Subsistence Management Information is a program led by United
Fishermen of Alaska and aimed at increasing understanding of federal
management of subsistence fisheries.
In October 1999, the federal
government assumed authority for management of subsistence fisheries
on certain navigable waters in Alaska. Management decisions on those
waters affect a range of other users, including commercial,
subsistence, personal use, and sport fisheries managed by the State of
believes that meaningful participation by an informed public is the
basis of sound decision-making and good public policy. Consequently,
UFA believes that all users who are, or may be, impacted by federal
subsistence management should have access to information about the
federal system, how it differs from state management, and how to
effectively participate in the federal process.
To help inform the
public, UFA developed Subsistence
Management Information, a statewide effort based in Juneau that tracks
federal subsistence fishery issues, provides general information to the public
about the federal regulatory process and makes educational
presentations to communities and groups statewide.
Our address is:
211 Fourth Street, Suite 110
Toll-free inside Alaska: 1-888-586-6822
United Fishermen of
(UFA) is a statewide organization composed of 32
commercial fishing organizations, as well as individual and business
members. UFA's mission is to promote and protect the common interest
of Alaska's commercial fishing industry as a vital component of
Alaska's social and economic well-being.
To receive UFA's
Subsistence Fisheries E-Mail Updates, or to register to receive UFA's
Subsistence Newsletter, click here.