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 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 the Boards Support Section at 1-907-465-4110 or viewed online at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo
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.