Fisheries Board to Take Up Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Islands Finfish Issues

A number of finfish issues – 48 in all – will be up for
discussion Feb. 26 through March 4 before the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting
in Anchorage.
On tap are proposals to increase harvest levels for Aleutian
Islands district state waters Pacific cod guidelines, as well as bycatch
issues, changes in fisheries management plans and more.
An announcement released from the board this week reminds
that all portions of the meeting are open to the public, and a live audio
stream will be available on the Board of Fisheries’ website, at
Documents submitted to the board are intended to be posted online throughout
the meeting.
Copies of advanced meeting materials, including the agenda
and roadmap can be obtained by contacting the Boards Support Section at
1-907-465-4110 or viewed online at
Written public comments limited to 10 single-sided or five
double-sided pages in length from any one individual or group will be accepted
as a record copy, but will not be inserted in board member workbooks until the
start of the meeting, and will only be accepted until the board begins
deliberation of proposals.
Once deliberations begin, the board will only accept written
public comments that are no more than five single-sided pages or the equivalent
double-sided pages, unless specific information is requested by the board that
requires more pages than allowed under this standard.