UFA Names Bob Moss of Homer to AK Seafood Hall of Fame (11/14/11)
Hall of Fame Charter Members and Accomplishments
The following individuals were honored at the Comfish Banquet as part of Alaska’s 50th Anniversary of Statehood.
UFA Honorary Lifetime Membership and Lifetime Achievement -
Senator Ted Stevens
For lifetime of work for sustainable fisheries spanning Alaska’s first 50 years of Statehood, including establishing the 200 mile limit; the Magnuson-Stevens Act, establishment of regional fishery management councils, ban on high seas driftnets, and work to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
UFA Alaska Seafood Hall of Fame inductees Al Burch of Kodiak and Senator Ted Stevens
||NPFMC; PFMC; career of fisheries activism and leadership in support of habitat and fish.
|Senator Bob Bartlett
||1964 Fed. Legislation banned foreign fishing fleets in territorial waters.
||Founding President of UFA; helped enact Limited Entry, and establishment of CFAB.
|The Brindle Family
||For 75 years one of the largest community based processors, helped many fishermen get start in small boat fisheries.
||Started as deckhand and became #1 Seafood Processor in North America.
||Helped develop the groundfish industry in the Gulf of Alaska and instrumental in federal fisheries management.
||Worked to develop and pass Alaska's Limited Entry Act; founding member of UFA.
||Pioneered research and development of Alaska's crab and groundfish fisheries.
|Senator Richard (Dick) Eliason
||Secured funding for fisheries research and management; worked to ban finfish farming in Alaska
||Governor and advocate for Alaskan fishermen before and after statehood.
|Governor Jay Hammond
||Governor, fisherman, and advocate of habitat protection and science based fisheries.
||Put the resource first on International Pacific Halibut Commission; and fisherman founder of Icicle Seafoods.
||Helped organize fishermen statewide to form UFA, and worked for limited entry law.
|Armin F. Koernig
||Developed innovative, world class hatchery program and promoted associated research.
||Fishermen's representative in EVOS, and Lobbyist in passage of over 60 bills in AK Legislature
|Rep. Drew Scalzi
||Legislative Salmon Task force & initiated restructuring legislation 2000 - 2003
|Sen. Clem Tillion
||Longtime commercial fishing advocate and politician, worked for Limited entry and IFQ's
||Worked for community cold storage and value added innovations, longtime fishermen supporter.
|Bob Thorstenson Sr.
||Worked on INPFC for 200 mile limit, Fisherman Founder of Icicle Seafoods, and industry historian.
About the UFA Seafood Industry Hall of Fame
What and Why:
In celebration of 50 years of Alaska Statehood and Sustainable Seafood, United Fishermen of Alaska recognizes individuals for their lifetime contribution to sustaining Alaska’s commercial fisheries and resources for the benefit of Alaska’s social and economic well being. The honorees were recognized at the 2009 Comfish show in Kodiak
To be eligible, a person must first be nominated by a member of the UFA Board of Directors. Final voting for membership in the Hall of Fame will be conducted no less than once each year, with votes to be cast by UFA board members from a list of all eligible nominees.
Nominations may be made by the United Fishermen of Alaska Board of Directors at any time, through communication to the UFA office. Once nominated, an individual will remain on the list of eligible individuals for future voting.
For recognition at Comfish 2009, the UFA Board members voted for up to twenty individuals each, and the top 20 vote getters were entered in the Hall of Fame as initial members. Subsequent voting will take place at the direction of the UFA Board of Directors.