal waters.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-20/html/2.. 012-14998.. gov/articles/2012/06/20/.. 2012-14998/notice-of-availability-of-a-draft-programmatic-environ.. mental-assessment-for-office-of-coast-survey.. This request is for a new collection of information.. The objective of the survey will be to understand the range of attitudes, preferences, and concerns that recreational anglers hold towards saltwater fishing.. The National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Science and Technology will conduct this survey to improve our understanding of anglers' expectations and how they may change with fish stock recovery.. As more stocks recover, the survey is well-timed to inform fisheries.. management on anglers' satisfaction with current management and the types of goals and objectives that should be pursued (e.. g.. , in developing guidelines).. Results of the survey will be used to inform fisheries management and planning and establish a baseline for outreach.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-21/html/2012-15127.. The Coast Guard is amending the current regulations for fire suppression systems on several classes of commercial vessels.. The amendments clarify that approved alternatives to carbon dioxide systems may be used to protect some spaces on these vessels, and set general requirements for alternative systems.. Additionally, certain new carbon dioxide systems must be equipped with lockout valves and odorizing units to protect persons after a carbon dioxide discharge.. By requiring these features on carbon dioxide systems and by making a wider range of fire suppression systems available, the regulations advance the Coast Guard's strategic goals of promoting marine safety and maritime mobility.. DATES: This final rule is effective July 9, 2012.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-07/html/2012-.. 12334.. Recently, several catastrophic failures of masts, booms, and lift cables have occurred on purse seine fishing vessels that have resulted in loss of life and severe injuries.. Over the years many casualties have occurred onboard all types of fishing vessels attempting to haul in catches that exceeded the capacity of their winches, hoists, and associated equipment.. These types of casualties are not unusual.. This alert serves to remind all purse seine fishing vessel owners/operators and other fishing segments to ensure safe use.. professionalmariner.. com/ME2/dirmod.. asp?sid= nm.. = type=news mod=News mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5.. F516B4C10 tier=3 nid=125A798B33F943CAB008B4E5C8B82.. 24B.. USCG Fishing Vessel Safety homepage:.. info.. The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990, as amended, requires the establishment of a National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).. The NOSB is a 15-member board that is responsible for developing and recommending to the Secretary a proposed National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and advises the Secretary on other aspects of the National Organic Program.. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is requesting nominations to fill one (1) upcoming vacancy on the NOSB.. The position to be filled is environmentalist.. The.. Secretary of Agriculture will appoint a person to the position to serve a 5-year term of office that will commence on January 24, 2013, and run until January 24, 2018.. DATES: Written nominations, with cover letters and resumes, must be postmarked on or before date July 30, 2012.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-21/html/2012-.. 15204.. The Federal Subsistence Board will meet July 18, 2012 in Anchorage in public and executive session.. The meeting will be held at the U.. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gordon Watson Conference Room, 1011 E.. Tudor Rd.. , Anchorage.. Photo identification, such as a driver's license, must be presented at the building reception desk.. The public portion of the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.. , during which the Board will:.. -hear an update on the status of the review of the Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Alaska and the Federal Subsistence Board;.. -hear a report on the process to develop implementation guidelines for the Board's Tribal consultation policy; and.. -have initial discussions on possible approaches to conduct a review of the rural/nonrural determination process.. Other issues may be discussed at the public meeting.. Following the conclusion of the public portion of the meeting, the Board will hold an executive session to review applications for Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council membership and develop its recommendations to the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on who should be appointed to the Councils.. This portion of the meeting is not open to the public due to the concern for the privacy of the applicants.. There will be an opportunity at the start of the public portion of the meeting for public testimony regarding both agenda and non-agenda items.. This notice and meeting information is expected to be posted at the FSB website at.. gov/asm/board.. Federal review of pre-statehood withdrawals and reservations in the Tongass National Forest.. SUMMARY: The Departments, in compliance with the determinations of the District Court in Peratrovich v.. United States, No.. 3:92-cv-00734-HRH (D.. Alaska), announce the initiation of reviews of pre-statehood withdrawals and reservations in the Tongass National Forest.. These.. reviews, as ordered by the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, will be used in regulatory proceedings for the purpose of implementing Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act with respect to submerged public lands within the Tongass National Forest.. This notice announces to the public, including rural Alaska residents and federally recognized Tribes of Alaska, the initiation of reviews of pre-statehood withdrawals in the Tongass National Forest.. When final, these reviews will be used in regulatory proceedings, either by the.. Secretaries, or the Board, for the purpose of implementing Title VIII of ANILCA with respect to submerged public lands within the Tongass National Forest, as ordered by the U.. District Court for Alaska.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-06/html/2012-13673.. Comment deadline July 20 on Subsistence Fishery for Pacific Halibut Information Collection.. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 20, 2012.. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-21/html/2012-12177.. NOAA Subsistence Halibut home page:.. gov/ram/subsistence/halibut.. A meeting of the ASMI International Marketing Committee will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Robert B.. Atwood Building, 18th Floor Conference Room, 550 W.. 7th Ave, in Anchorage, Alaska, beginning at 9:00 AM.. For more information about this event, please contact Joe Jacobson:.. jjacobson@alaskaseafood.. com/home/?u=bcd6d5bec392f12ce703f7e00 id=bb976f52af.. And since we do not rely upon luck among professionals GOOD FISHING to ALL..

