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Kenai man named 'Fisherman of the Year' Butler and three others were given UFA's "Fisherman of the Year" award during...When recognizing Butler for the award, UFA members cited both his experience in the...Alaska Salmon Alliance, according to his UFA bio. Butler said he was surprised to receive...
Organization should be reprimanded for behavior

...out" given to an immature child acting inappropriately. KRSA unethically tapped into a private United Fisherman of Alaska (UFA) teleconference with the intent of furthering their unique form of sleazy politics. KRSA then shared the ill-gotten teleconference...
Peninsula residents deserve to be part of fish board process the board of fish that Soldotna was too dangerous for a meeting. Quite the scheme. In recent times KRSA eavesdropped on a UFA meeting, torpedoed two board of fish nominees (Webster and Ruffner), and presented an Anchorage senator an award at the Kenai...
Sportfishing group drives wedge into community

...and most recently, Robert Ruffner. KRSA eavesdropped on a UFA meeting to scuttle Vince Webster. They got the teleconference code and dialed in only to be found out after a review of UFA phone records listed an unknown 262 number. KRSA lobbied in...
An Outdoor View: Fish wars

...That's greed."Allied with KPFA is United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), a statewide, commercial-fishing trade organization. When...that banning set gillnets would be up for a vote next year, UFA President Jerry McCune, said, "We will be fighting this until...
EPA fishing vessel discharge exemption still in limbo

...would be extremely impactful for commercial, and some recreational, vessels in Alaska and throughout the country.Parts of the regulations are "so draconian that they're almost absurd to be able to follow," said UFA's Julianne Curry.
Fishing industry back restoration of Coastal Management program

...endorsed restoration of a new program. "UFA's focus is on the common interests of...I'm very thankful from the support of the UFA, along with the showings of support from...D-Juneau. She said she wasn't worried the UFA resolution did not specifically address...
Commercial fishing group says changes needed to better defend industry

...proposals are still being formulated. But UFA President Bob Thorstenson said the industry...industry needs some stability.'' The UFA wants legislation to allow for voluntary...should operate,'' said Tom Gemmell, UFA executive director. ''We want to make...
Fishing group backs Murkowski for governor

...her answers to a questionnaire before making its decision. But UFA President Robert Thorstenson Jr. said Ulmer handed back in the...earlier. Ulmer turned her questionnaire in at the interview with UFA board members Thursday. Ulmer said her questionnaire has been...
Management challenge: 'fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs on and disseminated information from a UFA board of directors teleconference regarding...Through its teleconference vendor, the UFA traced a participating line on the call...after board Chairman Karl Johnstone informed UFA Executive Director Julianne Curry by email...
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