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Proposal deadline April 10, 2018. The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) is issuing its 2018/2019 Call for Proposals for changes in the subsistence, personal... Board of Fish asking for proposals to change regs

Proposal deadline April 10, 2018.

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) is issuing its 2018/2019 Call for Proposals for changes in the subsistence, personal use, sport, guided sport, and commercial fishing regulations for the Bristol Bay finfish, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim finfish, Alaska Peninsula-Aleutian Islands-Chignik finfish, and Statewide finfish general provisions. The board may also accept subsistence related proposals from other regions if they meet criteria identified in 5 AAC 96.916(a).

Alaska is unique among states in allowing the general public to propose regulations and changes to regulations in the management of fisheries and wildlife.

The deadline for proposals is April 10, 2018.

Proposals may be submitted online, email, mail or fax at:

Online:            www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov

Email:             dfg.bof.comments@alaska.gov (Adobe PDF documents only)

Mail:                ADF&G, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Fax:                 (907) 465-6094

Proposals must be received by Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Boards Support Section office in Juneau.  postmark is NOT sufficient for timely receipt.

The Board of Fisheries proposal form, including the online proposal form, is available at the Boards Support website, http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.forms. Proposal forms are also available at any Boards Support office. Proposals must be submitted on the current approved form. Any additional information provided with the form, such as tables, Internet web links, or charts, will not be included in the proposal book.

The completed proposal form must contain a contact telephone number and address. Email addresses are appreciated. Please print or type the individual’s or organization’s name as appropriate.

Responsive proposals received by the proposal deadline will be considered by the Board of Fisheries during the October 2018 through March 2019 meeting schedule.

Lee Leschper

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