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Subsistence in Alaska
Federal Subsistence

Some subsistence hunting and fishing in Alaska is regulated by agencies of the federal government.

The State of Alaska provides information to the Federal Subsistence Board through the State-Federal Subsistence Liaison Office including biological and statistical data, official State comments to proposed regulation and other issues decided by the board.

For information about subsistence hunting and fishing on federal lands and waters regulated by the Federal Subsistence Board, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Subsistence Management.

For information about subsistence hunting for sea otters, polar bears, and walrus, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For information about subsistence hunting for seals, sea lions, and whales, contact the National Marine Fisheries Service.

For information about spring and summer hunts for migratory waterfowl, contact the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council

For information about subsistence fishing for halibut, contact the National Marine Fisheries Service