Legislature(2017 - 2018)GRUENBERG 120

03/28/2017 10:00 AM FISHERIES

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10:02:53 AM Start
10:03:46 AM Confirmation Hearings(s):|| Fishermen's Fund & Appeals Council
10:09:06 AM Alaska Board of Fisheries (bof)
11:25:55 AM HCR8
11:34:06 AM HB76
12:10:05 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Recessed to a Call of the Chair --
+ Confirmation Hearings: TELECONFERENCED
- Board of Fisheries
- Fishermen's Fund Advisory Panel
*+ HCR 8 KODIAK SEAFOOD & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCR 8 Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+= HB 76 MARICULTURE REVOLVING LOAN FUND TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 76(FSH) Out of Committee
+= HB 128 SHELLFISH ENHANCE. PROJECTS; HATCHERIES TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
*+ HJR 9 CANADIAN MINES ON TRANSBOUNDARY RIVERS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES                                                                            
                         March 28, 2017                                                                                         
                           10:02 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Louise Stutes, Chair                                                                                             
Representative Zach Fansler                                                                                                     
Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins                                                                                          
Representative Geran Tarr                                                                                                       
Representative Mike Chenault                                                                                                    
Representative David Eastman                                                                                                    
Representative Mark Neuman                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARINGS(S):                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Fishermen's Fund Advisory & Appeals Council                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Clay Bezenek - Ketchikan                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Board of Fisheries (BOF)                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     John Jensen - Petersburg                                                                                                   
     Reed Morisky - Fairbanks                                                                                                   
     Frederick "Fritz" Johnson - Dillingham                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATION(S) ADVANCED                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8                                                                                               
Expressing  the strong  support of  the Alaska  State Legislature                                                               
for the Kodiak Seafood and  Marine Science Center; and urging the                                                               
University of  Alaska to maintain  the Kodiak Seafood  and Marine                                                               
Science Center as an important resource in the state.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HCR 8 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 76                                                                                                               
"An  Act relating  to  the mariculture  revolving  loan fund  and                                                               
loans from the fund; and providing for an effective date."                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSHB 76(FSH) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 128                                                                                                              
"An Act relating  to management of enhanced  stocks of shellfish;                                                               
authorizing   certain  nonprofit   organizations  to   engage  in                                                               
shellfish enhancement projects; relating  to application fees for                                                               
salmon hatchery permits; and providing for an effective date."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9                                                                                                    
Urging the United States government  to continue to work with the                                                               
government of  Canada to  investigate the  long-term, region-wide                                                               
downstream   effects   of   proposed  and   existing   industrial                                                               
development  and  to  develop  measures   to  ensure  that  state                                                               
resources  are  not harmed  by  upstream  development in  British                                                               
Columbia.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     - BILL HEARING CANCELED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HCR 8                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: KODIAK SEAFOOD & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER                                                                             
SPONSOR(s): FISHERIES                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
03/01/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/01/17       (H)       FSH                                                                                                    
03/14/17       (H)       FSH AT 10:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                          
03/14/17       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/28/17       (H)       FSH AT 10:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 76                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: MARICULTURE REVOLVING LOAN FUND                                                                                    
SPONSOR(s): ORTIZ                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
01/25/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/25/17       (H)       FSH, FIN                                                                                               
03/07/17       (H)       FSH AT 10:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                          
03/07/17       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/07/17       (H)       MINUTE(FSH)                                                                                            
03/14/17       (H)       FSH AT 10:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                          
03/14/17       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/16/17       (H)       FSH AT 10:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                          
03/16/17       (H)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/28/17       (H)       FSH AT 10:00 AM GRUENBERG 120                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CLAY BEZENEK, Appointee                                                                                                         
Fishermen's Fund Advisory Fund & Appeals Council                                                                                
Ketchikan, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified  as appointee to  the Fishermen's                                                             
Fund Advisory & Appeals Council.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
JERRY MCCUNE, Representative                                                                                                    
United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA)                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in support of  Clay Bezenek being                                                             
appointed to the Fishermen's Fund Advisory & Appeals Council.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REED MORISKY, Appointee                                                                                                         
Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF)                                                                                                 
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified as appointee to  the Alaska Board                                                             
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
JOHN JENSEN, Appointee                                                                                                          
Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF)                                                                                                 
Petersburg, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified as appointee to  the Alaska Board                                                             
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
FREDERICK "FRITZ" JOHNSON, Appointee                                                                                            
Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF)                                                                                                 
Dillingham, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified as appointee to  the Alaska Board                                                             
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HENRY MITCHELL                                                                                                                  
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Testified in  support of  John Jensen  and                                                             
Fritz Johnson  being appointed to  the Alaska Board  of Fisheries                                                               
(BOF).                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ED DERSHAM                                                                                                                      
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified support  of John Jensen  and Reed                                                             
Morisky being appointed to the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
ERNIE WEISS                                                                                                                     
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in  support of John  Jensen, Reed                                                             
Morisky, and  Fritz Johnson being  appointed to the  Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ARNI THOMSON, Representative                                                                                                    
Alaska Salmon Alliance (ASA)                                                                                                    
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in  support of John  Jensen, Reed                                                             
Morisky, and  Fritz Johnson being  appointed to the  Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHUCK DERRICK, President                                                                                                        
Chitna Dip Netters Association                                                                                                  
