The Office of the Commissioner is responsible for the development and oversight of the department’s Budgets and Performance.
The department’s budget investment yields significant returns. The department manages Alaska’s fish and wildlife as a sustainable and renewable resource to provide current and future economic benefits. Annually, for every dollar the department receives it returns over $30 in economic benefits to the state.
Our well managed fish and wildlife produce more jobs and economic value than any other sector of the economy. Tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of small businesses rely on activities and opportunities associated with Alaska’s fish and wildlife resources. Alaska has the most valuable commercial fishing industry in the nation; is the foundation of Alaska’s booming tourism industry; provides world class hunting, sport fishing, and wildlife viewing opportunities; and supports an equaled subsistence culture and economy.