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    Descriptive info: PRESS RELEASE.. -.. 2012-4 UFA Publishes 2012 Edition of Alaska Community Fishing Fact Sheets to Promote Industry Awareness.. (11/28/12,.. pdf).. 2012-3- United Fishermen of Alaska Names John Winther and Eric McDowell to Alaska Seafood Hall of Fame.. (11/6/12,.. pdf).. 2012-2 UFA Announces New Officers, Committee Chairs and Staff Changes.. (6/18/12,.. 2012-1- Seafood Leads Alaska Exports in Record Setting Year.. (4/17/12,.. 2011-5 UFA Names Bob Moss of Homer to AK Seafood Hall of Fame.. (11/14/11,.. 2011-4 UFA Publishes Fishing Economic Fact Sheets to Heighten Community Fishery Awareness.. (11/11/11,.. 2011-2 UFA Supports Reestablishment of Alaska Coastal Management Program.. (11/2/2011,.. 2011-1 UFA Announces New Officers, At-large Board Members and Committee Chairs.. 6/15/11,.. 2010 6 UFA Endorses Cora Campbell for ADF G Commissioner.. (12/6/2010,.. 2010-5 - UFA Endorses Alaska Salmon Hatchery Program.. (11/4/2010,.. 2010-4 - UFA Re-affirms Endorsement for Lisa Murkowski for U.. Senate.. (10/4/2010,.. 2010-3 - UFA Statement on the passing of Senator Ted Stevens.. (8/16/2010,.. 2010-2 - UFA Endorses Lisa Murkowski for U.. Senate.. (8/6/2010,.. 2010-1 - UFA Announces New President Arni Thomson and Executive Committee Members.. (6/15/2010,.. 2009-05 UFA Supports ASMI as Client in MCS Salmon Sustainability Certification.. (11/23/09,.. 2009-04 UFA welcomes incoming Governor Sean Parnell.. (7/28/09,.. 2009-03-UFA Thanks Governor Palin for Service and Activism.. (7/17/09,.. 2009-02 - United Fishermen of Alaska Names New At-large Board Members and Committee Chairs.. (6/12/09,.. 2009-1 United Fishermen of Alaska Honors Senator Ted Stevens in Inaugural Alaska Seafood Hall of Fame.. (4/23/09,.. 2008-7 UFA Statement on the Endorsement of Senator Stevens.. (11/2/08,.. 2008-6 United Fishermen of Alaska Calls for Fisheries Protections for North Aleutian Basin Oil and Gas Development.. (10/16/08,.. 2008-5 UFA Congratulates Governor Sarah Palin on VP Nomination.. 8/29/08,.. 2008-4 UFA Recognizes Senator Stevens Leadership in SustainingFisheries and Oceans.. (8/1/08,.. 2008-3 UFA Announces Officers and Executive Committee Changes.. (6/15/08,.. 2008-2 UFA Names Senator Lisa Murkowski as 2007 Person of the Year in Alaska Politics.. (1/3/08,.. 2008-1 UFA selects Kathy Ed Hansen Fishermen of the year.. 2007-5 UFA Thanks Senator Stevens for Passage of Farm Bill Measure for  ...   select ADF G Commissioner Kevin Duffy as UFA Executive Man of the Year.. (3/24/04,.. UFA Welcomes US Oceans Commission Report.. August 20, 2002.. March 17, 2003 UFA Endorses ANWR.. June 15, 2003 Bristol Bay Suit.. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.. November 12, 2006.. Bob Thorstenson, Jr.. , President.. Mark Vinsel, Executive Director.. UFA Office (907) 586-2820.. UFA Congratulates Governor-elect Sarah Palin.. on Campaign and Election.. The United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), representing thirty-three Alaska commercial fishing organizations, congratulated Alaska Governor-elect Sarah Palin on her resounding election win.. Alaska s governor-elect Sarah Palin fishes in the Bristol Bay salmon setnet fishery with her husband and family, and will be the first Alaska governor with direct commercial fishing experience since Jay Hammond served from 1974 to 1982.. UFA interviewed the three leading gubernatorial candidates at its semiannual Board of Directors meeting in October, and voted unanimously to endorse Sarah Palin for governor.. UFA Executive.. Director Mark Vinsel noted that some UFA groups do not participate in UFA endorsement votes due to their own bylaws, so there were abstentions but no votes opposing the endorsement, and none of UFA s member groups endorsed other candidates.. Sarah Palin was the candidate supported by so many commercial fishing organizations and individuals from across the state, and we look forward to working with her administration.. I amconfident that as governor, Sarah Palin will place a high priority on addressing the issues facing Alaska's seafood industry, said Linda Kozak, who represents UFA s newest member group, the Kodiak-based Crab Group of Independent Harvestors.. Commercial fishing is the engine that not only powers coastal Alaska but adds great economic benefit all the way into Anchorage.. We have all of the confidence in the world that the Palin Administration will continue to help enhance and build the economic development potential that the commercial fishing industry has and UFA looks forward to helping her in any way we can, said Bruce Schactler, UFA Marketing Comittee Chairman.. For more information contact the UFA office at (907)586-2820..

