Federal Subsistence Board to consider proposals to change Federal subsistence fish and shellfish regulations

For Immediate Release:

January 9, 2023 

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) will meet January 31−February 3, 2023, at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska, to consider proposed changes to Federal subsistence fish and shellfish regulations for the 2023-2025 regulatory years. The Board will also discuss the Hunter Ethics Education and Outreach Initiative, Secretarial regulations proposing the inclusion of identified submerged lands in the Tongass National Forest, deferred wildlife proposals WP22-07, WP22-08, WP22-10 and WP22-40, the threshold analysis for RFR22-01 requesting reconsideration of fisheries proposal FP21-10, the threshold assessment for non-rural determination proposal NDP25-01, and other subsistence issues. 

Last edited 01/09/2023
Contact Information

Robbin La Vine

(907) 786-3353 or (800) 478-1456


The meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, and then daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or until the Board calls a recess for the day or completes its work on February 2 or 3. A meeting agenda and associated meeting materials are available for download at www.doi.gov/subsistence/board.

The public is encouraged to participate. 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.  Receive more guidance on how to submit oral and written comments during the FSB meeting by visiting www.doi.gov/subsistence/board. 

To participate in this meeting by teleconference, dial toll-free (888) 455-7761; the passcode is 2266069. 

Reasonable Accommodations: The Federal Subsistence Board is committed to providing access to these meetings for all participants. Please make request in advance for sign language interpreter service, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodations. Please make requests to Robbin La Vine, (907) 786-3353, subsistence@fws.gov at least seven business days prior to the meeting you would like to attend to give the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sufficient time to process your request. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case-by-case basis.

Information about the Federal Subsistence Management Program may be found on the web at www.doi.gov/subsistence or by visiting www.facebook.com/subsistencealaska.

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MA FSB January 2023 Public Meeting [pdf]


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