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. Members are appointed on the basis of interest in public affairs, good judgment, knowledge, and ability in the field of action of the board, with a view to providing diversity of interest and points of view in the membership.
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.
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.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
†† Minor Other (no source ≥10%): Interagency Receipts, EVOSS, IA/OIL HAZ, Capital Improvement Project Receipts, Statutory Designated Program, Test Fisheries Receipts, SFEntAcct, Interest, Other