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  • Title: United Fishermen of Alaska
    Descriptive info: uf.. a Positions and Resolutions.. Resolution 2012 01.. A resolution by the United Fishermen of Alaska to Support Efforts to Improve Energy Efficiency in the Seafood Industry.. Resolution 2011-2.. A Resolution of the United Fishermen 0f Alaska supporting the reestablishment of an Alaska Coastal Management Program (October 26, 2011).. Resolution 2011-3.. A Resolution of the United Fishermen of Alaska to support legislative funding for hatchery wild salmon genetics, straying, and fitness research with the intent of increasing economic benefits of state-owned and private non-profit salmon hatcheries (October 27, 2011).. Resolution 2011-4.. A Resolution of the United Fishermen of Alaska supporting lake nutrient enrichment as a salmon rehabilitation and enhancement method in Alaska (October 26, 2011).. Resolution 2011-1, Supporting the Bering Sea Crab Industries Effort to Restrict Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Crab Fishing (.. Resolution 2010-4 - Supporting Stability For The Coastal  ...   Salmon Hatcheries.. Resolution 2009-1 Regarding Sea Otters.. Resolution 2008-1 - Supporting the University of Alaska s School of Fisheries and Ocean s Sciences (SFOS) 09 budget request for $1 million of state funding to match available grant funding.. Marketing UFA Proposal for Funding For U.. Seafood Marketing October 2008.. Fishing Vessel Safety -UFA Comments on USCG Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - July 2008.. Resolution 2007-1 - In Support Of Fishing Vessel Safety.. UFA Scoping Comments for Comment on EIS for Lease Sale 214 in the North Aleutian Basin.. October 16, 2008.. Related Press release: United Fishermen of Alaska Calls for Fisheries Protections for North.. Aleutian Basin Oil and Gas Development.. UFA Fishermen s Health Care Challenges and Opportunities, August 2007.. UFA statement opposing Pebble Mine, September 2007.. UFA Policy statement for sustainable fisheries management Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries, January 2008..

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  • Title: United Fishermen of Alaska
    Descriptive info: Members And Membership.. Current Members.. Member Organizations / Board Members/ Executive Committee.. Individual / Crew Membership Application Form.. Business Membership Application Form.. Print, Fill Out Information, and send to:.. United Fisherman of Alaska.. 211 Fourth Street Suite 110.. Juneau, AK 99801.. You will need Acrobat Reader in order to view the above.. Pay Membership Online..

