Welcome to the Joint Board of Fisheries and Game
Joint Board News
- 2023/2023 Joint Board Call for Proposals (PDF 287 kB)
- Deadline Approaches for Joint Board Proposals Concerning Fish and Game Advisory Committees, Processes for Adopting Regulations, and Subsistence Uses (PDF 208 kB)
Board & Advisory Committee Calendar
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 regulations governing advisory committees, subsistence procedures, 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 Chapters 96 and 97 which deal with the local fish and game advisory committee system and the process for developing fish and game regulations, and Chapter 99 dealing with subsistence uses.
Learn more about the proposal process.
Contact the Boards Support main office at (907) 465-4110, or see detailed online contact information.