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The Board of Fisheries invites you to share your comments. On-time comments are due:

  • Kodiak Finfish: December 27, 2016
  • Upper Cook Inlet Finfish: February 9, 2017
  • Statewide King and Tanner Crab and Supplemental Issues (except Southeast and Yakutat): February 27, 2017


Comments can also be submitted by:

  • Mail: ADF&G Boards Support, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK, 99811-5526
  • Fax: 907-465-6094
  • E-mail (Please use the form above unless submitting an attachment; attachments should be a single PDF.)

Call For Proposals for the 2017/2018 Cycle

The Board is accepting proposed changes to the subsistence, personal use, sport, guided sport, and commercial fishing regulations for Prince William Sound Area all Finfish; Southeast/Yakutat Areas all Finfish & Shellfish; and Statewide (except Southeast/Yakutat Dungeness Crab, Shrimp, and Miscellaneous Shellfish for consideration by the board in its 2017/2018 meeting cycle. The board may also consider subsistence proposals for other topics (including other areas) under the subsistence proposal policy, 5 AAC 96.615, if proposals are submitted within this deadline and the board determines they meet the criteria in either 5 AAC 96.615(a)(1) or (2).

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Proposals can also be submitted using the Fill in, Print & Submit Proposal Form (Word doc 49 kB) and sent via:

  • Mail: ADF&G Boards Support, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK, 99811-5526
  • Fax: 907-465-6094
  • E-mail (please attach proposal as a PDF).

Key Steps in the Proposal Process

  1. Call for Proposals Issued (PDF 132 kB)

    Each board determines what subjects will be considered at their meetings during the coming year and then issues a "Call for Proposals" for those subjects, including a deadline for receiving proposals.

  2. Proposal Books Distributed

    After the deadline for receiving proposals has passed, a proposal book is published which is distributed statewide for comment.

  3. Public Comment Invited

    The board accepts written public comment on proposals before each meeting. You may comment on the regulation changes, including the potential costs to the private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments limited to no more than 100 single sided or 50 double sided pages to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, or by fax to (907) 465-6094, so that the comments will be received no later than two weeks prior to the meeting during which the topic will be considered.

    Unless otherwise specifically specified for a particular meeting in a published notice, written comment over 100 single sided or 50 double sided pages in length from any one individual or group relating to proposals at any one meeting will not be accepted. Written comments limited to 10 single sided or 5 double sided pages in length from any one individual or group will also be accepted after the two-week deadline, but will not be inserted in board member workbooks until the beginning of the meeting. NEW PUBLIC COMMENT STANDARD: Once deliberation of proposals begin at a board meeting, the board will ONLY accept written public comments that are not more than five single-sided pages, or the equivalent double-sided pages, unless specific information is requested by the Board that requires more pages than allowed under this standard.

  4. Board Meeting Held

    At the board meetings, the board hears reports from department staff and comments from the public. The board deliberates each proposal and acts by either adopting, rejecting, or amending proposals. The board meetings are open to the public during the entire process, with the exception of executive sessions which are rare and held only for issues of pending legislation, personnel, or confidential matters.

  5. Regulation Filed

    Adopted or amended proposals are then written into the proper legal format and submitted to the Department of Law for review and sent to the lieutenant governor for filing before becoming effective.

  6. Summary of Actions Distributed

    Staff prepare a written report summarizing the actions taken by the board to explain the reasons for the board’s actions. The reports are distributed to advisory committees and posted on the website.