Alaska

Alaska Boards of Game and Fisheries

The Alaska Boards of Game and Fisheries operate in an oversight capacity. The Boards each “consist of seven members serving three-year terms. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature.”

The Boards of Game and Fisheries main roles are to conserve and develop Alaska’s wildlife and fisheries resources. This includes establishing open and closed seasons, areas for taking game, setting bag limits, regulating methods and means, and setting policy and direction for the management of the state’s fishery resources. The board is also involved with setting policy and direction for the management of the state’s wildlife resources. The board is charged with making allocative decisions, and the Department of Fish and Game is responsible for management based on those decisions.

Commission Information at a Glance

Number of seats on each board: 7

Selection criteria required by statute:

  • Other: The governor shall appoint each member on the basis of interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of action of the board, and with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of view in the membership. The appointed members shall be residents of the state and shall be appointed without regard to political affiliation or geographical location of residence.

As of mid-2021, all 7 members of each board are consumptive users. On the Board of Game, all 7 seats are occupied by men, and on the Board of Fisheries, 6 of the 7 seats are occupied by men.

Game Board Website

Fisheries Board Website

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/

Funding Sources

†† Minor Other (no source ≥10%): Interagency Receipts, EVOSS, IA/OIL HAZ, Capital Improvement Project Receipts, Statutory Designated Program, Test Fisheries Receipts, SFEntAcct, Interest, Other

Source: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=about.budgets