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The Joint Board of Fisheries and Game is accepting proposed changes to its regulations pertaining to local fish and game advisory committees and the process for adopting fish and game regulations to be considered at its next regulatory meeting, scheduled for March 2019. Sections of Title 5 Chapters 96 and 97 of the Alaska Administrative Code will be considered; review the Call for Proposals above for details.
The deadline for submission is Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Proposals can also be submitted using our fillable/printable proposal form (Word doc 54 kB).
Learn more about the proposal process.
About the Joint Board of Fisheries and Game
The Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game meet jointly as the Joint Board of Fisheries and Game to address issues common to both boards such as habitat concerns, regulations governing advisory committees, and for the commissioner nomination process. Meetings of the Joint Board are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Actions taken by the Joint Board require a majority of each of two boards.
The Joint Board of Fisheries and Game sets the regulations for advisory committee guidelines. These include the establishment of advisory committees, setting the number of seats by community if more than one community is represented on the committee, and setting the guidelines for uniform rules of operation. The composition of advisory committees can be changed by the Joint Board after it receives a proposal and meets to act on the proposal.
The Joint Board of Fisheries and Game authority is provided under Alaska Statute 16.05.315. The regulations the Joint Board has authority over are 5 AAC Chapter 96 which includes the local fish and game advisory committee system, and 5 AAC Chapter 99 dealing with subsistence uses.