The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:
Agenda Change Requests for Alaska Board of Fisheries 2023/2024 Meeting Cycle due by August 14, 2023
Agenda Change Requests to be reviewed at October 2023 Work Session
The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) announces the approaching deadline for submissions of 2023/2024 meeting cycle agenda change requests (ACRs). ACRs are submitted by the public, advisory committees, and agencies for proposals on regulatory areas and species not set for deliberation in the current meeting cycle.
At its October 12-13, 2023 Work Session in Anchorage at the Egan Convention Center, 555 West 5thAvenue, the board will review ACRs for possible scheduling in the 2023/2024 meeting cycle. In order for the board to approve and schedule an ACR for later in the meeting cycle, the ACR must meet one of the following criteria as established in 5 AAC 39.999.
For a fishery conservation purpose or reason.
To correct an error in a regulation.
To correct an effect on a fishery that was unforeseen when a regulation was adopted.
In addition to the above criteria, the board will not accept an agenda change request that is predominantly allocative in nature in the absence of new information found by the board to be compelling.
The deadline for ACRs is no later than August 14, 2023. Please note that ACRs received regarding “in- cycle” subjects (Lower Cook Inlet, Upper Cook Inlet, and Kodiak Areas finfish) will not be accepted as they are effectively proposals that missed the April 2023 deadline. A postmark is NOT sufficient for timely receipt. ACRs may be submitted online, by mail, or by fax at: