November 1, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 34

Fish Factor

Sea Otter and Arctic policy are focal points for fishing groups

Sea otters and the Arctic are two focal points for Alaska’s top fishing group at both state and federal policy levels.

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United Fishermen of Alaska is the nation’s largest industry trade group representing nearly 40 organizations. At it’s recent annual meeting UFA outlined several of its policy watches prior to the legislative session; the group also gave out awards and made a job offer.

UFA is working closely with state and federal overseers to craft a management plan for exploding populations of sea otters in Southeast Alaska. The mammals, which were reintroduced to the region in th...

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