Directory of Fishing Organizations & Associations

Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers

4005 20th Ave. W., Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 783-0188
[email protected]

Jamie Goen, Executive Director

ABSC members are vigilant stewards of our crab resources and the environment, provide economic stability to our industry and Alaska’s coastal communities and produce premier crab products for American and global customers. The organization is involved in all aspects of crab fishery research, sound management and marketing.

Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial
in Juneau

P.O. Box 20092
Juneau, AK 99802

(907) 463-5566
[email protected]

The purpose of this memorial is to demonstrate support for the commercial fishing industry by individuals, families, and businesses; to salute the economic and social importance of that industry within the state of Alaska; to remember those commercial fishermen and women who have died; to provide a quiet place for remembrance and reflection; and to serve as a location for the annual Blessing of the Commercial Fishing Fleet on the first Saturday morning in May.


P.O. Box 2223
Wrangell, AK 99929-2223

(907) 276-7315 • (888) 636-7315
[email protected]

Julie Decker, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1978

AFDF works to turn challenges into opportunities by applying research and development and by balancing economic benefits with sustainability principles.


P.O. Box 431
Petersburg, AK 99833

(907) 518-4534
[email protected]

Lisa Terry, Executive Director

Year Founded: 2003

The AITA was formed in 2003 by a group of tender owners and operators. These tendermen recognize the need to establish an organization of professionals with a common interest. Fish tendering in Alaska has been around as long as there has been commercial fishing. AITA is organized exclusively for promoting the common business interest of its members, independent vessel owners and operators, and to serve as one voice in the Alaska commercial fishing industry.

Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Assn.

P.O. Box 1229
Sitka, AK 99835

(907) 747-3400 • Fax: (907) 747-3462
[email protected]

Dick Curran, President

Linda Behnken, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1978

Number of Members: 100

Annual Dues: $100-$1,000, depending on membership level

ALFA is a nonprofit association of independent commercial longline-vessel owners and crew members who are committed to continuing the sustainable harvest of sablefish, halibut and groundfish while supporting healthy marine ecosystems and strong coastal communities through resource stewardship and participation in federal, state and local forums.

Alaska Marine Conservation Council

P.O. Box 101145
Anchorage, AK 99510

(907) 277-5357 • Fax: (907) 277-5975
[email protected]

Jason Dineen, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1994

Number of Members: 900

Membership Dues: $25

AMCC is a community-based organization of fishermen, subsistence users, small business owners and coastal residents who are dedicated to protecting the integrity of Alaska’s marine ecosystems and sustaining the working waterfronts of our coastal communities.

Alaska Marine Safety Education ASSN.

2924 Halibut Point Road
Sitka, AK 99835

(907) 747-3287 • Fax: (907) 747-3259
[email protected]

Jerry Dzugan, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1985

Number of Members: 100

AMSEA is a national community-based organization composed of commercial fishermen, marine safety instructors and marine safety advocates providing safety training to reduce deaths and injuries of commercial fishermen and to meet Coast Guard requirements for commercial fishing vessels.

Alaska Seafood Cooperative

4241 21st Ave. W., Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 462-7690 • Fax: (206) 462-7691
[email protected]

Year Founded: 2008

Number of Members: 5

Jason Anderson, Manager

[email protected]

The Alaska Seafood Cooperative is a harvesting cooperative consisting of five companies and 16 vessels. AKSC was formed for the purpose of promoting, fostering and encouraging the intelligent and orderly harvest of yellowfin sole, rock sole, flathead sole, Atka mackerel. Pacific cod, Aleutian Islands Pacific Ocean perch, and other Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska groundfish; reducing waste and improving resource utilization; reducing the incidental catch of non-target species; and supporting research and public education about the fisheries.

Alaska Trollers ASSN.

