Submit a Regulatory Proposal

We are currently excepting proposals for:

 Regulatory Year  Subject  Ending Date
  2015-2017   Federal Subsistence Fish and Shellfish Proposals   March 28, 2014


How to Prepare Your Proposal

 When preparing your proposal, it is important that you include the following information:

·         Name

·         Organization

·         Address, Phone, Fax and Email

·         What your proposal suggests a change to (indicate all that apply)

o   Harvest season

o   Harvest limit

o   Method and means of harvest

o   Customary and traditional use determination

Your proposal should also answer the following questions:

  1. What regulations do you wish to change? Include management unit number and species. Quote the current regulation if known. If you are proposing a new regulation, please state “new regulation.”
  2. How should the new regulation read? Write the regulation the way you would like to see it written in the regulations.
  3. Why should this regulation change be made?
  4. What impact will this change have on fish or shellfish populations?
  5. How will this change affect subsistence users?
  6. How will this change affect other users, i.e., sport/recreational and commercial?


After answering these questions, you are encouraged to attach any additional information that would support your proposal.

How to Submit Your Proposal 

By mail  

or hand delivery

Federal Subsistence Board

Office of Subsistence Management

Attn: Theo Matuskowitz

1011 E. Tudor Rd., MS-121

Anchorage, AK 99503


At any Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council meeting

On the Web at

Questions? Call (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888

All proposals and comments, including personal information provided, are posted on the Web at