Alaska group seeks input from fishermen on salmon habitat

    Alaska's largest commercial fishing trade organization has launched an effort to learn more about habitat conditions across the state and ways to keep its members engaged.

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's largest commercial fishing trade organization has launched an effort to learn more about habitat conditions across the state and ways to keep its members engaged.

    The Peninsula Clarion reports that United Fishermen of Alaska program manager Lindsey Bloom says the group is using a survey to gain information from fishermen about habitat conditions in their areas and how they engage with the organization. The project started Tuesday and wraps up on Sept. 5.

    The UFA regularly provides input on development projects that would take place in or have an impact on salmon habitat around the state.

    Bloom says the survey provides an opportunity for planners to better track those impacts and gather information for possible action.

    The survey is open to commercial fishermen and their families.

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