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in support of  Reed Morisky being                                                             
appointed to the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
ORVILLE HUNTINGTON                                                                                                              
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in  support of John  Jensen, Reed                                                             
Morisky, and  Fritz Johnson being  appointed to the  Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
VERNER WILSON, III, Director                                                                                                    
Natural Resources                                                                                                               
Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA)                                                                                           
Dillingham, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified with support  for the appointment                                                             
of Fritz Johnson to the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
LINDSEY LAYLAND, Deputy Director                                                                                                
United Tribes of Bristol Bay (UTBB)                                                                                             
Dillingham, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified with support  for the appointment                                                             
of Fritz Johnson to the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
GARY CLINE, Regional Fisheries Director                                                                                         
Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC)                                                                            
Dillingham, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified with support  for the appointment                                                             
of Fritz Johnson to the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
PAUL SHADURA, II                                                                                                                
South K Beach Independent Fishermen's Association (SOKI)                                                                        
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in  support of John  Jensen, Reed                                                             
Morisky, and  Fritz Johnson being  appointed to the  Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
AL BARRETTE                                                                                                                     
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Testified  with support  for Reed  Morisky                                                             
being  appointed to  the  Alaska Board  of  Fisheries (BOF),  and                                                               
opposition to the appointments of John Jensen and Fritz Johnson.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
GARY HOLLIER                                                                                                                    
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in  support of John  Jensen, Reed                                                             
Morisky, and  Fritz Johnson being  appointed to the  Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SAMANTHA WEINSTEIN, Representative                                                                                              
Southeast Alaska Guide Organization (SEAGO)                                                                                     
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in  support of John  Jensen, Reed                                                             
Morisky, and  Fritz Johnson being  appointed to the  Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
JEFF STEPHAN, Representative                                                                                                    
United Fishermen's Marketing Association (UFMA)                                                                                 
Kodiak, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in  support of John  Jensen, Reed                                                             
Morisky, and  Fritz Johnson being  appointed to the  Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
JERRY MCCUNE, Representative                                                                                                    
United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA)                                                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Testified in  support of John  Jensen, Reed                                                             
Morisky, and  Fritz Johnson being  appointed to the  Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CLIFF ZAWACKI, Intern                                                                                                           
Representative Louise Stutes                                                                                                    
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   Presented HCR  8, on  behalf of  the House                                                             
Special Committee  on Fisheries,  sponsor by request,  chaired by                                                               
Representative Stutes.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
JAY STINSON, President                                                                                                          
Alaska Research Consortium                                                                                                      
Kodiak, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HCR 8.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAN ORTIZ                                                                                                        
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified as the sponsor for HB 76.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
ELIZABETH BOLLING, Staff                                                                                                        
Representative Dan Ortiz                                                                                                        
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Explained the changes in HB  76, Version T,                                                             
on behalf of Representative Ortiz, sponsor.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BRITTENY CIONI-HAYWOOD, Director                                                                                                
Division of Economic Development                                                                                                
Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development (DCCED)                                                                
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:   Responded  to questions during  the hearing                                                             
on HB 76.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
10:02:53 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  LOUISE  STUTES  called  the  House  Special  Committee  on                                                             
Fisheries  meeting  to  order  at  10:02  a.m.    Representatives                                                               
Stutes,  Tarr,  Eastman,  Chenault, Fansler,  and  Kreiss-Tomkins                                                               
were  present  at  the  call to  order.    Representative  Neuman                                                               
arrived as the meeting was in progress.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
^CONFIRMATION HEARINGS(S):                                                                                                      
^Fishermen's Fund & Appeals Council                                                                                           
                   CONFIRMATION HEARINGS(S):                                                                                
          Fishermen's Fund Advisory & Appeals Council                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:03:46 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
confirmation hearing(s)  for the Fishermen's Fund  Advisory Panel                                                               
& Appeals Council.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease at 10:04 a.m.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:05:54 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CLAY  BEZENEK,  Appointee,  Fishermen's   Fund  Advisory  Fund  &                                                               
Appeals Council,  said the first  couple of terms on  the council                                                               
have been enjoyable  and he looks forward  to continuing service.                                                               
Assisting fellow fisherman is very satisfying, he stressed.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease at 10:07 a.m.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES opened public testimony.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:07:50 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JERRY MCCUNE,  Representative, United Fishermen of  Alaska (UFA),                                                               
stated support for the appointment  of Mr. Bezenek, and noted the                                                               
competent service he has provided in the past.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES closed public testimony.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:08:44 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FANSLER  moved to advance the  confirmation of the                                                               
appointee  to  a  joint  session  of the  House  and  Senate  for                                                               
consideration.   He  noted that  each member's  signature on  the                                                               
committee's report  in no way  reflects the member's  vote during                                                               
the  joint  floor  session.     There  being  no  objection,  the                                                               
confirmation was advanced.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF)                                                                                              
                Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:09:06 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
confirmation hearings for the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF).                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:09:46 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REED MORISKY,  Appointee, Alaska  Board of Fisheries  (BOF), said                                                               
serving  on the  board has  been  an honor,  as well  as a  major                                                               
responsibility.   The board is  heavily relied upon  by fishermen                                                               
for fair governance of allocations  and fishery regulations.  The                                                               
