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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE

REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF GAME

 

Notice is given that the Alaska Board of Game, under the authority of Title 16, Alaska Statutes, proposes to adopt, amend, or repeal regulations in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the use and taking of game.  Regulations subject to board action are in 5 AAC 84, 85, 92, 98 and 99 for the Arctic/Western and Interior Regions including statewide reauthorization of antlerless moose hunts and brown bear tag fee exemptions as described below:

 

For the Arctic/Western Region, Game Management Units 18, 22, 23, and 26A, and the Interior Region Game Management Units 12, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26B, and 26C, the following subject matter areas to be addressed are:

 

A.    TRAPPING SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS for furbearers, including but not limited to: beaver, coyote, mink, marten, otter, muskrat, squirrel, marmot, fox, weasel, lynx, black bear, and wolves.

 

B.    HUNTING SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS for all species including, but not limited to: bison, moose, caribou, black bear, brown bear, Dall sheep, musk ox, wolves, wolverine, lynx, fur animals, small game, unclassified game, and deleterious exotic wildlife.  In addition, the potential for Tier I or Tier II subsistence hunting for each population; and the reauthorization of antlerless moose hunts.

 

C.    LICENSES, HARVEST TICKETS, HARVEST REPORTS, TAGS, FEES, AND PERMITS including, but not limited to: discretionary and required permit hunt conditions and procedures; discretionary trapping permit conditions and procedures; reauthorization of brown bear tag fee exemptions statewide; special provisions for moose, brown bear, and Dall sheep hunts; taking game by proxy, youth hunts, and permits and guide requirements for hunting black bear and brown bear with the use of bait or scent lures, using of game meat for bear bait, and trapping bears.

 

D. HUNTING AND TRAPPING METHODS AND MEANS including, but not limited to: lawful methods of taking game, big game, and furbearers including restrictions to ammunition for taking wildfowl, and prohibiting the use of snares for taking bears.,

 

E.    POSSESSION, TRANSPORTATION, AND USE OF GAME including, but not limited to:  Restrictions to bag limits; evidence of sex and identity including black bear in Unit 20; destruction of trophy value including moose antlers in Unit 20; sealing and salvage requirements including wildfowl in Unit 18 and brown bear taken at bait stations; and purchase and sale of game and parts of game including caribou antlers in Unit 23.

 

F.    GAME MANAGEMENT UNITS: Description of Game Management Unit boundaries for Units 18, 19, and 21, and 26.

 

G.     RESTRICTED AREAS including, but not limited to: areas closed to hunting and trapping; management areas including Minto Flats Management Area, a youth hunt management area in Unit 20, and allowing use of muzzle loading rifles in the Dalton Highway Corridor Management Area,; controlled use areas including Kanuti, Anaktuvuk Pass, Nenana, Glacier Valley Mountain, Wood River, and new Controlled Use Areas in Unit 20.

 

H.  INTENSIVE / PREDATOR MANAGEMENT for all prey populations and populations having a positive finding as identified big game prey populations including predation control areas implementation plans including Units 19, 12, 20; bear snaring in predation control areas; population and harvest objections; and related findings.

 

I.     CUSTOMARY AND TRADITIONAL USES OF GAME POPULATIONS including but not limited to: customary and traditional use findings and amounts reasonably necessary for subsistence uses of game including caribou and muskox.

       

The proposed regulation changes are available on the Board of Game website at www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo or through the ADF&G Boards Support Section Office at (907) 465-4110.  Other informational documents including intensive management operational plans will also be available on this website.

 

You may comment on the proposed regulations, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes by submitting written comments limited to no more than 100 single sided or 50 double sided pages to the Alaska Board of Game, Boards Support Section at P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, or by fax to (907) 465-6094, or electronic submission at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. December 27, 2013 for the Arctic/Western Region meeting and 5:00 p.m. January 31, 2014 for the Interior Region meeting.

 

Unless otherwise specified for a particular meeting in a published notice, written public comments over 100 single sided or 50 double sided pages in length from any one individual or group related to proposals at any one meeting will not be accepted.  Written comments limited to 10 single sided or 5 double sided pages in length from any one individual or group will be accepted after the two-week deadline, but will not be inserted in the board member workbooks until the beginning of the meeting.

 

Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Game at any time before the proposal is taken up by the board in deliberations, but as a practical matter, written comments should be submitted to the Boards Support Section office at the above address or fax number by the two-week comment deadline to ensure inclusion in the board workbooks. During the meeting, written comments from any one individual or group may be submitted by hand delivery if 20 copies are provided.  Written comments that are submitted are public record and are subject to public inspection.

 

Each meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the meeting dates noted below.  The public hearing portions for each meeting will begin after staff reports and continue until everyone who has signed up and is present when called has been given the opportunity to be heard.  However, state advisory committee representatives may elect to provide testimony at a later portion of the meetings.

 

Additional public hearings may be held throughout the meeting just before consideration and adoption of proposed changes in the regulations. The board will take oral testimony only from those who register before the cut-off time announced by the board chair at each regulator meeting.  The length of oral statements may be limited to three to five minutes, or less.  Anyone interested in, or affected by, the subject matter contained in this legal notice should make written or oral comments if they wish to have their views considered by the board.

 

Tentative Meeting Schedule

 

Arctic/Western Region Meeting

(Game Management Units 18, 22, 23, and 26A)

January 10 – 13, 2014

National Guard Armory, 605 3rd Avenue, Kotzebue,  Alaska

 

Interior Region Meeting

(Game Management Units 12, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26B, and 26C)

February 14 – 23, 2014

Alpine Lodge, 4920 Dale Rd, Fairbanks, Alaska

 

Any changes to meeting locations, dates or times, or rescheduling of topics or subject matter will be announced by news release.  Please watch for these announcements in the news media or call (907) 465-4110.  Please carefully review the PROPOSAL INDEX available for the meeting for all specific proposal issues to be addressed by the board.  Copies of the proposal indices are in the proposal book for each relevant meeting and available on-line at:  www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo.

 

A live audio stream of the board meeting is intended to be available at each meeting and can be accessed on the Board of Game website at: www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov .

 

Anyone interested in or affected by subsistence and general hunting or trapping regulations is hereby informed that, by publishing this legal notice the Board of Game may consider any or all of the subject areas covered by this notice.  THE BOARD IS NOT LIMITED BY THE SPECIFIC LANGUAGE OR CONFINES OF THE ACTUAL PROPOSALS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED BY THE PUBLIC OR STAFF.  Pursuant to AS 44.62.200, the board may review the full range of activities appropriate to any of the subjects listed in this notice.  The board may make changes to the hunting and trapping regulations as may be required to ensure the subsistence priority in AS 16.05.258 including reexamining customary and traditional use findings and determinations for amounts reasonably necessary for subsistence use.  After the public hearing, the Board of Game may adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or amend, reject, supplement, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED.

 

If you are a person with a disability who may need special accommodations in order to participate in this process, please contact Robert Pearson at (907) 465-4110 no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of each meeting to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

 

Statutory Authority:   AS 16.05, AS 16.30.

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 16.05.255; AS 16.05.256;

AS 16.05.258; AS 16.05.405; AS 16.05.407; AS 16.05.346; AS 16.05.340; AS 16.30.010 – .030;

AS 16.05.330; AS 16.05.780; and AS 16.05.783.

 

Fiscal Information:  The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

                                                                                                               

DATE:  December 4, 2013                                                             

Kristy Tibbles, Executive Director

Alaska Board of Game

465-4110A

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS NOTICE INFORMATION

(AS 44.62.190(d))

 

1.    Adopting agency:  Alaska Board of Game

 

2.    General subject of regulation:  Hunting and trapping regulations for Arctic, Western, and Interior Regions

 

3.    Citation of regulations: 5 AAC 84, 85, 92, 98, and 99

 

4.    Department of Law file numbers:  JU2013200542, JU2013200546

 

5.    Reason for the proposed action:

(   )  compliance with federal law

(   )  compliance with new or changed state statute

(   )  compliance with court order

(   )  development of program standards

(X)  other: Regularly scheduled topics for the Arctic/Western and Interior Regions at the Board of Game meetings and other miscellaneous provisions. Implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions of AS 16.05– AS 16.30

 

6.    Appropriation/Allocation:  Natural Resources and all RDUs

 

7.    Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding:  It is not possible to estimate costs. However, this action is not expected to require an increased appropriation.

 

8.    The name of the contact person for the regulations:

 

Name:                        Kristy Tibbles

Title:                            Executive Director, Board Game

Address:                    Boards Support Section

Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game

PO Box 115526

Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Telephone:               (907) 465-4110

E-mail:                        kristy.tibbles@alaska.gov

 

9.    The origin of the proposed action:

 

__X__       staff of state agency

__X__       federal government

__X__       general public

 

10.  Date: December 4, 2013                     Prepared by:                  _____________________________

Kristy Tibbles, Executive Director

Alaska Board of Game

(907) 465-4110
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Alaska Board of Fisheries to Meet in Anchorage, December 5-6, 2013 on Chignik Finfish
 

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will meet December 5-6, 2013, at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, Hilton Hotel, 555 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska.  During this two-day public meeting, the  board will meet to consider 8 proposals regarding the Chignik Finfish region submitted by the general public, fishing organizations, local Fish and Game Advisory Committees, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The board will also consider a board generated proposal to change the date agenda requests are due.

 

In addition to submitting written public comments, the board also invites members of the public to give oral public testimony during the meeting beginning December 5. Any person intending to testify must sign up at the meeting site at the Egan Civic Center in Anchorage. The tentative deadline for signing up will be at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, December 5. Public testimony will continue until members of the public who have signed up before the deadline and who are present have been given an opportunity to testify.

 

All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is intended to be available on the Board of Fisheries’ website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov.  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 Boards Support Section at 907-465-4110 or viewed online at:  http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo.

 

The board encourages the public to submit written comments on specific proposals.  Written public comments limited to 10 single-sided or 5 double-sided pages in length from any one individual or group will be accepted as a record copy (RC), but will not be inserted in board member workbooks until the beginning of the meeting, and will only be accepted until the board begins deliberation of proposals. 

 

Once deliberation of proposals begin at a board meeting, the board will ONLY accept written public comments that are not 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.

 

During the meeting, written public comments from any one individual or group may be submitted by hand delivery at any time if 27 copies are provided; as a practical matter, comments submitted after the board begins deliberations on relevant proposals are likely to receive less consideration than comments submitted earlier.  Individuals not attending the meeting can submit written comments by fax to (907) 465-6094. 

