north Pacific fisheries association
Advocating since 1955
NPFA is an organizational member of United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) and Seafood Harvesters of America (SHA) and is also active in all aspects of Alaska's management processes sending representatives to meetings of the Alaska Board of Fish, International Halibut Commission, North Pacific Fisheries Council and others.
NPFA currently has members seated on the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Board, United Fishermen of Alaska Board, Upper Cook Inlet Drift Association Board, Lower Cook Inlet Seiners Association Board, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Advisory Council, AK Department of Fish & Game Regional Advisory Committee, Seafood Harvesters of America Board and Homer Port & Harbor Commission.
North Pacific Fisheries Association (NPFA) was incorporated in 1955. Its primary function for two decades was as a marketing entity. It served as a vehicle for negotiating salmon prices in both the Cook Inlet seine and gillnet commercial fisheries. As the post statehood salmon fisheries expanded and commercial fishing in general developed, the scope of NPFA's role expanded to include local crab price negotiations.
With the advent of halibut IFQ's, NPFA became active in both halibut and groundfish topics, working to keep its members and surrounding area fishermen up to date on the evolving management structure.