state is unique in the way  the board is configured and assisting                                                               
residents to  have access  to the board  process is  an important                                                               
part of  the work, he  said.   Finally, he expressed  interest in                                                               
continuing to  work towards solutions  to the current  and future                                                               
fisheries issues.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
The committee took a brief at-ease at 10:10 a.m.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:10:47 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT  asked about  changing the  board process                                                               
from a three year to a five year process.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. MORISKY  responded that going to  a five year cycle  may have                                                               
some  benefits,  and it  has  been  discussed  as a  cost  saving                                                               
measure.  The  five year cycle is considered to  be a length that                                                               
doesn't serve  the fishing demands, but  it has been argued  as a                                                               
means to bring stability to the process.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT said  focus on the cost  saving aspect is                                                               
helpful,  and  he  noted  that   most  fish  life  cycles  aren't                                                               
completed  in three  years.   He said,  "My concern  is, is  that                                                               
we're continually making changes to  a program when we don't have                                                               
the actual results of what the effects  of any change may be in a                                                               
short three year cycle."  He  expressed his intent to ask each of                                                               
the appointees for an opinion on  this situation, and said he has                                                               
proposed a bill addressing this point.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:14:01 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JOHN  JENSEN, Appointee,  Alaska Board  of Fisheries  (BOF), said                                                               
that as a third generation  fisherman, he has participated in the                                                               
majority of the  fisheries statewide, save the dive  fishery.  He                                                               
expressed support for the two  other appointees, Reed Morisky and                                                               
Fritz Johnson,  to continue  service on the  board.   Finally, he                                                               
said he has two sons who also fish.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:15:15 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN asked  about the  candidate's familiarity                                                               
with the criteria  for residents to obtain fish  for personal use                                                               
and asked how he weights that harvest.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN said the personal use fishery is a high priority.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE    EASTMAN   questioned    how   Matanuska-Susitna                                                               
residents might go about pursuing a personal use fishery.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JENSEN  said  there  are  a number  of  methods  and  means,                                                               
including dip netting.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   EASTMAN  recalled   that  in   2014  the   board                                                               
instituted a  conservation corridor.   Recently the  corridor has                                                               
undergone some  policy changes affecting  streams in  the Susitna                                                               
drainage.   He asked how  the allocation criteria was  applied by                                                               
the candidate regarding  the corridor when the  topic was brought                                                               
to the board.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN noted that several  Susitna drainage stocks are having                                                               
trouble  meeting  escapement  goals.     The  importance  of  the                                                               
fisheries to the area are  understood, and the area biologist has                                                               
reported that  the central  corridor may be  opened on  the north                                                               
end  this  year,  to  provide an  opportunity  for  personal  use                                                               
fishermen to harvest fish.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN noted that 15  stocks of concern have been                                                               
identified,  and  asked  how  many are  located  in  the  Susitna                                                               
drainage.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN estimated 12.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  asked if the policy  change regarding the                                                               
conservation corridor will affect  the Susitna drainage stocks of                                                               
concern.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JENSEN said  escapement  will  need to  be  attained, and  a                                                               
fishery will not be opened  if escapement goals aren't being met.                                                               
A commercial fishery exists on the north end, also, he noted.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN asked  if the BOF addressed  the stocks of                                                               
concern at the most recent meeting.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN said  each stock of concern has an  action plan, which                                                               
is actively  being managed.  An  effort is being made  to provide                                                               
harvest opportunities without risking the viability of a stock.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
10:23:24 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT  asked about changing the  board meetings                                                               
to convene in a five year versus the historic three year cycle.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JENSEN  said  one  result  would be  having  to  manage  the                                                               
fisheries  by invoking  emergency  petitions  and through  agenda                                                               
change requests.   There could be  a savings to the  state, which                                                               
would be the upside, he agreed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT asked  how  a fish  species  that has  a                                                               
biological  four, five,  or  six year  cycle  can effectively  be                                                               
managed in  a three year  board cycle, and whether  the decisions                                                               
made can be appropriately aligned.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JENSEN   responded  that  the  board   receives  actionable,                                                               
biological information from the Alaska  Department of Fish & Game                                                               
(ADF&G), for consideration.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10:25:29 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN  asked whether  the  economic  value of  a                                                               
fishery is considered when prioritizing stock allocations.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN said  all the information is  taken into consideration                                                               
and the value  of different fisheries is routinely  brought up as                                                               
an issue at the board meetings.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN  noted that the  Northern Cook Inlet  has 8                                                               
of 12  stocks of concern, and  asked what might have  caused that                                                               
situation.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN responded  that many variables have  been cited, which                                                               
include pike predation and beaver activity.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN  suggested that getting more  spawning fish                                                               
to the beds could be helpful to mitigate the problem.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN said the action plan  for a given stock of concern may                                                               
call include  efforts to  increase the  number of  spawning fish.                                                               
However, habitat degradation  is also an on-going  issue, as well                                                               
as the need to remove the invasive pike species.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN  said he  lives in  the immediate  area and                                                               
hasn't   noted  the   presence   of  beaver   dams  in   personal                                                               
observations.  He asked for the source of that information.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN replied that information  on beavers has been received                                                               
anecdotally,  via the  board  hearing process,  as  well as  from                                                               
ADF&G.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   NEUMAN  reported   that   some  Canadians   have                                                               
expressed concern that the out  migrating smolt are not receiving                                                               
sufficient  nutrients   in  the   tributary  waters   where  they                                                               
incubate,  and thus  lack the  strength  to survive  in the  open                                                               
ocean.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN acknowledged  that smolt viability has  been a concern                                                               
and that the out migrants have been rated as being small.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN said  the  Eastern Pacific  biomass is  at                                                               
