AIFMA’s mission is to protect the renewable salmon resource and promote economic sustainability for commercial salmon permit holders in Bristol Bay.


In 2006 AIFMA celebrated 40 years of representing the interests of Bristol Bay fishermen.

AIFMA has been steadfast in its commitment to fishermen and the salmon resource of the Bristol Bay region since 1966. AIFMA is comprised of and funded by fishermen memberships.

Bristol Bay fishermen have benefited from the hard work of AIFMA members who have served on the AIFMA board and its committees.

AIFMA’s Goals:
AIFMA has ongoing goals towards the protection and promotion of the Bristol Bay salmon resource and fishermen’s livelihoods.

  • Endeavors to protect the environment by opposing the proposed gold and copper Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay watership, offshore oil and gas development in the Bristol Bay/Bering Sea region and offshore aquaculture in the United States.
  • Seeks to protect the salmon resource by decreasing foreign and domestic interception fisheries.
  • Represents fishermen’s interests in political and regulatory arenas such as Bristol Bay and Area M Board of Fisheries Hearings and in Washington D.C.
  • Supports efforts to improve salmon quality, diversify markets and increase fishermen’s ex-vessel prices.
  • Supports funding of fisheries research, management and genetic stock ID work.
  • Plans to develop its property on Leader Creek to the benefit of its members in the future.

Member benefits:

      • AIFMA is incorporated in the State of Alaska and is democratically run by its members and Board of Directors.
      • AIFMA offers its membership a quality marine insurance program in Bristol Bay.
      • Regular AIFMA Leader newsletters.
      • E-mail list serve. Receive breaking news and information by e-mail.

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