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- Alaska Joint Board of Fisheries and Game 2018-2019 Proposal Book (PDF)
- Joint Board Meeting: March 21-25, 2019
2018/2019 Proposal Book
The Alaska Joint Board of Fisheries and Game 2018/2019 Proposal Book (PDF 587 kB) is now available.
The book contains proposed changes to regulations concerning local fish and game advisory committees, the process for adopting regulations, and advisory committee closures.
Proposals in this book will be reviewed during the Joint Board Meeting, scheduled for March 21-25, 2019 in Anchorage.
The Joint Board invites you to share your comments. Comments on 2018/2019 proposed changes to regulations are due by Friday, March 7, 2019 in order to be included in the information available to the board and the public prior to the March 2019 meeting.
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.
Contact the Boards Support main office at (907) 465-4110, or see detailed online contact information.