 



 

 
Alaska Board of Fisheries to Meet in Anchorage, December 8-11, 2013 on Lower Cook Inlet Finfish
 

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will meet December 8-11, 2013, at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, Hilton Hotel, 555 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska.  During this four-day public meeting, the  board will meet to consider 45 proposals regarding the Lower Cook Inlet region submitted by the general public, fishing organizations, local Fish and Game Advisory Committees, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

 

In addition to submitting written public comments, the board also invites members of the public to give oral public testimony during the meeting beginning December 8. Any person intending to testify must sign up at the meeting site at the Egan Civic Center in Anchorage. The tentative deadline for signing up will be at 1:00p.m on Sunday, December 8. Public testimony will continue until members of the public who have signed up before the deadline and who are present have been given an opportunity to testify.

 

All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is intended to be available on the Board of Fisheries’ website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov.  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 Boards Support Section at 907-465-4110 or viewed online at:  http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo.

 

The board encourages the public to submit written comments on specific proposals.  Written public comments limited to 10 single-sided or 5 double-sided pages in length from any one individual or group will be accepted as a record copy (RC), but will not be inserted in board member workbooks until the beginning of the meeting, and will only be accepted until the board begins deliberation of proposals. 

 

Once deliberation of proposals begin at a board meeting, the board will ONLY accept written public comments that are not 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.

 

During the meeting, written public comments from any one individual or group may be submitted by hand delivery at any time if 27 copies are provided; as a practical matter, comments submitted after the board begins deliberations on relevant proposals are likely to receive less consideration than comments submitted earlier.  Individuals not attending the meeting can submit written comments by fax to (907) 465-6094. 

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Alaska Board of Game / NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
« Last post by mudbrook on September 25, 2013, 04:27:21 PM »
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE

ALASKA BOARD OF GAME


 

The Alaska Board of Game (board) will conduct a one-day meeting on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel located at 500 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, beginning at 9:00 am.  No regulatory action will be taken at the meeting. Agenda topics include:  approval of the 2014/2015 meeting schedule, review of the board long term schedule, informational reports provided by the Department of Fish and Game, and administrative issues that may come before the board.

 

The meeting is open to the public but no oral public testimony will be taken.  Written comments may be mailed to:  Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK  99811-5526, or faxed to:  (907) 465-6094.  The deadline for submitting written comments has been extended to October 3, 2013. 

 

The audio of the meeting is intended to be streamed live on the website at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.main.  The agenda, a list of reports, and any other meeting documents will be available prior to the meeting on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Board of Game, meeting information webpage at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo

 

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in any of these public meetings, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110 no later than Friday, October 4, 2013 to make any necessary arrangements.

 

For more information about the meeting, contact Kristy Tibbles at 465-4110. 

 

 

                                                                                                September 24, 2013   

Kristy Tibbles, Executive Director                                          Date                           

ADF&G, Boards Support Section

 

 

Robert Pearson

Publications Specialist II

Boards Support Section

Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game

907-465-6097

P.O. Box 115526
1255 W. 8th Street
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

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General Discussion / NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
« Last post by mudbrook on May 08, 2013, 08:56:55 AM »
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES


 

The Joint Protocol Committee of the Board of Fisheries (BOF) and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Juneau at Centennial Hall.  This committee is made up of three BOF members and three NPFMC members.  No regulatory action will be taken at this meeting.  The meeting primarily offers an opportunity to exchange information. 

 

Agenda topics include: Gulf of Alaska Non-pollock Trawl Chinook Salmon Bycatch Caps, Salmon Bycatch, Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch Management, Restructured Observer Program and Electronic Monitoring, Steller Sea Lion EIS, Pacific Cod and other groundfish proposals to the Board of Fisheries, and miscellaneous state/federal issues. 

 

The committee will take oral public testimony during this meeting.  The testimony is scheduled to follow the “Staff Reports” section of the agenda.  The deadline to sign up for public testimony will also be after the conclusion of the “Staff Reports” section of the agenda.

 

The agenda and meeting materials will be available through the Department of Fish and Game Boards Support Section and will also be posted on the Board of Fisheries website at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=process.main

For information about the meeting or meeting materials, contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110.

 

If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

 

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Alaska Board of Fisheries to Meet in Anchorage, February 26-March 4, 2013

 

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will meet February 26-March 4, 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel, 401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska. During this seven-day public meeting, the board will consider 48 proposals regarding Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Islands finfish issues that have been submitted by the general public, fishing organizations, local Fish and Game Advisory Committees, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

 

In addition to submitting written public comments, the board also invites members of the public to give oral public testimony during the meeting beginning February 26. Any person intending to testify must sign up at the meeting site at the Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27. Public testimony will continue until members of the public who have signed up before the deadline and who are present have been given an opportunity to testify.

 

All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is intended to be available on the Board of Fisheries’ website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov. 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 Boards Support Section at 907-465-4110 or viewed online at:  http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo.

 

The board encourages the public to submit written comments on specific proposals. Written public comments limited to 10 single-sided or 5 double-sided pages in length from any one individual or group will be accepted as a record copy (RC), but will not be inserted in board member workbooks until the beginning of the meeting, and will only be accepted until the board begins deliberation of proposals.

 

NEW PUBLIC COMMENT STANDARD:  Once deliberation of proposals begin at a board meeting, the board will ONLY accept written public comments that are not 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.

 

During the meeting, written public comments from any one individual or group may be submitted by hand delivery at any time if 25 copies are provided; as a practical matter, comments submitted after the board begins deliberations on relevant proposals are likely to receive less consideration than comments submitted earlier. Individuals not attending the meeting can submit written comments by fax to (907) 465-6094.

 
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Alaska Board of Game / NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
« Last post by mudbrook on February 03, 2013, 12:24:00 PM »
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES’ UPPER COOK INLET TASK FORCE


 

The Upper Cook Inlet Task Force of the Board of Fisheries (Board) will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Challenger Learning Center, 9711 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, Alaska. 

