Tentative agenda items for the Alaska Board of Fisheries’ Bristol Bay meeting at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 include 52 proposals, plus an action plan to address Nushagak River Chinook salmon being designated as a stock of concern.
Three proposals under consideration include one from the Nushagak-Mulchatna King Salmon Committee and two others from individuals, including one from Brian Kraft, owner of a Bristol Bay fishing lodge.
In addition to public testimony, the fisheries board will accept written comments during the meeting, as long as they do not exceed 10 single-sided or five double sided pages from any individual or group. That requirement may be relaxed if the board requests specific information requiring more pages. Individuals not in attendance may submit written comments via fax to 907-465-6094.
Public testimony is invited beginning on Nov. 29, with signup to testify completed no later than 4 p.m. that day. All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live video stream is intended to be available on the board’s website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov.