The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) will meet January 27, 2022, at 1:45pm, via a Zoom web conference, to determine the meeting location for the Southeast and Yakutat Finfish and Shellfish meeting. The meeting was to be held from January 4-15, 2022, in Ketchikan. Due to the large COVID-19 surge, the meeting was postponed. Given a number of constraints, including facility availability, the meeting was rescheduled to March 10-22, 2022, in Anchorage.

Since that time, through the work of Representative Dan Ortiz and managers of the Ted Ferry Civic Center in Ketchikan, the facility is now available for a board meeting from March 10-20, 2022. Given the myriad of factors to consider, the board will meet to vote on the meeting location.

This meeting is open to the public, via a live Internet streaming platform found on the board’s website at No oral public testimony will be taken. Written comments, due by Wednesday, January 26, may be emailed to the Boards Support Section at, or faxed to (907) 465-6094.

In considering comments to the board, the public is informed that regardless of meeting location, the board plans to take up the meeting in three Sessions: 1.) herring, 2.) groundfish and shellfish, and 3.) salmon. The public is further advised that a normal Southeast and Yakutat Finfish and Shellfish meeting is scheduled for 13 days. The Ketchikan Civic Center is available for 11 days. If the meeting is rescheduled to Ketchikan, while the board will endeavor to complete all proposals on its agenda, any proposals it cannot get to because of time will be tabled and handled at the board’s statewide meeting scheduled for March 26-April 2 in Anchorage. The public is further advised that if the board meets in Ketchikan, the board’s Hatchery Committee currently scheduled for March 23 in Anchorage, will be rescheduled to March 25 in Anchorage.

The agenda and any other meeting documents, will be available prior to the meeting on the board’s meeting information webpage at

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation to participate in this public meeting, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4110 by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, to make any necessary arrangements.

For more information about the meeting, contact Glenn Haight at 465-6095.


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Glenn Haight, Executive Director                                             Date

ADF&G Boards Support Section