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Important deadline to weigh in on transboundary rivers!

Commercial fishermen like you can weigh in on transboundary river water quality, salmon habitat and safeguarding Alaska's interests in responsible development in watersheds that are shared between Alaska and Canada. 

Comments must be submitted by June 30th. 

Large mines at the headwaters of our major transboundary rivers can impact essential habitat for Alaska's salmon and other fisheries. That is why it is vital for Alaska to engage the U.S. State Department and Secretary of State on this issue. It is imperative for salmon fishermen to have binding agreements in the event of failures that could impact Alaska's water quality and fisheries.

Fisheries on the Taku, Stikine, Unuk and other transboundary rivers are both highly productive and profitable. Combined, these three rivers provide $48 million in economic activity to Alaska, every year.

Will you send Alaska Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallot a short letter by June 30th about the importance of binding agreement and the value of transboundary rivers to 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


UFA's letter requesting binding agreements
UFA sent a letter and has reiterated its position that the current Statement of Cooperation does not provide enough protections to Alaska without engagement of the federal governments of the United States and Canada. 

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



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