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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Contact:  Heather Handyside (907) 350-4846 October 17, 2014  Begich Applauds First Installment of Fish Disaster Assistance U.S. Senator Mark Begich welcomed today’s release of $7.5 million in federal disaster assistance for commercial fishermen affected by the 2012 failure of Chinook salmon in the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers and Cook Inlet.  As a member of the Senate Appropriations committee Begich fought for the $20.8 million in assistance for Alaskans hurt by the run failure. “This initial assistance targets those most directly affected, the commercial fishermen whoseRead More
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PRESS RELEASE July 26, 2014 We are saddened by the Alaska Superior Court’s decision to allow the dishonest and un-Alaskan initiative effort to ban setnets in urban areas of Alaska to move forward.  Regardless of what the backers of the so named “Setnet Initiative” are calling themselves today, this is just one more attempt by Bob Penney and his lobbying organization, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, to put a century-old fishery in Cook Inlet, consisting of hardworking Alaskan families, out of business.  The initiative has nothing to do with conservation,Read More
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The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association is proud to offer Funding Our Fishermen’s Future. We will award two $500.00 scholarships, one each to two individuals interested in continuing their education. The scholarships will be awarded to any person currently involved in the commercial fishing industry who is recommended by a KPFA member and is completing an apprenticeship, learning a trade or attending a postsecondary institution. Scholarship requirements are as follows: • Contact Information • A recommendation from a current KPFA member (see attached form) • An essay on “How setnetting hasRead More
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Posted On June 22, 2014 By In kpfa

2014 Annual Membership Meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association 2014 Annual Meeting Date: Friday, June 27th, 2014 Time: 5-8pm Where: Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Mile 16.5, Kenai, Alaska Agenda: (tentative as time will allow) 5-6pm          Guest Speakers Pat Shields-Comfish Division (CF),Aaron Dupuis-Comfish Division(CF),Jeff Regnart-Comfish Division(CF),  Robert Begich-Sportfish Division (SF),Alaska State Troopers-Enforcement, Gary Fandrei-CIAA, and our State and Local Elected Officials 6-7pm         Annual Meeting Begins President’s Report and Discussion from our Members 7-7:30pm Nominations and Elections of Directors 8pm      Read More

Posted On May 19, 2014 By In kpfa

Fishermen’s BBQ

PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS INVITES ALL COOK INLET FISHERMAN & PACIFIC STAR SEAFOODS EMPLOYEES TO PLEASE JOIN US ON JUNE 14th FROM 12PM TO 6PM FOR A BBQ PICNIC FEATURING RIBS, HAMBURGERS, HOTDOGS, POTATO SALAD AND COLESLAW There will be a drawing for prizes.Read More
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