about 20  percent of normal  for non-targeted species,  and asked                                                               
if that is an issue being addressed.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN agreed  that the ocean predation  on the out-migrating                                                               
smolt is high and on the rise.   At one time there was a ten year                                                               
cycle of  predator numbers building  up then dissipating,  but it                                                               
appears to be ongoing now, possibly due to ocean warming.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:33:11 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT  recalled that  drift net  fisheries have                                                               
been allowed into  the Cook Inlet corridor to  reduce pressure at                                                               
the intersection of the Matanuska-Susitna stocks of concern.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN confirmed the member's  recollection and said that the                                                               
drift net fleet has been used  to alleviate pressure on the north                                                               
bound stocks; to good effect.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
10:34:31 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   EASTMAN  reported   that   concerns  have   been                                                               
expressed  regarding advisory  committees (ACs)  and whether  the                                                               
board takes their local knowledge under consideration.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN  answered that the BOF  routinely recognizes/hears the                                                               
AC's contributions, and any  applicable comments are incorporated                                                               
into the deliberations.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:35:55 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN asked whether  the conservation corridor is                                                               
working according to expectations and design.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN responded  that it seems to  be performing effectively                                                               
and allowing  appropriate escapement.  He  reminded the committee                                                               
that ADF&G manages the fisheries in the corridor area.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN asked  whether  the status  quo should  be                                                               
maintained.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. JENSEN opined, yes.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:37:29 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  referred to the  committee packet to  note a                                                               
letter  of   support  [Arni  Thomson,  Alaska   Salmon  Alliance,                                                               
3/27/17] praising  Mr. Jensen as  the new  chair of the  BOF, and                                                               
paraphrased a portion of the contents that read as follows:                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Under the leadership of the  new Chairman, John Jensen,                                                                    
     from Petersburg, a  broadly knowledgeable fisherman and                                                                    
     a seasoned  Board member,  we experienced  a refreshing                                                                    
     spirit    of    respect,   collaboration,    thoughtful                                                                    
     deliberation,  and an  open environment  throughout the                                                                    
     marathon.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR predicted that  the collaboration and respect                                                               
the participants  are experiencing  will go a  long way  into the                                                               
future.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
10:38:26 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   KREISS-TOMKINS   commented  that   the   current                                                               
configuration on the BOF is  generating praise from participants,                                                               
many of whom  have attended meetings for a  significant number of                                                               
years.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:39:21 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
FREDERICK "FRITZ" JOHNSON, Appointee,  Appointee, Alaska Board of                                                               
Fisheries (BOF), said he has  made his living commercial fishing,                                                               
primarily for salmon.   The previous three-year term  as a member                                                               
of the BOF  has served as his apprenticeship, he  said, and added                                                               
that he looks forward to continuing his service.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
10:40:20 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT  asked about  changing the  board meeting                                                               
schedule from the current three to a five year cycle.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSON  acknowledged  that  there are  good  arguments  for                                                               
maintaining the  status quo, as  well as  for changing to  a five                                                               
year cycle,  especially when considering  aligning with  the life                                                               
cycles  of  the  salmon.     However,  alignment  isn't  entirely                                                               
necessary  as assumptions  can  be made  and  adjustments put  in                                                               
place via extrapolation methods.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT  reminded that on  a five year  cycle the                                                               
emergency  order   authority  could   still  be   instituted,  as                                                               
necessary.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:42:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN asked  whether  the conservation  corridor                                                               
should be continued status quo.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSON   recalled  the  past  success   of  the  management                                                               
practice,  and  opined  that  the  corridor  measures  should  be                                                               
respected and observed over time.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN surmised from  the comment that Mr. Johnson                                                               
supports  having  the   current  conservation  corridor  measures                                                               
extended, status quo, for at least three more years.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSON  reiterated that  it should remain  in place  and the                                                               
monitoring of results continued; it's a useful tool.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN  asked  about  the  major  cause  for  the                                                               
declining stocks in the corridor area.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSON  said that  many of the  possibilities were  cited by                                                               
the  previous appointee,  Mr. Jensen,  and added  that population                                                               
pressure  in the  area should  not  be discounted.   However,  he                                                               
said, it could be difficult to  identify the major cause, at this                                                               
point.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
10:45:55 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  asked how  the advisory  committees (ACs)                                                               
are worked into the board system.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSON responded  that  the AC's  are  an important,  local                                                               
resource,   invaluable   to   the  board   process,   and   their                                                               
participation should  not be reduced.   These are the  people who                                                               
are from the  area, they are using the resource,  and the process                                                               
would suffer without their input, he opined.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:47:47 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN asked whether the  stocks of concern in the                                                               
northern  Cook Inlet  area  could be  mitigated  by putting  more                                                               
spawning fish in the beds.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSON  pointed out  that without  spawning fish  there will                                                               
eventually be  no fish at all.   All the factors  involved should                                                               
be scrutinized and allowing adequate  escape numbers is certainly                                                               
necessary, he said.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN asked  if  he  supports higher  escapement                                                               
numbers for the corridor.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSON  responded  yes,  and   stressed  that  an  adequate                                                               
escapement is crucial.  Some systems  may not be able to brood an                                                               
abundance of fry, and that's something to be studied, as well.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
10:50:57 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TARR  expressed support for the  re-appointment of                                                               
Mr. Johnson.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KREISS-TOMKINS echoed support for Mr. Johnson                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES expressed support for Mr. Johnson's confirmation.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES opened public testimony.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
10:52:13 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
HENRY  MITCHELL stated  support for  two of  the appointees.   He                                                               
said  John  Jensen,  is  fair  minded  with  extensive  fisheries                                                               
knowledge; and  Fritz Johnson is  a dedicated fisherman,  as well                                                               
as being  dedicated to the  preservation of the "Bristol  Bay way                                                               
of life."  They should both be confirmed, he urged.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
10:53:31 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ED DERSHAM  stated support for  John Jensen as a  dedicated board                                                               
member and effective  chairman.  Regarding Reed  Morisky, he said                                                               
he appears to  be a contributing member, and  offered support for                                                               
his confirmation, as well.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
10:56:26 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ERNIE WEISS  stated support for  each of the appointees  and said                                                               
the currently  seated members  are thoughtful  and thorough.   He                                                               
said  Fritz  Johnson is  a  perfect  fit, with  good  experience;                                                               
Chairman  Jensen provides  good leadership;  and Reed  Morisky is                                                               
also an excellent choice.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
10:57:40 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ARNI  THOMSON,  Representative,  Alaska  Salmon  Alliance  (ASA),                                                               
stated support for  each of the appointees nominated  to the BOF,                                                               
paraphrasing  from a  prepared statement,  which read  as follows                                                               
[original punctuation provided]:                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     I  [represent]   the  members  of  the   Alaska  Salmon                                                                    
     Alliance, a  State of Alaska registered  not for profit                                                                    
     trade   organization  representing   primarily  seafood                                                                    
     processors, but  also the  interests of  fishermen, who                                                                    
     are  involved in  harvesting, processing  and marketing                                                                    
     of  seafood that  is landed  in  Prince William  Sound,                                                                    
     Cook  Inlet,   Kodiak,  SE   Alaska  and   Bristol  Bay                                                                    
     communities.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     ASA  members  have  lengthy experience  with  Board  of                                                                    
     Fisheries  meetings dating  back more  than twenty-five                                                                    
     years.  Several of  us recently completed participation                                                                    
     in  a  fourteen  day  Board  of  Fisheries  meeting  in                                                                    
     Anchorage at the Sheraton Hotel.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Under the leadership of the  new Chairman, John Jensen,                                                                    
     from Petersburg, a  broadly knowledgeable fisherman and                                                                    
     a seasoned  Board members, we experienced  a refreshing                                                                    
     spirit    of    respect,   collaboration,    thoughtful                                                                    
     deliberation  and an  open  environment throughout  the                                                                    
     marathon.    We  also  respect the  knowledge  and  the                                                                    
     alliance   of  interests   that   Reed  Morisky,   from                                                                    
     Fairbanks brings  to the Board.   Finally we appreciate                                                                    
     the  fact  that  Fritz  Johnson,  from  Dillingham  has                                                                    
     agreed to come  back and serve on the Board.   Fritz is                                                                    
     a man of integrity  with extensive fisheries experience                                                                    
     and  he  has  already  established  his  collaborative,                                                                    
     cooperative  and respectful  nature.    The ASA  firmly                                                                    
     supports all three of these candidates.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
10:59:30 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHUCK DERRICK, President, Chitna  Dip Netters Association, stated                                                               
support  for  the  appointment  of Reed  Morisky,  and  said  the                                                               
appointee brings  a perspective  from the  interior of  Alaska to                                                               
the board.  The association urges that he be retained.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
11:00:26 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ORVILLE  HUNTINGTON stated  support for  each of  the appointees,                                                               
especially Reed  Morisky.   He opined that  Mr. Morisky  brings a                                                               
valuable perspective  to the board  that the other  members can't                                                               
match,  particularly  in  the area  of  personal  use/subsistence                                                               
fisheries.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
11:01:48 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
VERNER  WILSON, III,  Director,  Natural  Resources, Bristol  Bay                                                               
Native  Association (BBNA),  stated  support  for Fritz  Johnson,                                                               
which  is  in  keeping  with  the  association's  resolution  for                                                               
maintaining  a regional  seat on  the board  due to  the economic                                                               
importance,  resource  abundance,  and worldwide  impact  of  the                                                               
Bristol Bay  salmon runs.   On a  personal level, he  opined that                                                               
Mr. Johnson  is a great advocate  for the Bristol Bay  region and                                                               
connects well with fishermen from across the state.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
11:03:57 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
LINDSEY LAYLAND,  Deputy Director,  United Tribes of  Bristol Bay                                                               
(UTBB) and  Dillingham, stated  support for  Fritz Johnson  as an                                                               
important  regional  representative,  who   brings  a  wealth  of                                                               
history and experience to the board.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
11:04:41 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
GARY  CLINE, Regional  Fisheries Director,  Bristol Bay  Economic                                                               
Development Corporation,  stated support for Fritz  Johnson, as a                                                               
returning member  who will be  able to "hit the  ground running."                                                               
Further,  Mr.  Johnson  does his  homework,  carefully  vets  the                                                               
proposals, and  engages well with  each of  the user groups.   He                                                               
provides a valuable  perspective and knowledge, as  well as being                                                               
known as a man of integrity, he opined.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
11:06:16 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PAUL  SHADURA,   II,  South   K  Beach   Independent  Fishermen's                                                               
Association (SOKI),  stated support  for each of  the appointees,                                                               
and said the recent board  meeting, with them seated, allowed for                                                               
good interaction  and was  very productive.   The  decisions made                                                               
were considered  balanced, and appropriately focused  on the need                                                               
for high,  sustained yields,  and strong,  productive runs.   The                                                               
open meeting  process needs to  be maintained to  allow community                                                               
engagement and as a forum to address local needs, he finished.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
11:08:54 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
AL BARRETTE stated  support for the appointment  of Reed Morisky,                                                               
characterizing  him  as  a conservationist  who  focuses  on  the                                                               
health of the salmon resource  stocks versus engaging in the user                                                               
group  politics, and  added  that  he works  well  with the  fish                                                               
advisory  groups  by  providing   comprehensive  reports  on  the                                                               
board's actions.   Mr.  Barrette then  stated opposition  to John                                                               
Jensen  and  Fritz  Johnson,  opining   that  these  two  members                                                               
practice risky  management decisions,  which is the  reason there                                                               
are so  many stocks of  concern.   For example, the  Copper River                                                               
[Chinook]  salmon  are one  year  from  being  named a  stock  of                                                               
concern, and yet  no board action has been taken  to mitigate the                                                               
situation, leaving  the escapement  goals in jeopardy.   Finally,                                                               