 

The Board established the Task Force to evaluate options for possible changes to the Kenai River Late-Run King Salmon Management Plan and associated Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries regulations.  This Task Force is made up of two Board members (who serve as co-chairs of the Task Force), three Upper Subdistrict set gillnet fishers, one drift gillnet fisher, two sports fishers, one sports guide, one personal use (dip net) fisher, and one marine recreation member.

 

The Task Force Mission and Organization Statement and any additional information regarding the Task Force is located on the Board of Fisheries website at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.taskforce

 

No regulatory action will be taken at this meeting.  It is intended that parliamentary procedures for Task Force work will follow the “New England Town Meeting” style, and that Task Force co-chairs will manage the meeting in a manner that encourages open and respectful exchange of information and ideas, seeking to achieve resolution of misunderstandings and consensus solutions where possible. 

 

After the Task Force has completed the work from this meeting a written summary will be prepared to capture and summarize the general discussion and any recommendations of the Task Force, which will then be made available to the public.

 

Agenda topics for this meeting will include but not be limited to: continuing discussion on management strategies when the Alaska Department of Fish and Game projects abundance below escapement goals of the Kenai River Late-Run King salmon fishery.

 

The agenda and meeting materials will be available through the Department of Fish and Game Boards Support Section and will also be posted on the Board of Fisheries website above.  Audio streaming will not be available on the website for this meeting.  For information about the meeting or meeting materials, contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110.

 

If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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Alaska Board of Game / SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE
« Last post by mudbrook on January 28, 2013, 11:15:14 AM »
SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE

REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES


 
This is a SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE adding to the NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES that was issued on November 2, 2012, hereby incorporated by reference, concerning proposed regulation changes in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code.  This SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE is being issued to notify the public of the following topic being added to the Board of Fisheries (board) schedule to be considered at the meeting noted:

 

The following additional topic will be addressed at the board’s Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Islands Finfish meeting scheduled for February 26 – March 4, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel, 401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska:

 

IN THE BRISTOL BAY AREA:  Consider a board-generated proposal to establish provisions, for the Ugashik and Egegik districts, to allow a person who holds two Bristol Bay CFEC set gillnet permits to "stack" those permits and operate extra gillnet gear within certain gear specifications, including length of gear and gear marking requirements (5 AAC 06.331).

 

All other provisions posted in the November 2, 2012 NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES remain the same, including the public comment periods and tentative meeting schedule. 

 

For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, or for a copy of the November 2, 2012 NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK  99811-5526, phone 907-465-4110, or access the Internet at:

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo

 

Statutory Authority:  AS 16.05 – AS 16.20; AS 16.40

Statutes being implemented, interpreted, or made specific:  AS 16.05

Fiscal Information:  The proposed regulatory actions are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

 

Date:  January 23, 2013          _______________________________________

                                                                        Monica Wellard, Executive Director

                                                                        Alaska Board of Fisheries

 



ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS NOTICE INFORMATION

(AS 44.62.190(d))

 

 

1.         Adopting Agency:  Alaska Board of Fisheries

 

2.         General subject of regulation:  Set gillnet specifications and operations in the Bristol Bay Area.

 

3.         Citation of regulations:  5 AAC 06.331

 

4.         Reason for proposed action:  To consider allowing a person who holds two Bristol Bay CFEC set gillnet permits to "stack" those permits and operate extra gillnet gear in the Ugashik and Egegik Districts.

 

5.         Appropriation/Allocation:  Natural Resources and all RDUs.

 

6.         Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding:  These actions are not expected to require any additional costs.

 

7.         The name of the contact person for the regulations:

 

                        Monica Wellard, Executive Director

                        Alaska Board of Fisheries

                        PO Box 115526

                        Juneau, AK  99811-5526

                        (907) 465-4110

 

8.         The origin of the proposed action:  Board of Fisheries (board-generated proposal)

           

 

9.         Date:  January 23, 2013                      Prepared by:   ___________________         

                                                                                    Monica Wellard, Executive Director

                                                                                    Alaska Board of Fisheries

                                                                                    (907) 465-4110

 

 

 

PROPOSAL 250 - 5 AAC 06.331.  Gillnet specifications and operations.  For the Ugashik and Egegik districts, establish provisions to allow a person who holds two Bristol Bay CFEC set gillnet permits to "stack" those permits and operate extra gillnet gear within certain gear specifications, including length of gear and gear marking requirements, as follows:

 

5 AAC 06.331 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:

(v)  In the Ugashik and Egegik Districts, a CFEC permit holder who holds two Bristol Bay set gillnet permits may not operate more than four set gillnets, and the aggregate length of set gillnets operated by the CFEC permit holder may not exceed 100 fathoms.  A single set gillnet may not exceed 50 fathoms in length. The buoys must be marked as specified in 5 AAC 06.334 and 5 AAC 39.280 with both of the CFEC permit holder's five digit permit numbers followed by the letter "D".  In addition, at least one cork every 10 fathoms along the cork line must be plainly and legibly marked with both CFEC permit numbers.  All identifiers must be displayed in a manner that is plainly visible, unobscured, and in a color that contrasts with the background.

 

ISSUE:  Whether to allow set gillnet permit stacking in selected districts of Bristol Bay.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF NOTHING IS DONE?  Set gillnet permit stacking will not be allowed in Bristol Bay.  This may allow new participants to enter the fishery as multiple permit holders divest.  However, it may also increase difficulty for families to retain possession of permits as family members leave and re-enter the fishery in response to changing circumstances.

