June 22, 2004
The TAA program offers eligible Alaska salmon fishermen hit hard by low salmon prices financial compensation, job training and educational benefits.
Salmon fishermen applying for benefits under the TAA program are required to take part in a free one-hour technical assistance workshop conducted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Marine Advisory Program with cooperation from the Cooperative Extension Service.
Since mid-January when the program was launched, the UAF Marine Advisory Program has conducted 225 technical assistance workshops in 68 communities across the state to nearly 4,000 of the 4,400 Alaska resident salmon fishermen who've applied for TAA benefits.
Audio conferences for the remaining fishermen are available throughout June. To make arrangements in Ketchikan or other areas, contact the Marine Advisory Program at 1-888-788-6333 or a Marine Advisory agent in your area. In Anchorage, call 786-6328. Visit theTAA Technical Assistance Web page at: www.uaf.edu/map/taa .
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