The Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is scheduled to meet August 15-16, 2016 at the Grand Aleutians Hotel in Unalaska. The Council will convene at 9:00 a.m. on August 15 and should recess around 5:00 p.m. An evening meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16th beginning at 7:00 p.m. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Aleutian Life Forum scheduled for August 16-20, 2016 in Dutch Harbor. Additional information on the ALF can be found on their website at www.aleutianlifeforum.com.
Please review the draft agenda for additional topics and clarification. The Council Chair will review any additional topics received for additions to the meeting’s final agenda. This is an opportunity to have your topics before the Council and allow for pre-meeting preparation. Your additions and comments can be sent, faxed, called in, or emailed to Karen_deatherage@fws.gov.
Additional agenda items may be presented at the Regional Advisory Council meeting at the Chair’s discretion or can be added to the agenda with approval by the Council when reviewing and adopting the agenda at the start of the meeting. Due to the short meeting additional items may not be added to the agenda at the meeting. Your best chance for having an item included in the meeting will be to provide it to Karen Deatherage in advance. Any presentation will be limited to 15 minutes, plus time for Q&A, unless otherwise requested by the Council.
Additional information can be found at https://www.doi.gov/subsistence/
If you have any questions please contact Karen Deatherage, the Subsistence Council Coordinator, at 907-986-3564 or by email at Karen_deatherage@fws.gov.
The Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is scheduled to meet August 15-16, 2016 at the Grand Aleutians Hotel in Unalaska. During this meeting the Council will be discussing and selecting their Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program (FRMP) Priority Information Needs. The Priority Information Needs drives the selection of projects within each region so it is vital that if local subsistence users provide input during this process.
The FRMP was established to help provide information needed for management of subsistence fisheries on Federal public lands in Alaska. The program funds projects that address research priorities identified by management agencies and the public through the Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils. Biennially, the Office of Subsistence Management announces a funding opportunity for investigation plans addressing subsistence fisheries on Federal public lands. The 2014 Funding Opportunity was focused on priority information needs developed either by strategic planning efforts or by expert opinion, followed by review and comment by the Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils.
Funding has been awarded to Alaska Native organizations, rural organizations, universities, Federal and State agencies, and private contractors. Projects include studies of the status of fish stocks, subsistence harvest and use patterns, and collection and analysis of traditional knowledge. The program also works to integrate Alaska Native and rural organizations into the management of subsistence fisheries by having the level of rural involvement as one of the criteria for evaluating investigation plans.
Additional Information on the program and funding can be found at the following links: