Fisheries Board calls for proposals

Want to have a say in how Alaska’s fisheries are managed? The Alaska Board of Fisheries wants to hear from you.

The board issued its 2018/2019 call for proposals this week, seeking ideas for changes in the subsistence, personal use, sport, guided sport and commercial fishing regulations for the Bristol Bay finfish, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim finfish, Alaska Peninsula-Aleutian Islands-Chignik finfish, and statewide finfish general provisions.

The board may also accept subsistence-related proposals from other regions if they meet criteria identified by state statutes (5 AAC 96.916(a).

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Boards Support Section office in Juneau. Postmark is not sufficient for timely receipt. The Board of Fisheries proposal form, including the online proposal form, is available at the Boards Support website, http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.forms.

Proposals can be emailed to dfg.bof.comments@alaska.gov (Adobe PDF documents only) and mailed to ADF&G, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526. Fax proposals to 465-6094. Responsive proposals received by the proposal deadline will be considered by the Board of Fisheries during the October 2018 through March 2019 meeting schedule.

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