Bristol Bay finfish are on the agenda this week during a five-day meeting running through Dec. 3 at the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in downtown Anchorage.
Hot topics include whether to approve an action plan designating Nushagak River Chinook salmon as a stock of concern.
All portions of the meeting are open to the public. A live video stream is expected to be available on the board’s website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov.
All meeting information including the agenda, roadmap, agency reports, and public and advisory committee comments are available on the meeting website at: https://tinyurl.com/3n5sdrxr or by contacting Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110.
People not attending the meeting in person can still submit Record Copies via fax or on the board’s website: https://tinyurl.com/3dc3e3nf. They are expected to be posted on the meeting page as they are submitted.
Public testimony then continues today (Wednesday) and committee work begins once public testimony concludes.
The board’s Committee of the Whole is slated to discuss proposals 11-13, including three proposals for the Nushagak-Mulchatna King Salmon Management Plan and king salmon harvest reporting. Those present at the meeting are allowed to participate during the Committee of the Whole session.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Committee of the Whole is to discuss 18 proposals (14-32) on subsistence and sport fishing, and then commercial salmon and herring fisheries proposals 33 through 62.
Deliberations will likely begin on Friday, December 2nd and the meeting is to conclude on Saturday, Dec. 3.