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Federal Subsistence Board to Review Fisheries Proposals and Develop Approach to Tribal Consultation



The Federal Subsistence Board will meet January 18?20 to review proposed
changes to Federal subsistence fishing regulations, including proposals to:
restrict customary trade in the Yukon River Management Area, restrict drift
gillnets in Federal public waters of the Yukon River Districts 4 and 5, and
open additional sections of Chignik River to salmon fishing and expand
allowable gear. The meeting will be held at the Egan Civic and Convention
Center in Anchorage starting at 10:00 a.m. on January 18 and 8:30 a.m. on
January 19?20.

The Board will be providing opportunity for Tribal leaders to consult on
the proposed subsistence fishing regulations on January 18. The Board will
also be meeting with Tribal leaders on January 21 to discuss and develop a
Tribal consultation process to incorporate into the Federal Subsistence
Management Program. This meeting will be held at the Egan Civic and
Convention Center in Anchorage starting at 9:00 a.m. This Tribal
consultation meeting is in support of the renewed efforts of the Obama
administration to improve government-to-government relations.

For additional information regarding these meetings contact the Office of
Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888 or by e-mail,
subsistence@fws.gov. If you need special accommodations for disabilities
or for teleconferencing arrangements, please contact the Office of
Subsistence Management by January 12. Meeting materials and additional
information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at
http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/home.html.

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