he  pondered  how  the conflict  of  interest  topic,  previously                                                               
discussed  in this  the committee  during the  hearing of  HB 87,                                                               
would  apply  to these  candidates;  causing  recusal from  board                                                               
deliberations and votes.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:11:08 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
GARY HOLLIE said  he has attended all board  meetings since 1986,                                                               
and   the  five   year  board   cycle  plan,   as  suggested   by                                                               
Representative Chenault,  is supportable.  He  stated support for                                                               
the appointees, describing them as  valuable board members.  John                                                               
Jensen's first meeting as chair  went more smoothly than could be                                                               
reported for  any meeting  in the  last decade,  he opined.   The                                                               
great  job that  the appointees  have been  doing, addresses  the                                                               
allocation "[yin] and yang," for balance among the fisheries.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:12:56 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SAMANTHA  WEINSTEIN,   Representative,  Southeast   Alaska  Guide                                                               
Organization (SEAGO),  stated support  for the  three appointees,                                                               
paraphrasing from a prepared statement, which read as follows:                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     My name is  Samantha Weinstein & I represent  the SE AK                                                                    
     guide    Organization,    a   nonprofit    organization                                                                    
     advocating  for   reasonable  laws,   regulations,  and                                                                    
     policies  affecting guided  sport  fishing, to  protect                                                                    
     the  sustainability   of  member  businesses   and  the                                                                    
     fishery resources.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Southeast guided  sport fishing has quickly  grown over                                                                    
     the  decades   to  ensure  visitors  and   residents  a                                                                    
     positive  and   safe  fishing  opportunity.     As  the                                                                    
     industry has  grown, so too  have the number  of sport-                                                                    
     related issues coming in front of the State BOF.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     SEAGO appreciates  Mr. Morisky's representation  of the                                                                    
     guided  sport   fishing  industry  on  the   Board  and                                                                    
     facilitating  other   member's  understanding   of  our                                                                    
     industry,   and   greatly  appreciates   Mr.   Jensen's                                                                    
     leadership   and   extensive   knowledge   of   various                                                                    
     southeast fisheries.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Learning and understanding  the complicated regulations                                                                    
     and policies affecting  the fishery resources, habitat,                                                                    
     subsistence   fishing,   guided  and   unguided   sport                                                                    
     fishing, and  commercial fishing  can take  years, even                                                                    
     with  a  background  as  an  angler.    As  a  relative                                                                    
     newcomer myself,  who is learning  as much as I  can as                                                                    
     fast  as  I can,  I  greatly  appreciate the  time  and                                                                    
     effort  these gentlemen  have put  into  their work  on                                                                    
     current  and historical  Board  service, from  advanced                                                                    
     readings   to   collaboration   and   patience   during                                                                    
     committee meetings.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     As Mr. Morisky said, it  is a great responsibility, and                                                                    
     he, Mr. Jensen, and Mr.  Johnson have stepped up to the                                                                    
     plate to understand  the concerns of and  work with all                                                                    
     contributors and user groups.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     I  am  looking  forward   to  continuing  the  kind  of                                                                    
     collaboration  a March  11 peninsula  clarion editorial                                                                    
     called   "remarkable"  in   the  upcoming   SE  finfish                                                                    
     meetings.  After all, we  are borrowing these resources                                                                    
     from our children and grandchildren.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     SEAGO  supports moving  these three  appointees forward                                                                    
     for confirmation.  Thank you.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
11:14:41 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JEFF  STEPHAN,   Representative,  United   Fishermen's  Marketing                                                               
Association  (UFMA),  stated  support   for  the  appointees  and                                                               
recounted  his experience  in  working with  the  members in  the                                                               
past.  He praised the  currently seated board members, and opined                                                               
that, as a group, they are  thoughtful, work in a serious manner,                                                               
and are honorable individuals.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
11:17:08 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JERRY MCCUNE,  Representative, United Fishermen of  Alaska (UFA),                                                               
stated support for the three appointees.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN  asked whether  there are any  members that                                                               
UFA doesn't support.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. MCCUNE said UFA is neutral  on Reed Morisky.  He opined, that                                                               
he has observed Mr. Morisky as  an effective board member who has                                                               
done a great job.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES closed public testimony.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
11:18:22 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FANSLER emphasized  the importance  of the  board                                                               
members to  be able to address  the diversity of our  large state                                                               
with  its  many user  groups;  each  dependent on  the  renewable                                                               
resource, which are the statewide fisheries.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:19:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  STUTES said  the state  fisheries represent  a contentious                                                               
resource, and expressed  appreciation for the members  who sit on                                                               
the BOF.   She  stressed the need  to continue  the renewability,                                                               
sustainability, and continuity of the fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:20:23 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN commented on  the importance of user groups                                                               
and expressed dissatisfaction  for how the stocks  of concern are                                                               
being managed, especially in  the northern Matanuska-Susitna area                                                               
that hosts 8 of  the 12 of the identified stocks  of concern.  He                                                               
said only two subsistence openings  have been allowed in the last                                                               
25 years,  and opined  that such  action is  not acceptable.   He                                                               
explained that the lack of  opportunity means that residents must                                                               
travel  to harvest  for personal  use/subsistence,  often to  the                                                               
Kenai area where overcrowding is an  issue.  The fisheries in the                                                               
upper reaches have  been depleted, and lodges have  had to close.                                                               
The economic  situation prompted former Governor  Sean Parnell to                                                               
issue a declaration.  The board  members have a difficult job, he                                                               
acknowledged,   to   fairly   allocate  the   renewable   fishery                                                               
resources.     Despite  the  board's  efforts,   some  areas  are                                                               
suffering, he underscored.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES expressed confidence that  the board is operating to                                                               
the best of their abilities.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:23:07 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN  reported  that  his  constituents  don't                                                               
share the  same degree of  confidence as expressed by  the chair.                                                               
The local  government in his area  has done what is  possible and                                                               
