Submit A Written Comment
Ways to Submit

On-Time Comments (prior to the comment deadline):

Comment deadlines are generally two weeks prior to each meeting. Please see Board of Fisheries, Board of Game, or Joint Board of Fisheries and Game meeting information to verify comment deadlines. On-time comments will be included in materials provided to the board prior to the meeting.

Online Comment Form

Select the relevant meeting from the menu on the Board of Fisheries or Board of Game home page, or visit the relevant meeting web page for a link to the comment form. Follow the directions on the online form to submit comments to the board. You may either type your comments directly into the form or upload a Word document or PDF file. If you have technical difficulties, questions, or other issues, please contact the Board Support section at 907-465-4110


Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Boards Support Section
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Comments via mail must be received (not postmarked) by the due date.


(907) 465-6094

In Person

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Boards Support Section
1255 W. 8th Street
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Commenting Guidelines

  1. Verify the comment deadline for the relevant meeting. If the deadline has passed, see "Record Copies" above.
  2. Include your name and/or organization at the top of your comments.
  3. Include the proposal number(s) you are commenting on. Feel free to comment on multiple proposals in a single comment.
  4. Clearly indicate your support or opposition to each proposal.
  5. Describe your reasoning.
  6. Limit comments to 100 single-sided pages or the equivalent.
  7. Comments with personal or inflammatory remarks or inappropriate language may not be accepted.

Special Notes

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.