Wednesday, September 2, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES



NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES


Notice is given that the Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 2:30 – 4:30pm. The purpose of this special meeting is for the board to consider its 2020/2021 regulatory meeting schedule in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

This is a non-regulatory meeting. The board will not take oral public testimony during the teleconference. A live audio stream of the meeting is intended to be available on the Board’s website, which can be accessed at www.boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov. Listen-only teleconference sites will not be provided given the need to social distance and avoid large gatherings.
Meeting materials will be posted on the Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section website here: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo&date=09-16-2020&meeting=tele. For information about the meeting or meeting materials, contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110.

The board previously accepted public comment from July 22 through August 31, 2020. However, additional written public comment may be submitted through September 11. Public comment received on or before this deadline will be posted on the Board’s meeting page prior to the meeting. Public comment may be submitted through one of the following means –
mailed to Boards Support Section, P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526,
emailed to dfg.bof.comments@alaska.gov, or
faxed to (907) 465-6094.

If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110 no later than 12:00pm on Friday, September 11 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.


_____/s/_____________ September 2, 2020

Glenn Haight, Executive Director Date

Alaska Board of Fisheries




Halibut Rollover? Special IPHC Meeting Sept. 17th




IPHC Media Release 2020-027 Invitation to the 8th Special Session of the IPHC (SS08)

02 September 2020

SEATTLE – The IPHC is pleased to invite all interested parties to attend the 8th Special Session of the IPHC (SS08), which will be held on 17 September 2020 from 13:00-16:00 hrs.

The special session is to be held following requests from Canada for in-season regulatory changes as described below:

Commercial and recreational Pacific halibut fishery changes in response to COVID-19 for Area 2B: Commercial and recreational fisheries for Pacific halibut have experienced disruptions to fishing opportunities and markets, and are proposing sector-specific management responses for consideration by DFO and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). The proposals are:
The commercial fishery is seeking a season extension, changing the closure from 15 November 2020 to 20 February, 2021;
The recreational fishery is seeking an underage carryover provision that would allow 10% of this year’s recreational TAC, if uncaught, to be added to the recreational TAC in 2021.

The meeting will be held via the go-to-meeting platform with a link to be added to the meeting page immediately prior to the session.

SS08 meeting page: https://www.iphc.int/venues/details/8th-special-session-of-the-iphc-ss08

IPHC Secretariat
International Pacific Halibut Commission
2320 W. Commodore Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98199-1287
206-634-1838 | www.iphc.int