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Big news for salmon fishermen!


Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Resolution 261 recognizing the month of September 2017 as "Alaska Wild Salmon Month" sponsored by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. By recognizing Alaska's salmon economy is supported by wild salmon returning to Alaskan streams and rearing in Alaskan waters, the U.S. Senate understands salmon habitat is the basis for one of Alaska's most important industries.

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) recognizes the month of September, 2017, as “Alaska Wild Salmon Month”; and

(2) encourages individuals, corporations, and other relevant organizations to help celebrate the sustainable Alaska Wild Salmon industry and the health and social benefits it provides to our nation. 

Here are 3 ways to support "Alaska Wild Salmon Month"

ONE: Call or email Senator Murkowski


Senator Murkowski championed Senate Resolution 261. Fishermen can thank Senator Murkowski for supporting Alaska salmon fishermen and recognizing the 38,000 jobs and nearly $2 billion in annual labor income Alaska wild salmon commercial fishery contributes to the U.S. economy. 

Juneau office: (907) 586-7277
Washington D.C. office: (202)-224-6665
Email Senator Murkowski

TWO: Weigh in on Pebble Mine


This year Bristol Bay fishermen hauled in a near-record harvest of 37 million sockeye salmon. Meanwhile, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a blow by reversing an earlier decision to implement Clean Water Act protections for water quality in the watershed.  
 
The Trump Administration's EPA is now seeking public input on the recent decision to reverse its 2014 Proposed Determination to add specific protections to water quality in the Bristol Bay watershed. The 2014 Determination would have ensured large-scale mining did not cause irreversible harm to habitat that sustains the world’s largest salmon fishery. 
Weigh in with EPA regarding Pebble Mine

THREE: Support Salmon Habitat, Become a UFA Member 


Like the information you receive? Support connecting commercial fishermen to salmon habitat decision makers? Become a member of UFA to support the Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP)
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United Fishermen of Alaska
Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP)
www.ufafish.org/salmon-habitat
habitat@ufafish.org
(907) 586-2820 
PO Box 20229
Juneau, AK 99802-0229

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