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October 23, 2020


In this Issue:

UFA Annual Fall Meeting


The United Fishermen of Alaska’s annual Fall Board meeting will take place October 27-28 via Zoom. An agenda may be found on our website.  All current UFA members are invited to attend, but we ask that you please register by emailing Frances Leach at director@ufa-fish.org for login instructions.

UFA Comments on ADF&G CARES Act Draft Spending Plan


UFA recently sent in draft comments to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game regarding the Draft Spend Plan for the distribution of $50M in CARES Act funding for fisheries.  A copy of our comments may be found on our website.

Ocean Acidification Webinar



How has ocean acidification changed the seascape of the Gulf of Alaska?


Ocean acidification and climate change are quickly altering the Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem. UAF researcher Claudine Hauri will present her latest modeling results on how ocean acidification has changed the marine habitats of some of Alaska’s most important species. She will also demonstrate how her publicly available model output can be easily used to study the seascape of the Gulf of Alaska.

Tuesday, October 27
11am AK time

 
Register for the webinar  
(This webinar is part of the ACCAP webinar series)

CWN Launches New Alaska Budget Website


Alaskans asked their choices to close the budget gap

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website to assist Alaskans in better understanding the State’s fiscal challenge. The web site www.akbudget.com offers Alaskans the opportunity to make revenue and spending choices to address the projected $1.3 billion dollar shortfall in the State of Alaska’s fiscal year 2022 budget.

The web site was developed by CWN’s Fiscal Policy Study Group. Since last May, the group has been working to flesh out the most likely options for balancing the state’s budget. Click below for a brief introductory video and visit the website.

We look forward to your budget solutions and thank the Fiscal Policy Study Group for their hard work!
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