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June 27, 2015 Annual General Membership Meeting

1:00 – 5:00 at the American Legion in Old Town Kenai

All members are welcome; membership dues may be paid at the door.



The United Cook Inlet Drift Association (UCIDA) was incorporated in 1980 to represent the 570 drift gillnet salmon fishing permit holders in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. UCIDA’s purpose is to enhance and perpetuate the interests of this valuable commercial salmon fishing industry.

Wild Alaskan salmon have been commercially harvested in Cook Inlet since 1882. Over the past twenty years, the drift gillnet fishing fleet has harvested more than 271 million pounds of salmon, primarily sockeye salmon. The combined efforts of the drift and set gillnet fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet have produced average annual harvests of over 23 million pounds of wild salmon for the American and world markets during the past twenty years. Five percent of the world’s supply of sockeye salmon comes from Cook Inlet.

UCIDA’s Board of Directors and staff work to promote responsible management to ensure the long-term health of this abundant salmon resource and the resulting opportunities and benefits it provides. The day-to-day work of UCIDA covers an extremely broad range of issues that ultimately affect salmon, their harvest and marketing. These may include fishery management, invasive species, oil and gas lease sales, navigation issues, endangered species acts, oil spill response, local, state and federal regulatory issues and both state and federal litigation.

The nine members of the Board of Directors serve staggered three-year terms. Elections are held at annual membership meetings. Members (Upper Cook Inlet drift gillnet permit holders) and Associate Members are encouraged to attend all Board meetings.



Office Manager – Audrey Salmon – info@ucida.org

Board of Directors

David MartinPresidentF/V Kaguyak
Erik Huebsch1st VPF/V Williwaw
Ian Pitzman2nd VPF/V Stephanie Anne
Paul MackieSec/TreasF/V Lorri Lee
Ilia KuzminDirectorF/V Currency
John McCombsDirectorF/V Katydid
Lavrentii (Larry) ReutovDirectorF/V Intrepid
Steve TvenstrupDirectorF/V Alaskan Lady
Dyer VanDevereDirectorF/V Swift Arrow


43961 K-Beach Road, Suite E
Soldotna, Alaska
(907) 260-9436

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Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 38 opens commercial fishing with set gillnets in the Kenai, Kasilof, and East Foreland sections of the Upper Subdistrict on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. and from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This announcement also opens drift gillnetting in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof sections of the Upper Subdistrict, and the Anchor Point Section of the Lower Subdistrict (Figure 1) on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Aaron Dupuis
Fishery Biologist II
43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite B
Soldotna, AK 99669-8276
Phone: 907-260-2916
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Hello Members,

The UCIDA board will be holding two meetings in mid-August for the membership to express concerns regarding the management of the drift fleet this season.

Get your thoughts together and meet your UCIDA directors at the following locations:

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association – Wednesday, August 12, 1:00 pm
Homer Location to be determined – Friday, August 14, 1:00pm

I will let you know when I firm up the Homer location.
Tentatively to be held at the Elks Lodge.

Hope to see you there!
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United Cook Inlet Drift Association (UCIDA) shared NOAA in Alaska's . ... See MoreSee Less

NOAA Photo of the Day! "Here is an interesting creature, a Pancake Devilfish (Opisthoteuthis californiana)!" This guy was found during a RACE Groundfish survey. It was collected in 250 fathoms (1500...

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