130 Seward St. #205
Juneau, AK 99801

(907) 586-9400 • Fax: (907) 586-4473
[email protected]

Amy Daugherty, Executive Director

Jim Moore, President

Year Founded: 1925

Number of Members: 450

Annual Dues: Start at $350 power troll; $225 hand troll; $75 crew; $500 processor

ATA has seen the fleet through many significant events, from statehood to limited entry, the Pacific Salmon Treaty, and the ESA. ATA members elect 12 power- and up to 2 hand-troll representatives for two-year terms. The board seats are geographically assigned. ATA primarily represents trollers, but works on behalf of the entire industry.

Alaska Whitefish Trawlers ASSN.

P.O. Box 991
Kodiak, AK 99615

(907) 486-3910 • Fax: (907) 486-6292
[email protected]‚Äč

Rebecca Skinner, Executive Director

Year Founded: Late 1960s; Incorporated 1974

Number of Members: 45 boats

Annual Dues: 0.5% of vessel income; $2,500 max

The AWTA represents trawl fishermen working out of Kodiak. It has established itself as an effective organization, holding many state and federal positions that allow it to fully represent the Kodiak groundfish fleet and support the community’s fishing interests.

American Fisheries Society, Alaska Chapter

P.O. Box 670346
Chugiak, AK 99567-0346

(907) 688-1400
[email protected]

Jeff Falke, President

Founded: 1870

The AFS is the oldest and largest professional society representing fisheries scientists. AFS promotes scientific research and enlightened management of resources for optimum use by the public. It also encourages comprehensive education for fisheries scientists and continuing on-the-job training.

At-sea Processors ASSN.

P.O. Box 32817
Juneau, AK 99803

(907) 523-0970 • Fax (907) 523-0798
[email protected]

Stephanie Madsen, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1985

APA represents U.S.-flag at-sea-processing vessels that participate in the groundfish fisheries of the North Pacific. Our principal fishery is midwater pollock. APA is committed to working with fishery managers, scientists and our colleagues to ensure the continued health of our marine ecosystems.

Bering Sea Fishermen’s ASSN.

821 N. St., Suite 103
Anchorage, AK 99501

(907) 279-6519 • (888) 927-2732
Fax: (907) 258-6688
[email protected]

Karen Gillis, Executive Director

Incorporated: 1980

Communities Represented: 192

Represented Population: 125,000+

BSFA began in 1979 with 150 fishermen from western Alaska who united to become involved in fisheries that were developing in their backyard and build an organization to help fishermen gain full economic benefits from existing commercial fisheries. BSFA is governed by a board of fishermen from Bristol Bay, Yukon, Kuskokwim, Norton Sound, Kotzebue and St. Paul.

Bristol Bay Driftnetters Assn.

2408 Nob Hill N.
Seattle, WA 98109-2048

(206) 285-1111 • Fax: (206) 284-1110
[email protected]

Dan Barr, President

Year Founded: 1985

BBDA works to enhance the salmon resources of Bristol Bay and serves as a forum and voice for Bristol Bay fishermen with many different agencies and organizations, including the Alaska Board of Fisheries.


P.O. Box 60131
Seattle, WA 98160

Phone/Fax: (206) 542-3930
[email protected]

David Harsila, President

Year Founded: 1966

Number of Members: 300

Annual Dues: $300

Formerly known as the Alaska Independent Fishermen’s Marketing Association, BBFA’s mission is to protect the renewable salmon resource and promote economic sustainability for commercial salmon permit holders in Bristol Bay. BBFA has worked for more than 50 years in political and regulatory arenas. The association strives to improve salmon quality and encourages expansion of sockeye salmon markets. BBFA offers an excellent marine insurance program.

Concerned Area M Fishermen

35717 Walkabout Road
Homer, AK 99603

(907) 235-2631
[email protected]

Steve Brown, President

Year Founded: 1984

Number of Members: 80+

Annual Dues: $500 permit holder; $50 associate

CAMF represents the Area M driftnet fleet at Board of Fisheries meetings. We are a group member of UFA and continually work with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and Area M processors to improve product quality in Area M and all of Alaska.

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Assn.

