CDFU ENGAGEMENT in board of fisheries meetings on behalf of area e fisheries


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 address issues or proposals that may affect our Prince WIliiam Sound commercial fisheries. 

CDFU monitors all Board of Fisheries meetings that have an impact on Area E fisheries or the fishermen who operate and live in large part in the port communities of Area E.  We aim to have strong representation and attendance at each of these meetings in order to advocate and testify on behalf of our region and our fisheries. 

The CDFU Board of Directors needs your help in shaping comments and proposals submitted to the Board of Fish Statewide 2018/2019 meeting cycle. If you have ideas or questions on a proposal please use the button below to submit your inquires to the board. Feel free to call the office (424-3447) or stop by as well.  

Statewide Dungeness Crab, Shrimp and Misc Shellfish
March 6-9th 2018

Southeast and Yakutat Finfish/Shellfish Meeting
January 11 – 23

This board meeting cycle involved multiple user groups from Southeast and Yakutat areas covering issues on herring management and King salmon management plans. CDFU submitted a letter of support to stand in solidarity with the many fisheries associations and commercial fishermen attending the Sitka meetings.

Prince William Sound Finfish Board of Fisheries Meeting

december 1-5, 2017 - Valdez Convention Center - Valdez, AK

This board meeting cycle involved all user groups in Prince William Sound and the Copper River covering issues ranging from area closures, allocation, and gear use specifications to Copper River management plans.