The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet Friday, Feb. 24 through Saturday, March 4 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center, 131 Front Street, in Ketchikan.
The board will consider regulatory proposals for finfish in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat management areas that have been submitted by the general public, fishing organizations, local Alaska Department of Fish and Game advisory committees and the ADF&G. The board received 145 proposals for consideration during this 10-day public meeting.
The board invites oral public testimony during the meeting beginning Friday, Feb. 24. Anyone, intending to testify must sign up at the meeting site in Ketchikan by 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Public testimony will continue until everyone present who has signed up by the deadline has been given the opportunity to be heard.
All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio-stream is intended to be available on the Board of Fisheries website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov. Documents submitted to the board are intended to be posted online throughout the meeting. Advanced meeting materials, including the agenda and roadmap, can be obtained by contacting the Boards Support Section at 465-4110 or viewed online at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo.
The board encourages the public to submit written comments on specific proposals. During the meeting, written comments up to 10 pages single-sided (or five pages double-sided) in length may be submitted, with a requirement to provide 25 copies. Individuals not attending the meeting can submit comments by fax to 465-6094.