Alaska BOF Begins New Meetings Cycle

A new meetings cycle begins for the Alaska Board of Fisheries in late October, with a work session in Anchorage, followed by five meetings running from Oct. 27-28 through March 10-13, all at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage.

Board members will hear reports at the work session on escapement goals for Bristol Bay, Chignik, Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands management areas, and specifically on salmon escapement goals for the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim management area.

More information regarding that session and the five regular sessions is to be posted as available on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website,

The work session will be followed on Oct. 27-28 by the first of five scheduled board meetings, this one Focused on Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea and Chignik Pacific cod, with a deadline for comments set at Oct. 11.

On Nov. 29 through Dec. 3, the board will meet on Bristol Bay finfish issues. The comment deadline is Nov. 14. Arctic/Yukon/Kuskokwim finfish are on the agenda for the Jan. 14-18 meeting. The comment deadline is Dec. 30.

Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Island and Chignik finfish are the focus of the Feb. 13-17 meeting, with the comment deadline set at Jan. 30.


March 10-13 is set aside for the board to focus on statewide finfish and supplemental issues, with a Feb. 23 deadline on comments.