Ketchikan under reconsideration for BOF meeting

Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting participants gather at the Cordova Center. (Dec. 1, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

The location for the Southeast and Yakutat finfish and shellfish meeting in March is up for reconsideration by the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

The board plans to meet via Zoom web conference at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, to consider holding the meeting March 10-20 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center in Ketchikan.

The meeting will be open to the public, via a live Internet streaming platform found on the board’s website at boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov.

No oral public testimony will be taken. Written comments were due by Wednesday, Jan. 26.

The meeting was originally set for Jan. 4-15 in Ketchikan. Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases the meeting was postponed, then rescheduled for Anchorage from March 10-22.

Since then, through efforts of Rep. Dan Ortiz, of Ketchikan, and managers of the civic center there, the facility has become available for a BOF meeting on March 10-20. The board will vote Jan. 27 on the matter.