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The Board of Fish Bristol Bay meeting starts today. Here's the agenda

Izzy Ross
Board of Fish members McKenzie Mitchell, John Jensen and Märit Carlson-Van Dort on the first day of the 2022 Bristol Bay meeting. Nov. 29, 2022.

The Board of Fish Bristol Bay meeting starts today at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The board will consider 52 proposals to change regulations in Bristol Bay’s commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries.

Watch a livestream of the meeting by clicking here.

Tuesday Nov. 29

The meeting begins with staff reports and public testimony, including reports from advisory committees, which will continue in the afternoon.

The deadline for people to sign up to testify at the meeting has been extended until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Public testimony will likely be limited to three minutes for individuals and groups and 10 minutes for advisory committee representatives.

People who aren't attending in person can still submit Record Copies via fax or on the board's website:

Those will be posted on the meeting page as they are submitted.

Wednesday Nov. 30

Public testimony will continue on Wednesday.

Committee work will begin after public testimony has concluded. The Committee of the Whole will discuss the first group of proposals (11 - 13), which includes three proposals for the Nushagak-Mulchatna King Salmon Management Plan and king salmon harvest reporting.

Everyone present at the meeting can participate during the Committee of the Whole.

Thursday Dec. 1

The Committee of the Whole will then discuss 19 proposals (14 - 32) related to subsistence and sport fishing. It will then move on to 30 proposals (33 - 62) related to commercial salmon and herring fishing.

Friday Dec. 2 and Saturday Dec. 3

The Board will likely start deliberations of the proposals on Friday. The last day of the meeting is Saturday.

The schedule may change depending on how long public testimony lasts and how quickly the board moves through the proposals.

KDLG will post schedule updates throughout the week. Audio of the meeting will be available at the Board of Fish website.

This story has been updated to show that the deadline to sign up for public testimony has been extended from 4 p.m. on Tuesday until 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Get in touch with the author at or 907-842-2200.

Izzy Ross is the news director at KDLG, the NPR member station in Dillingham. She reports, edits, and hosts stories from around the Bristol Bay region, and collaborates with other radio stations across the state.