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  • Title: United Fishermen of Alaska
    Descriptive info: UFA Seafood Industry Hall of Fame.. UFA Names Bob Moss of Homer to AK Seafood Hall of Fame.. (11/14/11).. Hall of Fame Charter Members and Accomplishments.. The following individuals were honored at the Comfish Banquet as part of Alaska s 50th Anniversary of Statehood.. UFA Honorary Lifetime Membership and Lifetime Achievement -.. Senator Ted Stevens.. For lifetime of work for sustainable fisheries spanning Alaska s first 50 years of Statehood, including establishing the 200 mile limit; the Magnuson-Stevens Act, establishment of regional fishery management councils, ban on high seas driftnets, and work to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.. Other Inductees:.. UFA Alaska Seafood Hall of Fame inductees Al Burch of Kodiak and Senator Ted Stevens.. Bob Alverson.. NPFMC; PFMC; career of fisheries activism and leadership in support of habitat and fish.. Senator Bob Bartlett.. 1964 Fed.. Legislation banned foreign fishing fleets in territorial waters.. Bob Blake.. Founding President of UFA; helped enact Limited Entry, and establishment of CFAB.. The Brindle Family.. For 75 years one of the largest community based processors, helped many fishermen get start in small boat fisheries.. Chuck Bundrant.. Started as deckhand and became #1 Seafood Processor in North America.. Al Burch.. Helped develop the groundfish industry in the Gulf of Alaska and instrumental in federal fisheries management.. Phil Daniel.. Worked to develop and pass Alaska's Limited Entry Act; founding member of UFA.. Oscar Dyson.. Pioneered research and development of Alaska's crab and groundfish fisheries.. Senator Richard  ...   fishing advocate and politician, worked for Limited entry and IFQ's.. Tom Thompson.. Worked for community cold storage and value added innovations, longtime fishermen supporter.. Bob Thorstenson Sr.. Worked on INPFC for 200 mile limit, Fisherman Founder of Icicle Seafoods, and industry historian.. About the UFA Seafood Industry Hall of Fame.. What and Why:.. In celebration of 50 years of Alaska Statehood and Sustainable Seafood, United Fishermen of Alaska recognizes individuals for their lifetime contribution to sustaining Alaska s commercial fisheries and resources for the benefit of Alaska s social and economic well being.. The honorees were recognized at the 2009 Comfish show in Kodiak.. Who:.. To be eligible, a person must first be nominated by a member of the UFA Board of Directors.. Final voting for membership in the Hall of Fame will be conducted no less than once each year, with votes to be cast by UFA board members from a list of all eligible nominees.. How:.. Nominations:.. Nominations may be made by the United Fishermen of Alaska Board of Directors at any time, through communication to the UFA office.. Once nominated, an individual will remain on the list of eligible individuals for future voting.. Voting:.. For recognition at Comfish 2009, the UFA Board members voted for up to twenty individuals each, and the top 20 vote getters were entered in the Hall of Fame as initial members.. Subsequent voting will take place at the direction of the UFA Board of Directors..

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  • Title: United Fishermen of Alaska
    Descriptive info: About UFA.. United Fishermen of Alaska is an umbrella association representing.. 37 Alaska commercial fishing organizations.. from fisheries throughout Alaska and its offshore waters.. Mission.. To promote and protect the common interest of Alaska s commercial fishing industry, as a vital component of Alaska s social and economic well-being.. Statement Policies.. · Promote positive relations between industry sectors.. · Support all commercial gear types and remain neutral on allocative.. issues between commercial gear groups.. · Protect industry from attacks through initiatives, legislation, etc.. · Promote industry safety.. · Promote healthy fishery resources by supporting research and.. habitat protection.. · Support adequate funding for fishery research, management and.. enforcement.. · Oppose  ...   maintaining a stable supply.. of product to processors.. UFA policy for healthy and sustainable management of fisheries.. UFA strongly supports:.. · Escapement goal mgmt (Biological Escapement Goal).. · Local management that is adaptive and abundance based.. · Use of Commissioner s EO authority on an active basis for the local.. management of a fishery.. · Mixed stock management.. Core Functions of UFA in order of priority.. · Legislative presence.. · Provide a forum for communication within the fishing industry.. · Maintain a statewide trade organization with staffed office.. · Public relations and educational programs targeting:.. members.. seafood industry and other industries.. general public.. Staff.. Mark Vinsel,.. Executive Director.. Office Assistant..

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  • Title: United Fishermen of Alaska
    Descriptive info: (NEW).. Join the UFA.. Mailing List.. If you would like to be on UFA's list for electronics news updates and action alerts please provide the information below:.. [UFA does not share it's e-mail list.. ].. Name:.. Business or organization:.. Email:.. Address:.. City:.. State:.. Zip Code:.. Alaska Elections District or Legislator:.. (optional).. Fishery:.. Salmon.. Halibut.. Crab.. Herring.. Groundfish.. Other..

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