Alaska’s Board of Fisheries is a board of seven members, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature, who make the policies regulating the conservation and allocation of fish in Alaska, for commercial, sport, personal-use and subsistence fishing.
KRSA devotes a lot of attention to advocating for fair representation on the board by sport anglers and equitable regulations that balance the interests of all sectors with conservation of the fishery resources.
Your voice matters. Many commercial fishing groups are large, well-funded, powerful corporations that band together and leverage their power to protect their interests through friendly policies and regulations.
But sport anglers are just people, ordinary Alaskans like you and us. We typically work during the week, or are at home with our families, and don’t necessarily have time to speak at fish meetings that can last for weeks. Yet, those who show up write the regulations.
So we need to speak up or we’ll be ignored.
The commercial fishing industry has a powerful lobby. You better believe decision-makers in Juneau are hearing from them on a regular basis. We cannot be silent. Join us in advocating for sustainable and equitable fisheries for all.