Regulations for subsistence take of fish published in Federal Register

On August 12, 2019, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) published the final rule for the Subsistence Management Regulations for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Subsistence Taking of Fish in the Federal Register (84 FR 39744). This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to the taking of fish for subsistence uses in Alaska for 2019–20 and 2020–21 regulatory years. This rule also revises fish customary and traditional use determinations.

The Board published the proposed rule on March 23, 2018 (83 FR 12689) to amend the fish and shellfish section of subparts C and D of 36 CFR part 242 and 50 CFR part 100. Publication of the proposed rule opened a public proposal and review process. The final rule reflects Board review and consideration of recommendations from the 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils, tribal and ANCSA corporation consultations, and public comments.

This rule is effective on August 12, 2019.

Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program may be found on the web at www.doi.gov/subsistence or by visiting www.facebook.com/subsistencealaska.

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