Federal Subsistence Harvest of Fish Regulations published in Federal Register

On January 23, 2018, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) published the final rule for the Federal Subsistence Management Regulations for the Taking of Fish on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska in the Federal Register (83 FR 3079). This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, methods, and means related to taking of fish for subsistence uses in Alaska during the 2017–2018 and 2018–2019 regulatory years.  This rule also revises fish customary and traditional use determinations. 

Last edited 01/25/2022
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The Board published the proposed rule on February 22, 2016 (81 FR 8675) to amend the fish section of subparts C and D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. Publication of the proposed rule opened a public proposal and review process. The final rule reflects Board review and consideration of recommendations from the 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils, Tribal and Alaska Native corporation consultations, and public comments.

This rule is effective on January 23, 2018.

Additional information on 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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