Federal Subsistence Board

Future Federal Subsistence Board Meetings will be held:


January 31 – February 3, 2023

  • January 31, 2023: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (or until recessed)
  • February 1 - 3, 2023: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (or until recessed)
Egan Center, 555 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska
Meeting Materials

Supplemental Material

This meeting will address proposals to change the Federal subsistence regulations regarding the take of fish and shellfish on Federal public lands in Alaska. Opportunities for the public to comment on agenda and non-agenda items will be available each day. 

Public Comments and Participation During the FSB Meeting

The Federal Subsistence Board will provide opportunity for public comments and testimony each day of the meeting as noted in the agenda. The Board prefers accepting public comments in person or by phone. Comments on agenda items can also be submitted by fax or email during the meeting. These comments will be forwarded to the Board but not read into the record. The Board will not review comments submitted by the public in advance of the meeting.

Subsistence Resource Committees, State Advisory Committees, and multi-agency working groups may submit their comments in advance of the Board meeting per committee bylaws and based on regularly scheduled meetings. These comments will be read into the record by agency or OSM staff.

During the meeting, the procedures for considering agenda items include: presentation of the analysis/issue; summary of public comments; open floor to public testimony (in person or by phone); Regional Advisory Council recommendations; Tribal/Alaska Native Corporation comments; Subsistence Resource Committees, State Advisory Committees, and multi-agency working group comments; Alaska Department of Fish and Game comments; Interagency Staff Committee comments; Federal Subsistence Board discussion with Council Chairs and State Liaison; followed by Federal Subsistence Board action.

To submit comments on agenda items to the Board during the meeting (January 31 – February 3, 2023) please email: subsistence@fws.gov or fax: (907) 786-3898.



Materials from past Federal Subsistence Board meetings

Transcripts from past Federal Subsistence Board meetings

Board Members at January 2017 Federal Subsistence Board Meeting

The Federal Subsistence Board is the decision-making body that oversees the Federal Subsistence Management Program. It is made up of the regional directors of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Forest Service, and there are three public members appointed by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture: two represent rural subsistence users and one is the Federal Subsistence Board chairman. The Secretaries have delegated the authority to manage fish and wildlife for subsistence uses on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska to the Federal Subsistence Board.









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