 

WILL THE QUALITY OF THE RESOURCE HARVESTED OR PRODUCTS PRODUCED BE IMPROVED?  No.

 

WHO IS LIKELY TO BENEFIT?  Set gillnet fishermen who are able to own and fish two permits.

 

WHO IS LIKELY TO SUFFER?  Unknown.

 

OTHER SOLUTIONS CONSIDERED?  The board considered repealing the sunset clause for this regulation at the December 2012 meeting in Naknek and subsequently voted to allow the regulation to sunset.

 

PROPOSED BY:  Alaska Board of Fisheries.

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Alaska Board of Game / NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
« Last post by mudbrook on December 20, 2012, 06:20:42 PM »
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE

ALASKA BOARD OF GAME


 

The Alaska Board of Game (board) will conduct a one-day meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Harrigan Centennial Hall located at 330 Harbor Drive, Sitka, Alaska, beginning at 9:00 am.  The meeting is in addition to the Southeast Region meeting which is scheduled to begin January 11, 2013, also at the Harrigan Centennial Hall.  No regulatory action will be taken at the January 10th meeting.

Agenda topics for the one day meeting include:  election of officers; approval of the 2013/2014 Board meeting schedule; informational reports provided by the Department of Fish and Game; a report from the Big Game Commercial Services Board concerning issues of over-lapping jurisdiction with the Board of Game; and a discussion on the moratorium on accepting proposals relating to the Denali wolf buffer zone.

The meeting is open to the public but no oral public testimony will be taken.  Written comments may be mailed to:  Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK  99811-5526, or faxed to:  (907) 465-6094.  The deadline for submitting written comments is December 28, 2012.

 

The audio of the meeting is intended to be streamed live on the website at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.main.  The agenda, a list of reports, and any other meeting documents will be available prior to the meeting on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Board of Game, meeting information webpage at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo

 

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in any of these public meetings, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110 no later than Friday, January 4, 2013 to make any necessary arrangements.

 

For more information about the meeting, contact Kristy Tibbles at 465-4110. 

 

 

                                                                                                December 20, 2012

Kristy Tibbles, Executive Director                                     Date                           

ADF&G, Boards Support Section

 

 

 
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Alaska Board of Game / NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE
« Last post by mudbrook on December 19, 2012, 05:38:02 PM »
NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE

REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF GAME


 

The Alaska Board of Game proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the use and taking of game.  Regulations subject to board action are in 5 AAC 84, 85, 92, 98 and 99 for the Southeast, Southcentral, and Central/Southwest Regions including statewide reauthorization of antlerless moose hunts and brown bear tag fee exemptions.  The board will also address additional topics for other Game Management Units and statewide provisions as described below:

 

For the Southeast Region, Game Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, the Southcentral Region, Game Management Units 6, 7, 8, 14C, and 15, and the Central/Southwest Region, Game Management Units 9, 10, 11, 13, 14A, 14B, 16, and 17, the following subject matter areas to be addressed are:

 

A.  TRAPPING SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS for furbearers, including but not limited to: beaver, coyote, mink, marten, otter, muskrat, squirrel, fisher, marmot, fox, weasel, lynx, black bear, and wolves. 

 

B.  HUNTING SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS for all species including, but not limited to: bison, elk, moose, goat, caribou, black bear, brown bear, deer, Dall sheep, wolves, wolverine, lynx, fur animals, small game, unclassified game, and deleterious exotic wildlife.  In addition, the potential for Tier I or Tier II subsistence hunting for each population; the reauthorization of antlerless moose hunts, and the definition of legal moose antlers for Units 1 and 3.

 

C.  LICENSES, HARVEST TICKETS, HARVEST REPORTS, TAGS, FEES, AND PERMITS including, but not limited to: discretionary and required permit hunt conditions and procedures; discretionary trapping permit conditions and procedures; reauthorization of brown bear tag fee exemptions statewide; special provisions for moose, brown bear, and Dall sheep hunts; permits for hunting black bear and brown bear with the use of bait or scent lures; guide requirements for nonresidents; youth hunts; second degree kindred permit allocation; and community subsistence harvest hunts, areas and conditions including the Copper Basin subsistence harvest hunt which includes Unit 12 and restrictions for hunting in other Game Management Units. 

 

D. HUNTING AND TRAPPING METHODS AND MEANS including, but not limited to: lawful methods of taking game, big game, and furbearers; and use of motorized vehicles for hunting and trapping.

 

E.   POSSESSION, TRANSPORTATION, AND USE OF GAME including, but not limited to:  Restrictions to bag limits; evidence of sex and identity; destruction of trophy value; sealing and salvage requirements; and purchase and sale of game and parts of game.

 

F.   RESTRICTED AREAS including, but not limited to: areas closed to hunting and trapping including the Palmer Creek/Lower Resurrection Creek closed area, and a new closed area in Unit 13 near Denali National Park to taking wolves; closures and restrictions in state game refuges; management areas; and restrictions for use of motorized vehicles in controlled use areas including the Lower Kenai Controlled Use Area; a new controlled use area for the Lindenberg Peninsula.

 

G. INTENSIVE / PREDATOR MANAGEMENT for all prey populations and populations having a positive finding as identified big game prey populations including predation control areas

 

 

 

implementation plans for Units 9, 13, 11, 16, 15; bear snaring in predation control areas; habitat manipulation; population and harvest objections; and related findings.

 

H.  CUSTOMARY AND TRADITIONAL USES OF GAME POPULATIONS including but not limited to: amounts reasonably necessary for subsistence uses for game including wolves.

