The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will meet March 20-24, 2012, at the Hilton Hotel, 500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska. An additional day has been added to the length of this meeting in order to ensure completion of the board’s work. The board will consider regulatory proposals for Dungeness crab, shrimp, and miscellaneous shellfish fisheries statewide that have been submitted by the general public, fishing organizations, local Fish and Game Advisory Committees, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The board received 42 proposals for consideration during this 5-day public meeting.
The board invites oral public testimony during the meeting beginning March 20. Anyone intending to testify must sign up at the meeting site in Anchorage by a TENTATIVE DEADLINE of Tuesday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. Public testimony will continue until everyone present who has signed up by the deadline has been given the opportunity to be heard.
All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio-stream is intended to be available on the Board of Fisheries website at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov . Documents submitted to the board are intended to be posted online throughout the meeting. Advanced meeting materials, including the agenda and roadmap, can be obtained by contacting Boards Support Section at 907-465-4110 or viewed online at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo .
The board encourages the public to submit written comments on specific proposals. During the meeting, written comments up to 10 pages single-sided (or 5 pages double-sided) in length may be submitted with a requirement to provide 25 copies. Individuals not attending the meeting can submit comments by fax to 907-465-6094.