Saturday, July 7, 2018

Comment period on five emergency petitions to the Board of Fish extended until July 16th

The Alaska Board of Fisheries meets at the Egan Center July 17th to decide five emergency petitions. Two of these petitions propose to shut down the South Alaska Peninsula salmon fisheries. The deadline to submit comments for the emergency petitions meeting has been extended until July 16th. There will be no opportunity for public comment at the July 17th meeting. You can find the fourth revised meeting notice here.
You can read the petitions by BBNA and the Chignik AC that would close down the Area M South Peninsula fisheries at this link.
You can submit comments at the Board of Fish website by clicking the 'Comment on Emergency petitions' button and writing your comment to the Board by the extended deadline of July 16th.
There is a regular Board meeting scheduled in February to discuss Chignik and South Peninsula salmon fisheries. The Board should deny the BBNA and Chignik petitions and wait to discuss the concerns at the upcoming February meeting.

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