 

I.    STATEWIDE AND OTHER PROVISIONS:  Seasons and bag limits for caribou in Units 18 and 19; Unit 12 for the Copper Basin community subsistence harvest hunt area and conditions; intensive management for Unit 12; youth hunts for Unit 20; restrictions on the use of pack animals for big game hunting; reauthorization of antlerless moose hunts in all Units, statewide; and the definition for body gripping style of trap.

 

The proposed regulation changes and other informational documents including intensive management feasibility assessments are available on the Board of Game website at www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?
adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo or through the ADF&G Boards Support Section Office at (907) 465-4110.

 

You may comment on the proposed regulations, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes by submitting written comments limited to no more than 100 single sided or 50 double sided pages to the Alaska Board of Game, Boards Support Section at P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, or by fax to (907) 465-6094, so that comments are received no later than two weeks prior to the meeting during which the topic will be considered. 

 

Unless otherwise specified for a particular meeting in a published notice, written public comments over 100 single sided or 50 double sided pages in length from any one individual or group related to proposals at any one meeting will not be accepted.  Written comments limited to 10 single sided or 5 double sided pages in length from any one individual or group will be accepted after the two-week deadline, but will not be inserted in the board member workbooks until the beginning of the meeting.  Written comments may be submitted to the Board of Game at any time before the proposal is taken up by the board in deliberations, but as a practical matter, written comments should be submitted to the Boards Support Section office at the above address or fax number by the two-week comment deadline to ensure inclusion in the board workbooks.  During the meeting written comments from any one individual or group may be submitted by hand delivery if 20 copies are provided.  Written comments that are submitted are public record and are subject to public inspection. 

 

Each meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the meeting dates noted below.  The public hearing portions for each meeting will begin immediately after staff reports and continue until everyone who has signed up and is present when called has been given the opportunity to be heard.  However, state advisory committee representatives may elect to provide testimony at a later portion of the meetings.  Additional public hearings may be held throughout the meeting just before consideration and adoption of proposed changes in the regulations. The board will take oral testimony only from those who register before the cut-off time announced by the board chair at each regulator meeting.  The length of oral statements may be limited to three to five minutes, or less.  Anyone interested in, or affected by, the subject matter contained in this legal notice should make written or oral comments if they wish to have their views considered by the board.



 

 

Tentative Meeting Schedule

 

Southeast Region Meeting

(Game Management Units 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)

January 11 – 15, 2013

Harrigan Centennial Hall, 100 Lincoln Street, Sitka, Alaska

 

Central/Southwest Region Meeting

(Game Management Units 9, 10, 11, 13, 14A 14B, 16 & 17)

February 8 – 15, 2013

Best Western Lake Lucille Inn, 1800 W. Lake Lucille Drive, Wasilla, Alaska

 

Southcentral Region Meeting

(Game Management Units 6, 7, 8, 14C, and 15)

March 15 – 19, 2012

Kenai Cultural Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Hwy; Kenai, Alaska

 

Any changes to meeting locations, dates or times, or rescheduling of topics or subject matter will be announced by news release.  Please watch for these announcements in the news media or call (907) 465-4110.  Please carefully review the PROPOSAL INDEX available for the meeting for all specific proposal issues to be addressed by the board.  Copies of the proposal indices are in the proposal book for each relevant meeting and available on-line at:  www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo.

 

A live audio stream of the board meeting is intended to be available at each meeting and can be accessed on the Board of Game website at: www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov .

 

Anyone interested in or affected by subsistence and general hunting or trapping regulations is hereby informed that, by publishing this legal notice the Board of Game may consider any or all of the subject areas covered by this notice.  THE BOARD IS NOT LIMITED BY THE SPECIFIC LANGUAGE OR CONFINES OF THE ACTUAL PROPOSALS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED BY THE PUBLIC OR STAFF.  Pursuant to AS 44.62.200, the board may review the full range of activities appropriate to any of the subjects listed in this notice.  The board may make changes to the hunting and trapping regulations as may be required to ensure the subsistence priority in AS 16.05.258 including reexamining customary and traditional use findings and determinations for amounts reasonably necessary for subsistence use.  After the public hearing, the Board of Game may adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or amend, reject, supplement, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED.

 

If you are a person with a disability who may need special accommodations in order to participate in this process, please contact Frances Leach at (907) 465-4110 no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of each meeting to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

 

Statutory Authority:   AS 16.05, AS 16.30.



 

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 16.05.255; AS 16.05.256;

AS 16.05.258; AS 16.05.407; AS 16.05.346; AS 16.05.340; AS 16.30.010 – .030;

AS 16.05.330, and AS 16.05.783

 

Fiscal Information:  The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

                                                                                   

DATE:  December 7, 2012                                         

Kristy Tibbles, Executive Director

Alaska Board of Game

465-4110A
 
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Alaska Board of Game / REGULATIONS CHANGE OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES
« Last post by mudbrook on November 13, 2012, 09:10:41 AM »
NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE

REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES


 

The Alaska Board of Fisheries proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with fishery and aquatic plant resources in the areas designated below, including the following: 

