Coronavirus Concerns Delay 20/21 Proposals Deadline

The board is seeking regulatory proposals for 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 shellfish (including the Upper Copper River and Upper Susitna River), and all other shellfish Statewide. The board may also accept subsistence related proposals from other regions if they meet criteria identified in 5 AAC 96.916(a).

Given complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) is delaying its 2020/2021 Call for Proposals deadline to April 24, 2020.

The revised deadline for proposals is Friday, April 24, 2020.

Proposals may be submitted online, email, mail or fax at:

Online:            www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov

Email:             dfg.bof.comments@alaska.gov

Mail:               ADF&G, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Fax:                 (907) 465-6094

With current efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the public is requested to not hand deliver proposals to ADF&G offices. Proposals must be received by Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Boards Support Section office in Juneau. A postmark is NOT sufficient for timely receipt.

The Board of Fisheries proposal form, including the online proposal form, is available at the Boards Support website, http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.forms. Proposal forms are also available at any Boards Support office. Proposals must be submitted on the current approved form. Any additional information provided with the form, such as tables, Internet web links, or charts, will not be included in the proposal book.

The completed proposal form must contain a contact telephone number and address. Email addresses are appreciated. Please print or type the individual’s or organization’s name as appropriate.

Responsive proposals received by the proposal deadline will be considered by the Board of Fisheries during the October 2020 through March 2021 meeting schedule.

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