Proposal Deadline - 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Alaska Board of Fisheries is accepting proposed changes to the subsistence, commercial, personal use, sport, guided sport, and guided sport ecotourism finfish regulations for the Bristol Bay, Artic-Yukon-Kuskokwim and Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Islands management areas. Finfish includes: salmon, herring, trout, groundfish, char, burbot, northern pike, whitefish, Pacific cod, sablefish, shark, pollock, etc., but does not include halibut.
The board is accepting proposed changes to the subsistence, commercial, personal use, sport, guided sport, and guided sport ecotourism finfish provisions regulations. Examples of "statewide finfish" regulations can be found in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code and include, but are not limited to, policy for the management of sustainable salmon fisheries, policy for the management of mixed stock fisheries, policy for statewide salmon escapement goals, possession of sport-caught fish, fishing by proxy, etc.
To ensure that the proposed booklets are distributed well in advance of the board meetings and the fishing season, the board has set 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 as the proposal deadline.
Proposals may be submitted by mail, fax or online:
ADF&G, Boards Support Section
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
Proposals must be received by the 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 deadline at the Board Support Section office in Juneau. A postmark is NOT sufficient for timely receipt. You are encouraged to submit proposals at the earliest possible date.
Please use the Board of Fisheries proposal form, available from any office of the Boards Support Section or on our website at:
Proposals must contain a contact telephone number and address. Please print or type the individual's name or organization's name as appropriate. A fax is acceptable and considered an original. Currently, we are unable to accept submission of proposal via email. We are working with our information technology section and hope to be able to offer this option soon.
All proposals are reviewed by the board's proposal review committee prior to publication. Language that is emotionally charged detracts frm the substance of the proposal. It may draw opposition that may not be germane to the element(s) of the proposal and may elicit nonresponsive charges from the public/board members. The proposal review committee reserves the right to edit proposals containing offensive language. Proposals published in the proposal book will be referenced with the appropriate Alaska Administrative Code citation and include a brief description of the action requested. Following publication, proposal booklets will be available to advisory committees and the public for review and comment.
Proposals received per the above "Call for Proposals" deadline will be considered by the Board of Fisheries during the October 2012 through March 2013 meeting schedule.
For more information, please contact the Alaska Board of Fisheries Executive Director at (907) 465-4110.