Prince William Sound Finfish Board of Fisheries Meeting
december 1-5, 2017 - Valdez Convention Center - Valdez, AK
Here at CDFU, it is our mission to preserve, promote and perpetuate the commercial fishing industry in Area E and to further promote safety at sea, legislation, conservation, management and general welfare for the mutual benefit of all our members. CDFU has a board of experienced commercial fishing permit holders in 4 separate divisions: Gillnet, Groundfish, Seine and Herring.
CDFU’s structure is divisional, enabling each gear group to deal with gear-specific and allocative issues without comprising the function of the entire organization to address issues relevant to all commercial fishermen. Consequently, our Board of Directors and CDFU staff are actively working alongside our members and fishing fleet to organize our support and objections in the coming months as we prepare for Board of Fish.
The Board of Fisheries will debate the regulations and management of the Prince William Sound Finfish fisheries for five days in Valdez on December 1-5. This is an incredibly important meeting for our future. CDFU and other organizations will be in attendance and we hope to have a strong representation of Area E fishermen in attendance to advocate and testify on behalf of our region and our fisheries.