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->IN THE ARCTIC-KOTZEBUE, NORTON SOUND-PORT CLARENCE, YUKON, KUSKOKWIM (collectively referred to as Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim or A-Y-K Areas), BRISTOL BAY, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, AND ALASKA PENINSULA SUBSISTENCE, COMMERCIAL, AND PERSONAL USE FINFISH FISHERY AREAS, AND ATKA-AMLIA ISLANDS COMMERCIAL FINFISH FISHERY AREA; IN THE BERING SEA-KOTZEBUE, KUSKOKWIM, BRISTOL BAY, AND ALASKA PENINSULA-ALEUTIAN ISLANDS COMMERCIAL HERRING FISHERY AREAS; IN THE NORTH SLOPE, NORTHWESTERN, YUKON RIVER, TANANA RIVER,  KUSKOKWIM-GOODNEWS, BRISTOL BAY, AND ALASKA PENINSULA & ALEUTIAN ISLANDS SPORT FINFISH FISHERY AREAS; IN THE SOUTH ALASKA PENINSULA, CHUKCHI-BEAUFORT, AND BERING SEA-ALEUTIAN ISLANDS COMMERCIAL GROUNDFISH AREAS; AND STATEWIDE (GENERAL PROVISIONS) FINFISH REGULATIONS.

 

A.  In the commercial, sport, guided sport, personal use, and aquatic plant fisheries:  fishing seasons, periods, opening and closing times; bag, possession, size, sex, and harvest limits, harvest levels, thresholds or quotas; bycatch provisions; districts, subdistricts, sections, subsections, areas, and other management boundaries; locations open and closed to fishing; methods and means; gear and vessel restrictions, marking, definitions, operational requirements and limitations, registration and permit requirements; registration areas (including exclusive and super exclusive registration areas), permits, harvest record, harvest marking requirements; management plans for conservation, development and allocation among beneficial uses; guiding principles; require, restrict or prohibit the retention, tendering, sale, release, or purchase of fish; methods of release; registration and reporting requirements for fish guides, guided anglers, catchers, processors, buyers and transporters; onboard observer requirements; fish storage and inspection requirements.

 

B.  In the subsistence fisheries (finfish):  identify subsistence uses and users; fishing seasons, periods, opening and closing times, harvest levels; methods and means; size, age, and sex limitations; districts, subdistricts, sections, subsections, areas, and other management boundaries; locations open and closed to fishing; gear and vessel restrictions and operational requirements; harvest limits, registration and permit requirements, requirements for marking and possession of fish; management plans for conservation, development and allocation among beneficial uses, and users; identify customary and traditional uses of fish stocks, determine amounts reasonably necessary for subsistence uses, and establish, change or adjust subsistence and personal use fisheries.



 

2.   The following additional topics will be addressed during the STATEWIDE FINFISH AND SUPPLEMENTAL ISSUES Meeting (March 19-24, 2013):

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->A.    <!--[endif]-->IN THE CHIGNIK TANNER CRAB AREA: In the Chignik District Tanner crab fishery, consider changing the weather delay criteria for opening from small craft advisory to gale warning.  (newly assigned Proposal 244-ACR2)

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->B.     <!--[endif]-->IN THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS KING CRAB AREA (REGISTRATION AREA O): In the Aleutian Island Area king crab fishery, consider changing the vessel size limit for the Registration Area O red king crab fishery, in state waters from 172° W. long. To 179° W. long., from 90 feet or less in overall length to less than 60 feet in overall length. (newly assigned Proposal 245-ACR7)

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->C.     <!--[endif]-->IN THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS KING CRAB AREA (REGISTRATION AREA O): In the Aleutian Island Area king crab fishery, consider establishing a pot limit of 10 pots per vessel fishing for red king crab near Adak Island in Registration Area O. (newly assigned Proposal 246-ACR8)

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->D.    <!--[endif]-->IN THE YAKUTAT FINFISDear Darrel Rundle,H AREA;  In the Yakutat Area, consider modifying the waters in the Tsiu River that are closed to commercial salmon fishing to facilitate an orderly fishery for the commercial and sport fisheries.  (newly assigned Proposal 247-ACR9)

 

E.  IN THE COOK INLET FINFISH AREA: A board-generated proposal in the Cook Inlet Area, to identify adjustments to the Kenai River Late-Run King Salmon Management Plan by the actions addressed by the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force.  (newly assigned Proposal 249-ACR4 & 17)

 

Please note that the proposals in the proposal book (Proposals 155 – 161 and 165 – 172) related to Pacific cod fisheries, originally scheduled for the board’s February 26-March 4, 2013 meeting, have been deferred to a Statewide Pacific Cod Board Meeting tentatively scheduled for October 2013.  In addition to the additional topics listed under #2 of this notice, the board has added board-generated proposals to its schedule. 

 

For a copy of the proposed regulation changes contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, tel. (907) 465-4110 or go to the Internet at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.main.

 

You may comment on the regulation changes, including the potential costs to the private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written public comments limited to no more than 100 single sided or 50 double sided pages to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526, or by fax to (907) 465-6094, so that the comments are received no later than two weeks prior to the meeting during which the topic will be considered.  Unless otherwise specifically specified for a particular meeting in a published notice, written public comments over 100 single sided or 50 double sided pages in length from any one individual or group relating to proposals at any one meeting will not be accepted. Written public comments limited to 10 single sided or 5 double sided pages in length from any one individual or group will also be accepted after the two-week deadline, but will not be inserted in board member workbooks until the beginning of the meeting, and will only be accepted until the board begins deliberation of proposals. 

NEW PUBLIC COMMENT STANDARD:  Once deliberation of proposals begin at a board meeting, the board will ONLY accept written public comments that are not 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.

 

During the meeting written public comments from any one individual or group may be submitted by hand delivery at any time if 25 copies are provided; but, as a practical matter comments submitted after the board begins deliberations on relevant proposals are likely to receive less consideration than comments submitted earlier.  Oral comments may also be presented as explained below.

