NPFMC, AK Board of Fisheries Plan Joint Meeting

Federal fisheries officials have announced an upcoming meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council with the Alaska Board of Fisheries on Oct. 17 in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss issues of joint concern, including salmon fishery management in Cook Inlet.

Also up for discussion will be a status report on Southeast Chinook salmon management, the status of Pacific cod stocks, an overview of total allowable catch allocation and federal management of Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands cod, an update on the council initiative of BSAI cod fishery participation, an update on council action of Aleutian Islands cod community and shoreside processor protections, an overview of state management of Pacific cod fisheries, and a review of state-managed Pacific cod proposals.

Public comment letters should be sent either electronically to the council’s executive director, David Witherell, at or mailed to North Pacific Fishery Management Council 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.

The agenda is subject to change. The latest version is posted at