Submit A Written Comment
Ways to Submit
- Submitting On-Time Comments (prior to the comment deadline)
- Submitting Late Comments/Record Copies (after the comment deadline)
Late Comments/Record Copies (commenting after the deadline):
Comment deadlines are generally two weeks prior to each meeting. Please see Board of Fisheries or Board of Game meeting information to verify comment deadlines. Late comments submitted after the deadline will be provided to the board once the meeting is in session.
How to submit comments after the deadline:
- Include your name and/or organization at the top of your comments.
- Include the proposal number(s) you are commenting on. Feel free to comment on multiple proposals in a single comment.
- Clearly indicate your support or opposition to each proposal.
- Describe your reasoning.
- Do not name individuals or include any personal or inflammatory remarks.
- Limit comments to 10 single-sided pages or the equivalent. For the Board of Fisheries, limit comments to 5 single-sided pages once deliberations have begun.
- Submit your comments by fax or in person at the meeting. Comments submitted online or via email may not be accepted after the deadline.
Provide 25 copies for the Board of Fisheries or 20 copies for the Board of Game. Staff cannot make copies for you.
Once the boards are in session, late comments/record copies will generally be distributed to board members in the mornings before the meeting is called to order and at the end of the lunch breaks.
For special meetings, late comments may not be accepted. Information on comments should be available in the meeting notice and meeting info page on this site, or contact Boards Support at 907-465-4110.
The Board of Fisheries applies various statutes and policies when considering fisheries allocations and when addressing salmon proposals. When addressing proposals affecting subsistence uses, the board provides for a reasonable opportunity for subsistence consistent with AS 16.05.258 and 5 AAC 99.010(b). When addressing allocations among commercial, sport, guided sport, and/or personal use fisheries, the board applies its Allocation Criteria (AS 16.05.251(e)). When addressing salmon fisheries it applies its Mixed Stock Salmon Policy (5 AAC 39.220) and its Sustainable Salmon Fisheries Policy (5 AAC 39.222). You may wish to review these statutes and policies as you prepare comments for the board.