Hatcheries Planning
Regional Planning Teams

Salmon production in Alaska is divided into regions, designated by the commissioner, as described in law (AS 16.10.375). Regional Planning Teams (RPTs), made up of department personnel and representatives of the appropriate regional association, are responsible for developing, and amending as necessary, a comprehensive salmon plan for each region that includes provisions for both public and private nonprofit hatcheries. RPTs operate as described in regulation (5 AAC 40.300-40.370). In addition to comprehensive salmon plans, RPTs provide the commissioner with recommendations on new hatcheries and PNP hatchery permit alteration requests (PARs), and in some regions, may also review hatchery annual management plans. All RPT meetings are open to the public and public participation is encouraged.

Regional Planning Teams

Regional planning team meeting notices, agendas, and additional materials will be posted below as they become available.

Southeast RPTs

Yakutat RPT

  • The next Yakutat Regional Planning Team meeting has not yet been scheduled. For additional information please contact Flip Pryor (garold.pryor@alaska.gov).

Prince William Sound RPT

  • The Prince William Sound Regional Planning Team meeting is set for April 20, 2022 in Cordova. For meeting link or additional information please contact Chairman Tom Carpenter (whiskeyridge@ctcak.net).

Cook Inlet RPT

  • The fall Cook Inlet Regional Planning Team meeting is tentatively set for April 14, 2022 in Kenai. For additional information please contact Chairman Ethan Ford (ethan.ford@alaska.gov).

Kodiak RPT

  • The next Kodiak Regional Planning Team meeting has not yet been scheduled. For additional information please contact Chairman Nathan Weber (nathan.weber@kraa.org).

Chignik RPT

  • The next Chignik Regional Planning Team meeting will be held virtually on May 9th at 1 PM. For additional information, including the web link, please contact Chairman Chuck McCallum (chuckmccallum@gmail.com).

Kuskokwim RPT

  • The next Kuskokwim Regional Planning Team meeting has not yet been scheduled.

Yukon River RPT

  • The next Yukon River Regional Planning Team meeting has not yet been scheduled.

Norton Sound/Bering Strait RPT

  • The next Norton Sound/Bering Strait Regional Planning Team meeting has not yet been scheduled. For additional information please contact Chairman Charlie Lean (charlie@nsedc.com).