40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road
Kenai, AK 99611

(907) 283-5761 • Fax: (907) 283-9433
[email protected]

Brent Johnson, President

Dean Day, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1976

CIAA is a nonprofit corporation founded by commercial fishermen to engage in salmon-enhancement activities throughout the Cook Inlet watershed and to contribute fish to the common-property fisheries. Activities include lake fertilization, stocking, hatchery operation and construction of fish ladders, flow-control devices and spawning channels.

Copper River Prince William Sound Marketing Assn.

P.O. Box 199
509 First Street
Cordova, AK 99574

(907) 424-3459• Fax: (907) 424-3430
[email protected]

Christa Hoover, Executive Director

Year Founded: 2005

Number of Members: 550

Annual Dues: 1% assessment for members; $1,000 for nonpermit holders

The regional seafood development association for Area E in South-Central Alaska works to maximize the value of the drift and setnet salmon fisheries in Prince William Sound and the Copper River District through effective marketing, quality initiatives, cooperative partnerships and organizational competency.

Cordova District Fishermen United

P.O. Box 939
Cordova, AK 99574

(907) 424-3447 • Fax: (907) 424-3430
[email protected]

Jerry McCune, President

Chelsea Haisman, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1935

Number of Members: 275

CDFU represents all the gear types in Area E: seine, gillnet, groundfish, set net and pound net. CDFU’s mission is to preserve and protect Alaska’s Area E fisheries and promote safety at sea. Our priorities are legislative and regulatory arenas and promoting the benefits of our healthy, wild-caught fish.

Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union of the Pacific

5215 Ballard Ave. N.W., Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98107

(206) 783-2922
[email protected]

Koll Bruce, President

Jim Johnson, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1912

DSFU, the oldest union of crew members and skippers in the North Pacific, represents the longline schooner fleet crewmen under a Set Line Agreement with the FVOA and crab crewmen along the West Coast. The union’s goals are: fair wages; improved benefits; access to IFQ loan programs; proper long-term management of resources for healthy fisheries; fair and straightforward treatment of vessel, skipper and crew; professional work standards; and the prerogative of fishermen to stand together.

The union’s long-range vision is to serve as the umbrella organization for all fixed-gear fishermen.

Fishing Vessel Owners’ Assn.

4005 20th Ave. W.
Room 232, West Wall Bldg.
Seattle, WA 98199-1290

(206) 283-7735 • Fax: (206) 283-3341

[email protected]

Per Odegaard, President
Robert D. Alverson, Manager
Year Founded: 1914
Number of Members: 95

FVOA is a trade association representing Seattle-based longliners. The association promotes longlining as a habitat-safe harvest method and continues its effort to minimize bycatch in all North Pacific fisheries.


2303 W. Commodore Way, Suite 202
Seattle, WA, 98199

(206) 284-2522 • (206) 284-2902
[email protected]

Chad See, Executive Director

Year Founded: 2008

Number of Members: 12

The Freezer-Longline Coalition is a nonprofit trade group promoting sustainable fishing practices.

Groundfish Forum

4241 21st Ave. W., Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 213-5270 • Fax: (206) 213-5272
[email protected]

Chris Woodley, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1996

Number of Members: 5

The Groundfish Forum is a trade association representing five trawl companies and 17 head-and-gut vessels, or Amendment 80 vessels, which catch and process a wide range of non-pollock species from the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska, many of which are certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. The association is committed to responsible fishing with minimal environmental impacts, and our mission is to craft meaningful solutions to issues such as discards, incidental catches and impact on habitat, and to inform government officials of the economic contribution of the Amendment 80 fleet to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Halibut ASSN. of No. America

P.O. Box 872
Deming, WA 98244

(360) 592-3116 • Fax: (360) 592-3115

Blake Tipton, President

Peggy Parker, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1961

This trade association of halibut processors in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia works for a sustainable Pacific halibut fishery and represents the industry’s interests in regulatory, management, and marketing policy matters.


P.O. Box 22073
Juneau, AK 99802

(425) 949-1810
[email protected]

Tom Gemmell, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1999

Number of Members: 13

Annual dues: As needed

Members include 13 commercial fishing organizations and about 500 individual fishermen and processors. Our mission is to protect the sustainability of the Pacific halibut resource, ensure fair and equitable allocation of the halibut resource among all sectors and promote rational management of the halibut fishery.

Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s ASSN.

43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road
Suite F
Soldotna, AK 99669-8273

(907) 262-2492 • Fax: (907) 262-2898
[email protected]

Andy Hall, President

Year Founded: 1954

KPFA’s main goal is ensuring the sustainability of our fishery resource. We strive to be fair and accessible to all fisheries gear types and areas within Cook Inlet waters. A nonprofit association, we operate under the rules governing a trade association. Primarily a set-net representation organization, we do not restrict membership to any one gear type. KPFA is actively involved with the community groups. We believe the primary focus of revitalization should take into consideration the social, historical and economic concerns of the regional commercial fishing families.

Kodiak Fishermen’s Wives & Associates

P.O. Box 467
Kodiak, AK 99615

(907) 486-8587
[email protected]

Melissa Schmeil, President

Founded by local fishermen’s wives, this community service group works with others close to the Kodiak commercial fishing industry to promote the consumption of Alaska seafood and foster safety within the fleet. In addition, the group maintains the Kodiak Fishermen’s Memorial and sponsors an annual memorial service and survival-suit race during the Kodiak Crab Festival.

Kodiak Regional Aquaculture ASSN.

104 Center Ave., Suite 205
Kodiak, AK 99615

(907) 486-6555
[email protected]

Tina Fairbanks, Executive Director

Oliver Holm, President

Year Founded: 1983

Number of Members: 611

KRAA is composed of 611 CFEC permit holders dedicated to the stabilization of Kodiak’s salmon production. The association funds numerous salmon-enhancement tasks in the Kodiak area. Long-term production goals are addressed through three strategies: 1) improved management and research, 2) rehabilitation of depressed wild stocks and supplemental production and 3) salmon-habitat monitoring, improvement and protection.

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture ASSN.

1308 Sawmill Creek Road
Sitka, AK 99835

(907) 747-6850 • Fax: (907) 747-1470
[email protected]

Steve Reifenstuhl, General Manager
Justin Peeler, President
Year Founded: 1977
Number of Members: All Southeast Alaska salmon permit holders

NSRAA operates the Hidden Falls, Medvejie and Sawmill Creek hatcheries, the Deer Lake coho-rearing project, four spawning channels and incubation boxes in Haines and works cooperatively on a number of projects with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service.

North Pacific Fisheries Assn.

Box 796
Homer, AK 99603

(907) 235-1091
[email protected]

Malcolm Milne, President

Year Founded: 1955

NPFA is a non-specific-gear group working in areas of resource management, fisheries conservation and public awareness of commercial fishing interests and contributions.

North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners’ ASSN.

Vessel Safety Program
1900 W. Emerson, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98119

(206) 285-3383 • Fax: (206) 286-9332
[email protected]

Karen Conrad, Executive Director

Tim Vincent, President

Year Founded: 1985 (non-profit since 1969)

Annual Dues: $75-$600

The NPFVOA’s nonprofit Vessel Safety Program is dedicated to safety education and training for the commercial fishing industry and other mariners. NPFVOA’s program offers hands-on, Coast Guard–approved safety courses, customized and portable safety training and regular seminars on relevant industry topics.

Northwest Fisheries ASSN.

6523 California Ave. S.W.
Suite 314
Seattle, WA 98136

(206) 789-6197 • Fax: (206) 284-9409
[email protected]

Ryan MacNamara, President

Val Motley, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1951

Number of Members: 180

NWFA is an association of primary and secondary seafood processors, brokers, distributors and support industries. Our mission is to provide networking opportunities and support to our members in the seafood industry.

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

6730 Martin Way E.
Olympia, WA 98516-5540

(360) 438-1180 • Fax: (360) 753-8659
[email protected]

Justin Parker, Executive Director

Lorraine Loomis, Chairwoman

Year Founded: 1974

Number of Members: 20 tribes

Assisting treaty Indian tribes in conducting biologically sound fisheries and providing a unified tribal voice in fisheries management. The long-term goals of economic stability, renewable resources and regulatory certainty are shared by the tribes, who are working toward their own self-sufficiency.

Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee

2021 Marine Drive, Suite 102
Astoria, OR 97103

(503) 325-2285 • Fax: (503) 325-7012
[email protected]

Scott McMullen, Chairman

Year Founded: 1998

The OFCC works with undersea cable owners to route cables for maximum burial in the fishing grounds and with the fishing industry to safely fish around cables. The OFCC provides submarine cable routes in popular marine-navigation software formats to West Coast trawlers.

Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations

P.O. Box 29370
San Francisco, CA 94129-0370

(415) 561-5080 • Fax: (415) 561-5464
[email protected]

Noah Oppenheim, Executive Director

Dave Bitts, President

Year Founded: 1976

Number of Members: 14 organizations representing 1,200 individuals

PCFFA is a nonprofit umbrella organization representing working men and women in the West Coast commercial fishing fleet. Throughout its history it has been engaged in issues ranging from resource protection (habitat, etc.) to marketing programs, such as establishing the California Salmon Council.

Pacific Seafood Processors AssN.

1900 W. Emerson Place, Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98119-1649

(206) 281-1667
[email protected]

Glenn Reed, President; [email protected]

PSPA, a nonprofit trade association, was established in 1914 to address issues of concern to member companies. PSPA encourages conservation, enhancement and optimal utilization of our renewable fishery resources.

Pacific Whiting Conservation Cooperative

4039 21st Ave. W., Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 285-5139 • Fax (206) 285-1841
2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite 358
Portland, OR 97202

(971) 544-7787 • Fax (971) 544-7731

Dan Waldeck, Executive Director

Jan Jacobs, President

Year Founded: 1997

PWCC was formed to promote rational harvest, optimal utilization and minimal waste in the whiting fishery. PWCC is comprised of three member companies — American Seafoods, Glacier Fish Co., and Trident Seafoods.

Petersburg Vessel Owners Assn.

P.O. Box 232
Petersburg, AK 99833

(907) 772-9323 • Fax: (907) 772-9323
[email protected]

Megan O’Neil, Executive Director

Jerry Dahl Jr., President

Year Founded: 1954

PVOA is composed of almost 100 members participating in a wide variety of fish species and gear types. An additional 30 businesses supportive to our industry are members. Our members fish throughout Alaska, from Southeast to the Bering Sea. Targeted species include salmon, herring, sablefish, cod, crab and shrimp.

Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp.

P.O. Box 1110
Cordova, AK 99574

(907) 424-7511 • Fax: (907) 424-7514

[email protected]

Casey Campbell, General Manager
Tim Moore, Chairman
Year Founded: 1974

PWSAC is a private, non-profit regional aquaculture corporation formed to provide economic stability to Prince William Sound commercial salmon fisheries and added opportunity to the regional sports, subsistence and personal-use fisheries.

Purse Seine Vessel Owners’ Assn.

1900 W. Nickerson, Suite 320
Seattle, WA 98119

(888) 284-7733 • Fax: (206) 283-7795
[email protected]

Bob Kehoe, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1936

Number of Members: 300+

PSVOA is governed by a 13-member board of directors representing small-boat owners operating throughout the West Coast and Alaska. PSVOA actively participates in the development of federal and state fisheries management plans and related legislative policy. To further these activities, PSVOA manages a group of member-owned affiliates providing a variety of marine insurance services.

Seafood Producers Cooperative

2417 Meridian St., #105
Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 733-0120 • Fax: (360) 733-0513

[email protected]

Joe Morelli, President/CEO
Year Founded: 1944
Number of Members: 520

The mission of Seafood Producers Cooperative is to maintain an opportunity for fishermen to participate in a cooperative organization that provides the processing, marketing and support services which allow members to maximize the benefits of their fishing efforts and provide the consumer with the highest-quality seafood possible.


