Current Proposals

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The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is accepting written comments through July 27, 2022, on proposed changes to Federal subsistence fish and shellfish regulations.  These proposed changes would affect Federal subsistence open seasons, harvest limits, methods for the taking of fish and shellfish and customary and traditional use determinations for the 2023-2025 regulatory years.

Comments must reference the proposal number and should be sent to Theo Matuskowitz by email at subsistence@fws.gov.  Those without e-mail access can mail them to:

Federal Subsistence Board
Attn: Theo Matuskowitz
Office of Subsistence Management
1011 E. Tudor Rd. M/S 121
Anchorage, AK  99503-6199

To ensure written comments are included in OSM regulatory analyses, comments must be received or postmarked by July 27, 2022.  Hand delivery of comments to the USFWS Regional Office in Anchorage will not be accepted.  In addition to written comments, the public is welcome to provide oral or written comments at the Regional Advisory Council meetings being held September through November 2022, or at the Federal Subsistence Board meeting in January 2023; however, these comments will not be included in the proposal analyses.  

After December 31, 2022, anyone wishing to provide written comments may do so only by delivering them directly to the Board at its regulatory meeting scheduled to occur in January 2023.  The commenter must include 30 copies of their written comments for distribution at the meeting.  No written comments will otherwise be accepted after that deadline.

2023-2025 Fish and Shellfish Proposal Book

You may call the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or email subsistence@fws.gov with questions.

Informational flyer on How to Submit a Proposal to Change Federal Subsistence Regulations
Video - How to Submit a Proposal to Change Federal Subsistence Regulations

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