Board of Fish

State budget crunch to impact fish, game rule making

Nov 20, 2015

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking for ways to cut down on the state Board of Fisheries budget – including the possibility of switching to a four- or five-year meeting cycle.

The idea of changing the Alaska Board of Fisheries from a group of stakeholders to a board made up of professionals was broached earlier this week in the Alaska Senate. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The next Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting focused on Bristol Bay issues will be held in December of 2015. The meeting location is Anchorage but several entities have asked that it be moved to a location in the Bristol Bay region.

Earlier this month the Alaska Board of Fisheries set the schedule for the round of meetings that will be held in late 2015 and early 2016. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports, that includes the next meeting focused on Bristol Bay.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has chosen a replacement for Board of Fisheries member Bill Brown from Juneau who resigned last month. The Governor has tapped Reed Moriski from Fairbanks to serve out the remainder of Brown's term that expires in June of next year.