600 Ericksen Ave. N.E., Suite 310
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

(206) 842-3609
[email protected]

Jim Harmon, Executive Director

[email protected]
Year Founded: 1994

SeaShare is a national, nonprofit, hunger-relief organization that links seafood companies and their suppliers to food banks across the country, providing desperately needed high-quality, nutritious seafood to feed the hungry. This effective model has allowed the seafood industry, through SeaShare, to become one of the largest private sources of protein for hunger relief in the United States.


P.O. Box 17356
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 782-6577

[email protected]

Year Founded: 1985

Completed in 1988, the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial is a place of reverence, recognition and healing for the families of more than 675 local commercial fishermen who have lost their lives at sea since the turn of the century. The memorial’s board of directors is a charitable, non-profit organization devoted to promoting safety in fishing and easing the emotional and financial burden of surviving family members.

Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance

1008 Fish Creek Rd.
Juneau, AK 99801

(907) 586-6652 • Fax (907) 917-5470
[email protected]

Kathy Hansen, Executive Director

Year Founded: 2000

Number of Members: 300+

SEAFA represents more than 300 members involved mainly in the salmon, crab and shrimp fisheries of Southeast Alaska as well as Gulf of Alaska longline fisheries. Our goal is to maintain and enhance the sustainability of the resource and the longevity of the commercial fishing industry and coastal communities. SEAFA also maintains and operates for its members a low-cost vessel-insurance pool.

Southeast Alaska Seiners ASSN.

P.O. Box 714
Ward Cove, AK 99928

(907) 220-7630
[email protected]

Susan Doherty, Executive Director

Dan Castle, President

Year Founded: 1968

Annual dues: Permit-holders, $750; non-fishing, $400

Seiners founded SEAS, a member-based organization, to promote the vitality of the commercial seine fleet and the sound stewardship of the salmon resource in Southeast Alaska. SEAS is composed of seine skippers, deckhands and businesses that have an interest in a productive seine fishery. Major issues SEAS will confront include: federal subsistence takeover, Pacific Salmon Treaty negotiations, fishery legislation, Board of Fisheries salmon issues, ADF&G budget and identifying opportunities that could improve benefits fishermen receive from hatchery programs.

Southern SOUTHEAST Regional Aquaculture ASSN.

14 Borch St.
Ketchikan, AK 99901

(907) 225-9605 • Fax: (907) 225-1348
[email protected]

David Landis, General Manager

Year Founded: 1978

Number of Members: All salmon permit holders in southern Southeast districts

The SSRAA was established and funded by salmon fishermen for the purpose of enhancing the endangered salmon stocks in the southern Southeast districts and for monitoring the environment and any activities that may affect the fisheries in those areas. Although there are no dues, the association members voted to impose a 3 percent enhancement tax on themselves. The state contracts the money back to the association on a yearly basis.

United Catcher Boats

4005 20th Ave. W., Suite 116
Fishermen’s Terminal
Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 282-2599 • Fax: (206) 282-2414
[email protected]

Brent Paine, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1993

Number of Members: 72

United Catcher Boats is a trawl-vessel-owners’ trade association that represents the interests of the catcher-vessel trawl fleet. United Catcher Boats members participate in the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands pollock, P-cod and yellowfin sole trawl fisheries; the Gulf of Alaska pollock, P-cod, rockfish and sole trawl fisheries; and the West Coast whiting trawl fishery. Goals of the association include rational fisheries management, including support for catch shares and cooperative-based management programs, innovative gear technology, reducing non-target species harvest and maintaining vessel owners’ market share.

United Cook Inlet Drift AssN.

43961 K-Beach Road, Suite E
Soldotna, AK 99669

(907) 260-9436 • Fax: (907) 260-9438

[email protected]

David Martin, President
Year Founded: 1980
Number of Members: 300
Annual Dues: $200; associate, $25

UCIDA serves Cook Inlet drift fishermen by its involvement with the Board of Fisheries, state and federal legislation, marketing, in-season price information, and environmental and oil-spill concerns. UCIDA is strongly committed to fighting attacks against the commercial fishing industry in Cook Inlet and Alaska.

United Fishermen of Alaska

P.O. Box 20229
Juneau, AK 99802-0229

(907) 586-2820 • Fax: (907) 463-2545
[email protected]

Matt Alward, President

Francis Leach, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1974

Number of Members: 35 groups, plus about 500 individual members

Annual Dues: Individual, $175 for one year, $300 for two years; crew, $50; lifetime, $3,000; group membership, $3,000; business memberships at $300, $750 and $2,000 levels

UFA’s mission is to promote and protect the common interests of Alaska’s commercial fishing industry as a vital component of Alaska’s social and economic well-being. UFA maintains a statewide trade organization with core functions including legislative presence, communication within the fishing industry, continued access to fisheries resources and promoting positive public relations for Alaska’s commercial fishermen.

The UFA voting board of directors is composed of representatives from group members and four at-large representatives elected by the individual and lifetime (fishing permit holder) members.

United Fishermen’s Marketing ASSN.

403 W. Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615

(907) 486-3453

Jeff Stephan, Manager

Year Founded: Mid-1930s

UFMA membership includes Pacific cod pot fishermen; crab fishermen; halibut, blackcod and Pacific cod longliners; salmon and herring seiners; and other groundfish harvesters who participate in the diversified fisheries of the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands.

UFMA represents vessel owners with regard to many important state and federal legislative, regulatory, research, conservation, management, political, quality and marketing issues that affect the economic welfare of member vessels. Issues include crab, groundfish and halibut management; population assessments and other research; habitat protection; bycatch reduction; observer programs; blackcod/halibut IFQ program; IFQ/CDQ fee proposals, etc.

United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters association

P.O. Box 2196
Petersburg, AK 99833

(253) 237-3099 via Google Voice
[email protected]

Max Worhatch, Executive Director

Chris Guggenbickler, President

Year Founded: 1978

Annual Dues: $300 for individual permit holders, $250 for businesses with 8 employees or fewer; $500 for corporate members

USAG is an association of about 170 men and women who participate in the Southeast Alaska gillnet salmon fishery. USAG promotes and protects the interests of its members by active involvement in legislation (local, state and national) that affects the gillnet fishery, such as allocation, marketing, quality, taxes, safety, environment and enhancement programs. USAG offers a vessel-insurance program to members and publishes a biannual newsletter.

Western Fishboat Owners ASSN.

P.O. Box 992723
Redding, CA 96099

(530) 229-1097 • Fax: (530) 232-0107
[email protected]

Wayne Heikkila, Executive Director

Lewis Hill, President

Year Founded: 1967

Western Fishboat Owners Association is a California-based, non-profit trade association established in 1967, representing approximately 400 albacore tuna troll-vessel owners based in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand and British Columbia. These are family-owned boats that fish albacore tuna during summer and fall months. Some fish the South Pacific waters January to April. WFOA’s primary mission is to promote troll-caught albacore tuna through market and management issues. WFOA also manages the affairs of the American Fishermen’s Research Foundation.

Yakutat Regional Aquaculture AssN.

P.O. Box 153
Yakutat, AK 99689

(907) 784-3000
[email protected]

Larry Bemis, President

Year Founded: 2011

YRAA is the ADFG-recognized aquaculture association for the Yakutat region. The group’s purpose is to augment the state of Alaska common-property fisheries in the Yakutat region that contribute to the subsistence, sport, commercial, personal-use and other Alaska fisheries through the rehabilitation of the state of Alaska salmon fisheries by artificial means; to conduct and promote scientific studies on fisheries and fisheries research; to build self-perpetuating runs of salmon; and other educational and scientific activities as allowed under the law.

Yukon River Drainage Fisheries ASSN.

P.O. Box 2898
Palmer, AK 99645

(907) 272-3141 Fax: (907) 272-3142
[email protected]

Wayne Jenkins, Executive Director

Year Founded: 1990

The YRDFA’s 16-member board crafts solutions to allocation and management issues in this complex fishery. The YRDFA also conducts various projects on salmon-bycatch identification, habitat restoration and stock assessment, as well as marketing and promotion of Yukon River salmon in the Pacific Northwest.