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April 23, 2009

Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Room 5128
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20230
Via Fax: (202) 408-9674

Dear Dr. Lubchenco,

United Fisherman of Alaska recommends Arne Fuglvog for appointment to service as Assistant
Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. Mr. Fuglvog has shown an exemplary commitment to
sustainable fisheries and fishing communities, and dedicated work ethic in the necessary reading
and research to understand complex fishery issues. In his work he has shown an ability to craft
compromise solutions based on science, and communicate well with all constituents. Mr.
Fuglvog’s combination of on deck fishing experience, community leadership, and deep
understanding of fisheries management science will help NOAA Fisheries restore and preserve
sustainable fisheries for the benefit of all U.S. citizens and future generations.

United Fishermen of Alaska is the largest statewide commercial fishing trade association,
representing 37 commercial fishing organizations participating in fisheries throughout the state and
the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska. We appreciate your consideration of Mr. Fuglvog for
public service in NMFS.

Sincerely,

Joe Childers Mark Vinsel
President Executive Director

CC Gary Locke, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
Alaska Crab Coalition • Alaska Independent Fishermen’s Marketing Association • Alaska Independent Tendermen’s Association
Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association • Alaska Scallop Association • Alaska Trollers Association • Alaska Whitefish Trawlers Association
Armstrong Keta • At-sea Processors Association • Bristol Bay Reserve • Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association • Cape Barnabas Inc.
Concerned Area “M” Fishermen • Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association • Cordova District Fishermen United • Crab Group of Independent Harvesters
Douglas Island Pink and Chum • Fishing Vessel Owners Association • Groundfish Forum • Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association
Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association • North Pacific Fisheries Association • Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association
Petersburg Vessel Owners Association • Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation • Purse Seine Vessel Owner Association
Seafood Producers Cooperative • Sitka Herring Association • Southeast Alaska Fisherman's Alliance • Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association
Southeast Alaska Seiners • Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association • United Catcher Boats • United Cook Inlet Drift Association
United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters • Valdez Fisheries Development Association • Western Gulf of Alaska Fishermen