UFA-Logo4United Fishermen of Alaska

United Fishermen of Alaska, UFA – includes 35 member associations and four at-large members, representing fisheries from throughout Alaska and the federal waters offshore. UFA also represents over 450 Lifetime, Business, Individual and Crew members. It is the statewide commercial fishing trade association, representing 35 Alaska commercial fishing organizations participating in fisheries throughout the state and its offshore federal waters.

United Fishermen of Alaska’s mission is to promote and protect the common interests of the Alaska commercial fishing industry, as a vital component of Alaska’s social and economic well-being.  They strongly support state management of salmon fisheries and local management that is adaptive and abundance based.

Promoting positive relations between industry sectors is a huge focus for United Fishermen of Alaska . They also support all commercial gear types and remain neutral on allocative issues between commercial gear groups. UFA also protects the industry from attacks through initiatives, legislation, and other similar avenues. United Fishermen of Alaska opposes fish farming. They promote industry safety and healthy fishery resources by supporting research and habitat protection, along with supporting adequate funding for fishery research, management and enforcement.