Comment now on pink salmon disaster plan

Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I just wanted to update you with new information regarding the State’s draft distribution plan for the 2016 Gulf of Alaska pink salmon disaster relief funding.

The public comment period has been extended until Sept. 18that 5 p.m.

Once it is finalized, this plan will determine who is eligible to receive funds, as well as how they are allocated among the different regions and categories. The plan is still in draft form and I strongly encourage stakeholders to look it over and offer their input. I will be submitting public comments of my own in several days.

In case you missed it, I provided a much more detailed explanation in the Sept. 7 paper.

To view the distribution plan, including the proposed categories, eligibility criteria, methods for allocating funds, and to enter your public commentsgo to ADF&G’s website at:


If you don’t feel like typing that mouthful into your web browser, the link is at the top of ADF&G’s homepage at:

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Remember, I work for you.

If you do submit public comments, please send me a copy via email.


Louise Stutes


State House Representative for District 32. Proudly Serving Kodiak, Cordova, Yakutat and Seldovia. Reach her at Rep.Louise.Stutes@akleg.govor (907) 465-2487. Find her at