BOF Emergency Petitions

KRSA- PWS Hatchery Emergency Petition #2

May 16th 2018

KSRA and several other entities submitted a second emergency petition in response to the Board of Fish finding of no emergency for their initial petition. 

The board called an emergency meeting on July 17th in Anchorage to discuss the second petition. New documentation and department comment has been published. CDFU wrote a letter to the BOF requesting they follow through with plans to have conversations with ADF&G and the public at the October Work session meeting. 

KRSA- PWS Hatchery Emergency Petition

This petition asked for the Board of Fish to consider the management options for fisheries supported by hatchery pink salmon in the Prince William Sound in response to amendments made to PWS hatchery management plans to increase pink salmon production. This petition was reviewed at the May 14th meeting  and there was no finding of emergency by a vote of 3-3. 

Hatchery reports will be brought up at the October 17-18th Board of Fisheries work session. CDFU is working with partner organizations and PWS hatcheries on this issue. 

Nancy H. - Emergency Petition regarding pink salmon straying

An emergency petition was filed on Dec 30th 2017 regarding pink salmon straying in the Lower Cook Inlet. This petition asked that the BOF reform the Hatchery Committee and assess the production levels of Private Non-Profit hatcheries in Alaska. 

This petition was also submitted at the Southeast & Yakutat meeting and the Statewide meeting. The BOF brought up the petition in Misc. business discussing the establishment of a hatchery committee and then came to a final decision that public conversation would be held at annual work session meetings.