BOF accepting proposed changes through April 11

Proposals for change in regulations for consideration by the Alaska Board of Fisheries  in its 2017-2018 meeting cycle are being accepted through April 17, via email, mail or fax.

In an announcement on Nov. 23, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game specified it is seeking proposed changes in the subsistence, personal use, sport, guided sport and commercial fishing regulations for Southeast and Yakutat finfish and shellfish, Prince William Sound finfish, and statewide, except Southeast and Yakutat, Dungeness crab and other shellfish general provisions.

The board may also consider subsistence proposals for other topics, including other areas, under the state’s subsistence proposal policy if proposals are submitted within this deadline and the board determines they meet the criteria in state regulations.  The deadline is set to ensure the proposal book is finished in advance of the board meetings.

Submit proposals online at, email them to [email protected], or mail them to  ADF&G, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, Ak 99811-5526, or fax them to 1-907-465-6094.

For more information call the executive director of the board at 1-907-465-4110.