now looks to the state for relief, he said.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:23:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FANSLER  moved to advance the  confirmation of the                                                               
appointees  to  a joint  session  of  the  House and  Senate  for                                                               
consideration.   He  noted that  each member's  signature on  the                                                               
committee's report  in no way  reflects the member's  vote during                                                               
the  joint  floor  session.     There  being  no  objection,  the                                                               
confirmations were advanced.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 11:24 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          HCR 8-KODIAK SEAFOOD & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
11:25:55 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.  8, Expressing the strong support                                                               
of  the  Alaska State  Legislature  for  the Kodiak  Seafood  and                                                               
Marine Science  Center; and  urging the  University of  Alaska to                                                               
maintain  the Kodiak  Seafood  and Marine  Science  Center as  an                                                               
important resource in the state.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:26:02 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES said:                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Our first  piece of  legislation for  the day  is House                                                                    
     Concurrent   Resolution  8.     This   bill  is   being                                                                    
     introduced  as  legislation  on  behalf  of  the  House                                                                    
     Fisheries Committee.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     We saw a  draft version of this  resolution on February                                                                    
     21st   during  a   presentation  by   various  speakers                                                                    
     supporting  the  Kodiak   Seafood  and  Marine  Science                                                                    
     Center.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     A  motion  was made  during  that  meeting to  draft  a                                                                    
     resolution on  behalf of the House  Fisheries Committee                                                                    
     that is the legislation we have before us today.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
11:26:30 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CLIFF  ZAWACKI,  Intern,  Representative  Louise  Stutes,  Alaska                                                               
State Legislature, presented HCR  8, paraphrasing from a prepared                                                               
statement,   which   read   as  follows   [original   punctuation                                                               
provided]:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     I'm here  to introduce HOUSE CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION NO.                                                                    
     8 -  KODIAK SEAFOOD &  MARINE SCIENCE CENTER  (or KSMSC                                                                    
     for short)                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     As previously  mentioned by the chair,  House Fisheries                                                                    
     moved to  adopt the  draft of  this resolution  back on                                                                    
     Feb 21st and this is  the legislation we have before us                                                                    
     today.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     The  Alaska   seafood  industry  employs   over  60,000                                                                    
     workers annually,  more than  any other  private sector                                                                    
     industry  in the  state  and  this employment  provides                                                                    
     those workers with $1.6 B in annual earnings.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     The Kodiak Seafood and  Marine Science Center (Formally                                                                    
     known  as the  Fisheries Industrial  Technology Center)                                                                    
     was  established  in  Alaska  statute as  part  of  the                                                                    
     University of Alaska in 1981.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     Since  that time  the KSMSC  has  been instrumental  in                                                                    
     developing  employment  opportunities  in  the  fishing                                                                    
     industry   and   providing  training   on   harvesting,                                                                    
     processing, and conservation of our fishery resources.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     As  the University  of  Alaska  Fairbanks is  currently                                                                    
     facing deep  budget cuts UAF is  considering developing                                                                    
     a public-private  partnership to continue and  grow the                                                                    
     functioning of this valuable center.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     This resolution offers  the State legislature's support                                                                    
     for  the Kodiak  Seafood and  Marine Science  Center by                                                                    
     urging  the University  of Alaska  to  find a  solution                                                                    
     that keeps the center operating and stable.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:28:34 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN asked for a brief review of the                                                                           
organization and its duties.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. ZAWACKI said the resolution  offers the legislature's support                                                               
for the  University of Alaska  Fairbanks to continue  funding, or                                                               
finding  means to  fund, the  Kodiak Seafood  and Marine  Science                                                               
Center (KFMSC), and deferred further comment.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:29:38 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
JAY  STINSON, President,  Alaska  Research  Consortium, said  the                                                               
consortium  formed to  generate ways  and means  for solving  the                                                               
KFMSC  funding  problem.   He  reported  that meetings  with  the                                                               
university  administrators has  been productive,  and it  appears                                                               
that a  pathway forward  has been forged  that will  maintain the                                                               
mission  and   keep  the   doors  open.     Despite   the  recent                                                               
developments, he urged passage of HCR 8.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:31:22 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FANSLER  moved  to   adopt  HCR  8,  labeled  30-                                                               
LS0584\A.  Without objection, HCR 8 was before the committee.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:31:46 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES  opened public testimony.   Seeing none,  she closed                                                               
public testimony.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
11:32:25 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FANSLER  moved to  report HCR  8 out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes.   Without  objection HCR  8  was reported  from the  House                                                               
Special Committee on Fisheries.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 11:32 a.m. to 11:34 a.m.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
             HB 76-MARICULTURE REVOLVING LOAN FUND                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
11:34:06 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES announced  that the next order of  business would be                                                               
HOUSE BILL NO. 76, "An  Act relating to the mariculture revolving                                                               
loan  fund  and  loans  from  the  fund;  and  providing  for  an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
11:34:37 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FANSLER moved  to  adopt  the proposed  committee                                                               
substitute  (CS)   for  HB  76,  Version   30-ls0343\T,  Bullard,                                                               
3/14/17, as the working document.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
11:34:51 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES objected for discussion.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
11:35:06 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ELIZABETH BOLLING, Staff, Representative  Dan Ortiz, Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, said there  are five changes proposed  in Version T.                                                               
Referring to the committee  packet document labeled, "Explanation                                                               
of  Changes  from  HB0076  to HB0076  CS,"  she  paraphrased  the                                                               
changes,  which read  as follows  [original punctuation  provided                                                               
with slight modification]:                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section 3                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
       AS 16.10.900(d) divides the fund into two critical                                                                       
     purposes, and ensures the revolving nature of one side                                                                     
     does not depend or detract from the other over time.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Section 4                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      AS 16.10.905 limits grants as one-time grants to non-                                                                     
     profit organizations.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section 5                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      AS 16.10.905(b) caps the total amount available for                                                                       
