Messages from the Alaska Board of Fisheries
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES
The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will meet for a three-day Work Session beginning at 8:30 a.m., October 17–19, 2017, at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, 555 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.
No regulatory action will be taken at this meeting. Agenda topics for this meeting may include: election of officers, agenda change requests, petitions, meeting organization and establishment of committees for the 2017/2018 meeting cycle, location and date selection for the 2019/2020 meeting cycle, informational reports, creation of board generated proposals, approval of the 2018/2019 call for proposals, and/or administrative issues that may come before the board. The board may choose to go into executive session. The board will also take up items under a miscellaneous business agenda.
On Day 3 of the meeting, October 19, the board will also cover two additional subjects on Kodiak salmon genetics research and a process for delisting stocks of concern.
This three-day meeting is open to the public. Written comments, due by October 3, may be mailed to: Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, emailed tomailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, entered on the Board’s main webpage at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov, or faxed to: (907) 465-6094. A live audio stream is intended to be available on the Board of Fisheries’ website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov.
The agenda and any other meeting documents, including agenda change requests, will be available prior to the meeting on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Board of Fisheries, meeting information webpage at:
If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in any of these public meetings, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110 by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2017, to make any necessary arrangements.
For more information about the meeting, contact Glenn Haight at 465-6095
ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES ANNOUNCES THE 2017-2018 PROPOSAL BOOK The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) announces the 2017-2018 Proposal Book is now available. The board accepted 227 proposals for review during its Prince William Sound finfish, Southeast and Yakutat finfish and shellfish, and Statewide (except Southeast and Yakutat) Dungeness crab, shrimp, and other miscellaneous shellfish regulatory meetings. These proposals constitute proposed regulatory changes for the identified regions and species. Proposals may be downloaded off the board’s website individually, in sections, or for entire meetings. The website is http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.proposalbook. Proposals in the book will be reviewed at the following 2017-2018 meetings:
Prince William Sound Finfish
December 1-5, 2017
Valdez Convention & Civic Center, Valdez
Comment deadline: November 17, 2017
Southeast and Yakutat Finfish & Shellfish
January 11-23, 2018
Harrigan Centennial Hall, Sitka
Comment deadline: December 28, 2017
Statewide (Except Southeast and Yakutat) Dungeness Crab, Shrimp,
Other Miscellaneous Shellfish and Supplemental Issues
March 6-9, 2018
Egan Civic and Convention Center
Comment deadline: February 23, 2018
A message from the Board of Game
The Board of Game Proposal Book for the 2017/2018 cycle is now available online at www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.proposalbook
. The board received 163 proposals making the Call for Proposals for regulation changes pertaining to hunting, trapping, and the use of game for the Central/Southwest Region, statewide regulations, and areas of jurisdiction for antlerless moose hunts.
The board will consider these proposals at their meetings scheduled for November 2017 and February 2018. Members of the public are encouraged to review the proposals and submit written comments to the board. Information on submitting comments will be available at boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov