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Board of Fisheries Online Proposal Submission Form

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Statewide Finfish and Supplemental Issues

Please answer all questions to the best of your ability. All answers will be printed in the proposal book along with the proposer's name (address and phone numbers will not be published). Use separate forms for each proposal. Address only one issue per proposal. State the issue clearly and concisely. The board will reject multiple or confusing items.

AAC stands for Alaska Administrative Code. Fish and Game regulations fall under Title 5, hence are prefixed "5 AAC". If known, enter the series of letters and numbers which identify the regulation to be changed. For example 5 AAC 72.055. If it will be a new section, then enter 5 AAC 72.XXX.

View Alaska Legislature Infobase, 5 AAC


Write a short explanation about the issue your proposal addresses, or why you are proposing the regulation. Address only one issue per proposal. State the issue clearly and concisely. The board will reject multiple or confusing issues.

State why the regulation change should be adopted or provide an explanation about what will happen if the regulation is not changed.

To assist you in development of your issue statement (#2 on the form), you may want to consider the following:

  • What would happen if nothing is changed?
  • What are other solutions you considered? Why did you reject them?

Print or type your proposal as you would like to see it appear in the regulation book. The boards prefer that revised regulatory language is provided. New or amended text should appear first and be in bold text and underlined. [REGULATORY TEXT BEING DELETED SHOULD BE FULLY CAPITALIZED AND ENCLOSED IN BRACKETS]. It is not necessary to bold and underline text if entire change contains new language.

EXAMPLE:

5 AAC 27.810. Fishing seasons and periods.

(a) In the Togiak and Bay Districts, herring may be taken by purse seines and hand purse seines from April 25 through July 15 [JUNE 1].

Alternatively, you may state your changes in clear sentences. For example, "Extend the season to July 15 in the Togiak and Bay districts."


* I have personally reviewed the information on this form and I certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief the information on this form is true and correct, and that I understand this information is subject to public disclosure.


Write the name of the group that voted to submit the proposal or your name if you are submitting the proposal. This name will be published in the proposal book. The boards of Fisheries and Game will not consider anonymous proposals.


Fill in your address and zip code, and telephone number. These will NOT be published. It simply enables us to reach you if clarification is necessary.




If you do not receive an email confirmation, we have not received your proposal. Please make note of your log number, and contact Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110.