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Thanks Alaska delegation for listening to the fishing industry

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska's small boat fleet.
Four in Juneau vie for fish council seat

Four Juneau residents are among 12 applicants seeking to fill a position on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
In response to the Steller sea lion crisis

...Pribilof Island Community Development Association; John Gauvin, Groundfish Forum; Jeff Stephan, United Fishermen's Marketing Association; Matt Moir, Alaska Pacific Seafoods; Gerald Ensley, Global Seafoods Kodiak; Chris Blackburn, Alaska...
ASMI director to end her stint pushing fish

When many people retire, they plan to travel more. Barbara Belknap hopes to travel less. When Belknap, 54, finishes up next month as executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, she will end five consecutive years of being on the go with "a stable of suitcase
Kodiak ready for crab harvest

...for processors. "We process to provide markets for our fishermen," he said. Jeff Stephen of the United Fishermen's Marketing Association said the group will not negotiate price because the quota is so small. Last year the price per pound...
Launching into the Blogosphere

...time job in town, I went in for an interview. I was hired as the Secretary/Office Manager at the United Fishermen's Marketing Association.The UFMA office is in the Harbormaster's building. It also had a meeting hall. Fishermen would...
Alaska fisheries report decent sales overall despite rising costs

...and salmon. A pilot program for rockfish also went well, she said. Jeff Stephan, director of the United Fishermen's Marketing Association in Kodiak, said high fuel prices had a significant effect on the region's fisheries economy, but...


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