Story last updated at 2/18/2009 - 11:53 am
JUNEAU - The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet Feb. 17-26 at Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka to consider proposals concerning regulatory changes to the Southeast Alaska and Yakutat Area sport, commercial, and personal use fisheries for salmon, herring, groundfish and other finfish.
Proposals have been submitted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, local fish and game advisory committees, fishing organizations, and the general public seeking adjustments to the fishing regulations and management plans for Southeastern Alaska and the Yakutat Area.
The board will take oral public testimony at the meeting. Anyone wishing to testify before the board must sign up at the meeting site in Sitka before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18. Public testimony will continue until everyone who has signed up has been given the opportunity to be heard. Members of the public will be given three minutes each for personal testimony before the board.
Written comments on specific proposals will be accepted and distributed to members during the meeting up until they begin deliberation on the proposal. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting; mailed to: Alaska Board of Fisheries, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526; or faxed to 465-6094.
Deliberations on the proposals will begin following public testimony and continue through the remainder of the meeting. Copies of the proposals, agenda, "roadmap," and staff comments can be viewed online at: www.boards.adfg.state.ak.us/fishinfo/meetinfo/fcal.php