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Comments Wanted On New Sport
Fishing Business and Guide Licensing Program


September 13, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers encourage sport fishing business owners, guides, and others interested in the 2005 sport fishing business and guide licensing program to meet with staff to learn about and help shape the new programs.

House Bill 452, passed by the Alaska Legislature and signed into law by Governor Murkowski, establishes minimum professional standards that both fresh and saltwater sport fishing guides and businesses must meet before obtaining a license. In response, ADF&G managers are developing draft regulations, forms, and logbooks needed to implement business and guide license, vessel registration, and fresh and saltwater reporting programs by January, 2005. The department is hopeful that the Alaska Board of Fisheries will address these new regulations at the November 11, 2004 Board meeting in Anchorage.

The Division of Sport Fish plans to hold meetings in Southeast Alaska communities to provide business owners, guides, and others interested with an overview of the draft programs, and solicit comments to incorporate into the program and provide to the Board of Fisheries. Copies of draft license and vessel registration forms, draft regulations, and draft fresh and saltwater logbooks will be available. Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Sitka: September 15th at 6:30 p.m. -- Centennial Hall

Ketchikan: September 20th at 7:00 p.m. -- ADF&G Conference Room

Juneau: September 21st at 7:00 p.m -- Aspen Hotel

For more information about the meetings or new programs, contact the nearest ADF&G Division of Sport Fish office.



Source of News Release:

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
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