Call for Proposals to Change Federal Subsistence Fish and Shellfish Regulations, and Proposals to Change Nonrural Determinations

For Immediate Release 
March 25, 2022
The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is accepting proposals through May 16, 2022, to change Federal regulations for the subsistence harvest of fish and shellfish on Federal public lands and waters for the 2023-2025 regulatory years (April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2025).  The Board will consider proposals to change Federal subsistence fish and shellfish seasons, harvest limits, methods and means related to subsistence uses.  In addition, they will accept proposals for customary and traditional use determinations, as it relates to fish and shellfish, and nonrural determinations.
Last edited 03/30/2022
Contact Information
Scott Ayers
(907) 744-3824

You may submit comments/proposals by one of the following methods:

Electronically:  Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal:  In the Search box, enter Docket number FWS-R7-SM-2021-0039.  Then, click on the Search button.  On the resulting page, in the Search panel on the left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, check the Proposed Rule box to locate this document.  You may submit a comment/proposal by clicking on “Comment.”

By hard copy:  Submit by U.S. mail or hand delivery:  Public Comments Processing, Attn:  FWS-R7-SM-2021-0039; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: PRB (JAO/3W); Falls Church VA 22041–3803.  All mail in proposals need to be postmarked by May 16, 2022.

The Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils may submit proposals to their Council Coordinator.

We will post all comments/proposals on  This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us.

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

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