Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils to hold public meetings

For Immediate Release:
August 18, 2022

Public is welcome and encouraged to participate

The Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils will hold public meetings between September and November 2022 to develop recommendations to the Federal Subsistence Board on fisheries closure reviews and proposals to change Federal subsistence fish and shellfish regulations and nonrural determinations for the 2023-2025 regulatory years and to discuss other issues affecting subsistence in their regions.
 

8/16/2022
Kayla McKinney
800-478-1456

The meetings will be held in-person.  The public is welcome and encouraged to participate in these meetings in-person or by teleconference. Please be informed that per Department of the Interior guidance for all in-person meetings, when the COVID-19 community level is medium or high as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all in-person attendees must provide information about their vaccination status. Attendees who are not fully vaccinated or who decline to provide information about their vaccination status must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within three days prior to entering the event. When the COVID-19 community level is high, all in-person attendees must wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Before attending the meeting in-person, first, please check the COVID-19 community level at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home for the community where the meeting you plan to attend is scheduled to be held and second, be prepared to provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test result. Masking and physical distancing of all attendees regardless of COVID-19 community levels is encouraged. Masks will be provided at the door.

The meeting schedule is as follows; however, meeting dates and locations are subject to change based on weather or local circumstances:
 

Meeting dates

Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Meeting location

Council Coordinator

Sep. 21-22

Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Cold Bay

Contact:  Lisa Hutchinson-Scarbrough
(907) 310-4097
lisa_hutchinson@fws.gov

Oct. 4-5

Seward Peninsula Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Nome

Contact:  Nissa Bates Pilcher       (907) 891-9054
nissa_batespilcher@fws.gov

Oct. 5-6

Eastern Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Fairbanks

Contact:  Brooke McDavid
(907) 891-9181
brooke_mcdavid@fws.gov

Oct. 12-13

Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Anchorage

Contact:  Jessica Gill
(907) 310-6129

Oct 13-14

North Slope Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Utqiagvik

Contact:  Leigh Honig
(907) 891-9053
leigh_honig@usda.gov

Oct. 19-20

Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Fairbanks

Contact:  Nissa Bates Pilcher

Oct. 25-27

Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Ketchikan

Contact:  Deanna Perry
(907) 586-7918
deanna.perry@usda.gov

Oct. 27-28

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Bethel

Contact:  Brooke McDavid
(907) 891-9181

Oct. 31- Nov. 1

Northwest Arctic Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Kotzebue

Contact:  Lisa Hutchinson-Scarbrough
(907) 310-4097
lisa_hutchinson@fws.gov

Nov. 2-3

Bristol Bay Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Dillingham

Contact:  Leigh Honig
(907) 891-9053
leigh_honig@fws.gov

Individual teleconference numbers, passcodes, and meeting times will be provided on meeting agendas when distributed as well as posted together with all meeting materials approximately two weeks prior to the meeting and may be found here: https://www.doi.gov/subsistence/regions. You may also request to have the documents mailed (USPS) or e-mailed to you by emailing your request to subsistence@fws.gov or requesting it by phone (800) 478-1456.

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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