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Fishing group wants support

...industry during a week-long meeting in Petersburg last week. Many of its proposals are being formulated still. But UFA President Bob Thorstenson said the industry needs more flexibility to fix its problems on a region-by-region basis. "Different...
Fishing groups split over Murkowski permitting plan

...had a "statement from the United Fishermen of Alaska" supporting his habitat plan. The statement was a letter from UFA President Bob Thorstenson Jr., who on Thursday said it reflected the feeling of most of the commercial fishing association's...
UFA elects new leadership

...president and Rich Davis of Juneau continues as secretary treasurer. Thomson replaces Joe Childers, who served as UFA President since 2007. Childers helped raise UFA to 37 member groups and 56 lifetime members, and helped UFA increase its outreach...
Fishing industry backs restoration of Coastal Management

...she remained hopeful the Legislature would restore it on its own or with the prompting of the initiative process.UFA President Arni Thomson, a crab fisherman, said the initiative might not be the only way to restore the program."The current...
UFA publishes fishing economic facts

...lack of public awareness about the economic contributions of the fishing and processing industry across Alaska," UFA President Arni Thomson stated in a release."The most commonly quoted number to gauge fishery economics, is ex-vessel value...
Fishing group backs Murkowski

...Ulmer said she was disappointed the board did not read her answers to a questionnaire before making its decision. But UFA President Robert Thorstenson Jr. said Ulmer handed back in the questionnaire with her answers too late for review. He said...
High court to weigh Alaska marine lands case

...such poor sports that we don't think there should be some wilderness areas, parks and national forests," said UFA president Bob Thorstenson. The case began when Alaska commercial fishermen reacted in anger to the National Park Service's...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Timber leaders call for stream protection 1/13/98

...levels out above the stream bed. The United Fishermen of Alaska rejected the proposal, according to Theo Matthews, UFA president in Kenai. Matthews said the problem was allowing buffers to stop at the slope break. ``That is most often far...


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