 

Each meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the meeting dates noted below.  The public hearing portions for each regulatory meeting will begin immediately after staff reports and continue until everyone who has signed up and is present has been given the opportunity to be heard.  Additional public hearings with Board Committees may be held throughout the meeting before consideration and adoption of proposed changes in the regulations for the various areas.  An agenda will be posted daily during the meeting.  The board will take oral testimony only from those who register before the cut-off time announced by the board chair at each regulatory meeting.  The length of oral statements may be limited to five minutes or less.  Anyone interested in, or affected by, the subject matter contained in this legal notice should make written or oral comments if they wish to have their views considered by the board.

 

TENTATIVE MEETING SCHEDULE
 

Bristol Bay Finfish

December 4-12, 2012

Bristol Bay Borough School, 2 School Road, Naknek, AK

 

Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Finfish

January 15-20, 2013

Sheraton Hotel, 401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK

 

Alaska Peninsula/Aleutians Islands Finfish

February 26-March 4, 2013

Sheraton Hotel, 401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK

 

Statewide Finfish and Supplemental Issues

March 19-24, 2013

Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK

 

Any changes to meeting locations, dates or times, or rescheduling of topics or subject matter will be announced by news release.  Please watch for these announcements in the news media or call (907) 465-4110.  Please carefully review the PROPOSAL INDEX available for the meeting for specific proposal issues to be addressed by the board.  Copies of the proposal indices are in the proposal book or at the relevant meeting.

 

Anyone interested in or affected by subsistence, personal use, commercial fishing, sport, guided sport, or guided sport ecotourism regulations is hereby informed that, by publishing this legal notice, the Board of Fisheries may consider any or all of the subject areas covered by this notice.  Under AS 44.62.200(b), the board may review the full range of activities appropriate to any of the subjects listed in this notice. The board may make changes to the personal use, sport, guided sport or commercial fishing regulations as may be required to ensure the subsistence priority in AS 16.05.258.  On its own motion, after public hearing, the board may adopt, amend, reject, supplement, or take no action on these subjects without further notice.  In addition, the board may adopt other regulations necessary to implement, administer, or enforce the regulations adopted.  THE BOARD IS NOT LIMITED BY THE SPECIFIC LANGUAGE OR CONFINES OF THE ACTUAL PROPOSALS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED BY THE PUBLIC OR STAFF.  The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations.  YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED. 

 

If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in the process on the proposed regulations, please contact Monica Wellard at (907) 465-4110 no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of each meeting to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

 

Statutory Authority:  AS 16.05 - AS 16.20, AS 16.40

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific:  AS 16.05 - AS 16.20, AS 16.40

Fiscal Information:  The proposed regulatory actions are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

 



_______________________________                                   ___11/2/2012_____

Monica Wellard, Executive Director                                                               Date

Alaska Board of Fisheries



 

ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS NOTICE INFORMATION

(AS 44.62.190(d))

 

1.         Adopting Agency:  Alaska Board of Fisheries.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2.                  <!--[endif]-->General subject of regulations:  FISHERIES IN THE ARCTIC-KOTZEBUE, NORTON SOUND-PORT CLARENCE, YUKON, KUSKOKWIM (collectively referred to as Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim or A-Y-K Areas), BRISTOL BAY, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, AND ALASKA PENINSULA SUBSISTENCE, COMMERCIAL, AND PERSONAL USE FINFISH FISHERY AREAS, AND ATKA-AMLIA ISLANDS COMMERCIAL FINFISH FISHERY AREA; IN THE BERING SEA-KOTZEBUE, KUSKOKWIM, BRISTOL BAY, AND ALASKA PENINSULA-ALEUTIAN ISLANDS COMMERCIAL HERRING FISHERY AREAS; IN THE NORTH SLOPE, NORTHWESTERN, YUKON RIVER, TANANA RIVER,  KUSKOKWIM-GOODNEWS, BRISTOL BAY, AND ALASKA PENINSULA & ALEUTIAN ISLANDS SPORT FINFISH FISHERY AREAS; IN THE SOUTH ALASKA PENINSULA, CHUKCHI-BEAUFORT, AND BERING SEA-ALEUTIAN ISLANDS COMMERCIAL GROUNDFISH AREAS; AND STATEWIDE (GENERAL PROVISIONS) FINFISH REGULATIONS, REGULATIONS; and Tanner crab fishery in the CHIGNIK AREA, king crab fishery in the ALEUTIAN ISLANDS AREA, and the finfish fishery in the YAKUTAT AREA and COOK INLET AREA.

3.         Citation of regulations:  5 AAC 01 - 5 AAC 77.

4.         Reason for proposed actions:  Implement, interpret, or make specific the provisions of AS 16.05 - AS 16.20.

5.         Program category and RDU affected:  Natural Resources and all RDUs.

6.         Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding:  It is not possible to estimate the costs.  However, these actions are not expected to require any additional costs.

7.         The name of the contact person for the regulations:

                        Monica Wellard, Executive Director

                        Alaska Board of Fisheries

                        PO Box 115526

                        Juneau, AK  99811-5526

                        (907) 465-4110

                        Email: monica.wellard@alaska.gov

 

8.         The origin of the proposed action:

            [X]       staff or state agency

            [X]       general public

 

9.         Date:  November 2, 2012                    Prepared by:   

                                                                        Monica Wellard, Executive Director

                                                                        Alaska Board of Fisheries

                                                                        (907) 465-4110
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