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April 21, 2020: In this Issue


Updated Onboard Procedures

Yesterday, Discovery Health updated the Onboard Procedures, checklists and flowcharts.  You may find the most up-to-date documents and guides on the UFA Covid-19 Website. A continued shout-out and appreciation goes to Dr. Ann Jarris of Discovery Health who has worked countless hours to put these documents together to assist commercial fishermen during these times.

State of Alaska Health Mandate- Coming Soon

We have received word that the State of Alaska will be issuing a State Mandate to enact protective measures for independent commercial fishing vessels operating within Alaskan waters and ports in order to prevent, slow, and otherwise disrupt the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

As soon as the mandate is officially announced, UFA will distribute a copy of the mandate to our membership and post it on our website.

Free Webinar: Developing Vessel Procedures and Performing Symptomatic Crew Assessment in the Midst of Covid-19

Free Webinar hosted by National Fisherman, Wed., April 22nd at 7am AST - 

National Fisherman is  holding a free webinar to help commercial fishermen with the management of COVID-19 on their vessels.  COVID-19 has and will continue to reshape the way entire industries function, and commercial fishing is no different. Dr. Ann Jarris and the Discovery Health MD Team has put together a COVID19 Vessels Procedures and Flowchart for Assessing Symptomatic Crew document to help commercial fishing captains and companies develop protocols for dealing with COVID-19 on vessels and with their crew. While it is not intended as a standard of care or as an industry standard, it can be a resource to help captains and crews determine how to best move forward. Join Ann Jarris, MD, MBA, FACEP as she explains how this resource can help crews work through these challenging and rapidly developing issues. Live audience questions will be answered toward the end of the event.

Click Here to Register

UFA Member Groups

Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers
Alaska Longline Fishermen's Assoc.
Alaska Scallop Association
Alaska Trollers Association
Alaska Whitefish Trawlers Assoc.
Area M Seiners Association
At-Sea Processors Assoc.
Bristol Bay Fishermen's Assoc.
Bristol Bay Reserve
Cape Barnabas, Inc.
Concerned Area "M" Fishermen
Cook Inlet Aquaculture Assoc.
Cordova District Fishermen United
Douglas Island Pink and Chum
Fishing Vessel Owners Assoc.
Freezer Longline Coalition
Groundfish Forum
Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Assoc.
Kodiak Crab Alliance Coop.
Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Assoc.
Kodiak Seiners Assoc.
North Pacific Fisheries Assoc.
Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Assoc.  
Northwest Setnetters Association
Petersburg Vessel Owner's Assoc.
Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp.
Purse Seine Vessels Owners Assoc.
Seafood Producers Coop.
Southeast Alaska Fishermen's Alliance
Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Assoc.
Southeast Alaska Seiners Assoc.
Southeast Herring Conservation Alliance
Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Assoc.
United Catcher Boats
United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters
Valdez Fisheries Development Assoc.

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