Onlookers welcome the Cordova fishing fleet back from the first Copper River opener of 2023. Photo by Tammy Allen

The Alaska Salmon Research Task Force, created by Congress in response to recent unprecedented shifts in Pacific salmon abundance in Alaska, will hold a two-day public meeting Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 in Anchorage. 

Interested participants may join in person, virtually, or via conference call. 

The meeting time for both days is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alaska time. Public comment will be accepted from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. 

For those wishing to attend in person, the meeting will be at the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center in downtown Anchorage.   

To attend via conference call participants should dial 1-888-946-3810 and enter the passcode salmon. 

The taskforce is mandated to compile science and traditional knowledge, to identify what is known about salmon in Alaska, data gaps and research needed. Information gathered is to be used to develop a coordinated salmon research strategy for sustainable management in Alaska. 


All task force meetings are open to the public and time is reserved at the end of each bi-monthly task force meeting for public comment. 

The deadline for submitting feedback and written comment forms online is March 15, 2024.