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Thurs: Legislature looks at large scale mining on transboundary rivers
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news from UFA about Alaska's salmon habitat
 
   
 
 
 
Act to sustain fisheries that rely on Alaska's transboundary rivers

<<First Name>>, commercial fishermen like you can weigh in right now to ensure transboundary river water quality remains high and fisheries support our fleets for generations to come. 

Large mines at the headwaters of our major transboundary fish rivers can impact essential habitat for Alaska's salmon and other fisheries.

Fisheries on the Taku, Stikine, Unuk and other transboundary rivers are highly productive and profitable, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

Rep. Dan Ortiz has proposed a resolution (HJR 9) urging the U.S. and Canadian governments to work together to protect the rivers of Southeast.

The Alaska House Fisheries Committee will hold a hearing about transboundary mines on Thursday, March 16th, 2017.

Will you send the Legislature a short letter before Thursday about the value of transboundary rivers and our industry?

Send a letter
Click for more on what Alaskans and the Alaska Delegation are asking the U.S. Federal Government to do.
 
   
 
 
 

more on transboundary rivers and mining

 

Transboundary rivers feed the world!
See this short film about the value of fisheries in transboundary rivers.

UFA's position on HJR 9
UFA supports HJR 9 because it will help leverage international and enforceable measures and funding needed to protect the fish, water quality, businesses, employment and culture of the Alaska – B.C. trans-boundary region.

Want to do more for transboundary rivers?
Find your legislators here and give them, or the Lieutenant Governor's office, a phone call about this issue.
 

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