Tracy Welch grew up in Petersburg and has a background in commercial fishing, gillnetting and long-lining.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has tapped his former legislative aide to serve on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. Matanuska-Susitna Borough resident John Wood is largely unknown by fishing groups.
The United Fisherman Association conducted a survey to find out what issues fishermen cared about. The answers will help the group learn how to develop its new Salmon Habitat Information Program.
The United Fishermen of Alaska is working on a project to figure out what issues the salmon fleet is concerned about – and how to reach them.
A major commercial fishing organization is pushing for more funding to put seafood on school lunch tables. The United Fishermen of Alaska’s Board of Directors set that as a priority during its recent meeting in Sitka.