SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska


New UFA Salmon Habitat Program Kicks Off with Survey of Commercial Fishermen

Survey Takers Enter to Win $500 Alaska Airlines or $200 LFS Gift Cards


July 28, 2016
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska - United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) is kicking off a new program to connect Alaska commercial fishermen with useful and timely news about the health of the salmon runs that sustain the industry. Called the Salmon Habitat Information Program, or SHIP, UFA is starting with an opinion survey – with hefty prizes – for commercial fishermen.

“UFA hopes the Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) will be a valuable resource for info about the health of salmon habitat that fishermen depend on. We believe that, working together, fishermen can be powerful advocates for pro-salmon policies that ensure commercial fishing jobs remain strong for generations to come,” said Lindsey Bloom, UFA’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP) Manager.

UFA is kicking off SHIP with an opinion survey because the organization wants to hear from commercial fishermen about Alaska salmon habitat and important issues.

“I want to invite all Alaska fishermen to steer the SHIP project by taking a short survey on what’s important about salmon habitat,” said Bloom. “That way, commercial fishermen can ensure the information SHIP shares is useful and relevant.”

Each Alaska commercial fisherman or family member completing the survey is entered to win a $500 Alaska Airlines or $200 LFS gift card. Additional entries will be given to people who ‘like’ the SHIP Facebook page and share the survey socially.

“UFA wants to recognize the wisdom and knowledge fishermen have about their fishing grounds,” noted Bloom. “I know a $500 Alaska Airlines or $200 LFS gift card can be very useful for end-of season maintenance or getting crewmembers home from fishing.”


On the Web:

Take the survey - Survey closes Labor Day



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

UFA’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP)



jpg Click here to post comments, opinions, responses...
jpg new

To comment, Readers now have the option to provide Comments, Opinions, & Responses on the new easy to use SitNews' auto-post webpage or... Readers may continue to use the FaceBook response section provided below.

Representations of fact and opinions in comments posted are solely those of the individual posters and do not represent the opinions of Sitnews.


Submit A Letter to SitNews

Contact the Editor

SitNews ©2016
Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska

 Articles & photographs that appear in SitNews may be protected by copyright and may not be reprinted without written permission from and payment of any required fees to the proper sources.

E-mail your news & photos to

Photographers choosing to submit photographs for publication to SitNews are in doing so granting their permission for publication and for archiving. SitNews does not sell photographs. All requests for purchasing a photograph will be emailed to the photographer.