     grants at [$500,000].                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section 8                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
      AS 16.10915(4) allows the department to secure loans                                                                      
     by a first priority lien on collateral.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Section 13                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
       AS 16.10.920 will ensure individual farmers accrue                                                                       
     interest.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
11:36:27 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES  removed her objection.   Without further objection,                                                               
Version T was before the committee.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
11:36:45 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN  noted that the proposed  change in Section                                                               
3,  allows the  entire fund  balance  to be  available for  loans                                                               
versus a percentage of the balance.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS.  BOLLING responded  that the  change adds  a new  subsection,                                                               
(d), and  said, "The  fund was not  previously split  60/40, this                                                               
bill splits it 60/40."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN stated his  understanding that the fund has                                                               
been described as  allowing 40 percent, of  the $500,000 balance,                                                               
to be loaned.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
11:38:39 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
BRITTENY   CIONI-HAYWOOD,   Director,    Division   of   Economic                                                               
Development,  Department   of  Commerce,  Community   &  Economic                                                               
Development (DCCED), explained  that the fund, up  to this point,                                                               
has  been  fully  available for  use  by  individual  mariculture                                                               
farmers.    The  bill  seeks  to make  40  percent  of  the  fund                                                               
available  for hatchery  and salmon  enhancement  projects.   The                                                               
remaining  60   percent  will  remain  available   to  individual                                                               
farmers.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN referred to  the previously adopted Version                                                               
R, Section 10, and paraphrased the language, which read:                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     (e)  The total  balances outstanding  on loans  made to                                                                    
     borrowers under  AS 16.10.910(a)(2)  may not  exceed 40                                                                    
     percent of  the principal of the  mariculture revolving                                                                    
     loan fund.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN noted  that in  the previous  bill hearing                                                               
the loan totals and balances  available were discussed.  He said,                                                               
"If I remember right, there was  $5 million out, there was a loan                                                               
out  for $500,000,  left  $450;  60 percent  of  it  would be  $2                                                               
million   available,   [leaving]   one   half   million   dollars                                                               
available."                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CIONI-HAYWOOD  offered  that  the percentage  split  in  the                                                               
previous  version was  for making  loans to  hatcheries; however,                                                               
concerns  were  expressed and  the  percentages  were changed  to                                                               
accommodate individual  farmers.  She clarified  that the grants,                                                               
"which is the  'up to $500,000' piece" will be  coming out of the                                                               
$400,000 and  the remaining of  the 40  percent can then  be used                                                               
for loans  to hatcheries.  The  remaining 60 percent is  then set                                                               
aside for use by individual farmers.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN  asked whether  loan defaults  would affect                                                               
the fund.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CIONI-HAYWOOD answered  that a  small  amount is  held in  a                                                               
foreclosure reserve, currently $50,000.   As additional loans are                                                               
made,  she  said the  amount  could  be increased  appropriately.                                                               
However,  60  percent of  the  fund  would remain  available  for                                                               
loans.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN questioned  whether  there  is a  standard                                                               
practice to loan out the entire corpus of the revolving fund.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CIONI-HAYWOOD  said  that  such a  situation  has  not  been                                                               
encountered, in her experience.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
11:43:00 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FANSLER  referred to Version  D, Sec. 7,  pages 3,                                                               
line 31, continuing to page 4, lines 1 and 2, which read:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     (e) The total of balances  outstanding on loans made to                                                                    
     borrowers under  AS 16.10.910(a)(2)  may not  exceed 40                                                                    
     percent of  the principal of the  mariculture revolving                                                                    
     loan fund.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FANSLER asked  whether this  subparagraph can  be                                                               
tracked in Version T.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. CIONI-HAYWOOD  said that as  the loan fund is  currently only                                                               
available  to  mariculture farmers,  the  bill  seeks to  support                                                               
hatcheries,  as  well.   The  language  of  the 40/60  split  has                                                               
vacillated between bill versions.   However, Version T stipulates                                                               
that 60 percent of the fund  will be available to farmers, and 40                                                               
percent to hatcheries.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FANSLER  suggested  the  loan  figures  might  be                                                               
better established  in "bright line" numbers  versus a percentage                                                               
split,  and  asked  if  there  is a  prevailing  reason  for  the                                                               
approach being proposed.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. BOLLING responded that legal  consultation suggested it would                                                               
be more reliable, and offer  protection to individual farmers, to                                                               
"simply  split the  fund,  in time,  from one  date."   She  said                                                               
that's what is proposed in the CS.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
11:46:36 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  asked what  is the longest  deferral time                                                               
allowed prior to repayment beginning.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. CIONI-HAYWOOD answered that  individual farmers are currently                                                               
allowed  a six  year deferment,  which  remains the  same in  the                                                               
proposed CS.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
11:47:20 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  CHENAULT pointed  out  that  loan recipients  are                                                               
intended to be  Alaskans.  He asked whether all  of the fishermen                                                               
that  receive a  loan from  the program  will be  required to  be                                                               
Alaskan [residents].                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS. CIONI-HAYWOOD answered yes.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
11:48:02 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN   asked  the   director  to   clarify  her                                                               
statement.   He said, "I  believe I heard  you say that  it's not                                                               
standard procedure to  take 100 percent of  these revolving loans                                                               
and have them available for loans."                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CIONI-HAYWOOD  explained  that  the fiduciary  duty  of  the                                                               
division  is to  maintain  the revolving  fund;  however, if  the                                                               
entire available amount were loaned,  the fund would be shut down                                                               
until payments  were received for recapitalization  and provide a                                                               
loanable cash balance.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN expressed  concern for  the fund  becoming                                                               
bankrupt.  He asked, "Standard  policy for revolving loans; is it                                                               
standard policy  to take 100  percent of  the amount of  the loan                                                               
and allow  that all out  for the  other revolving loans  that the                                                               
state handles."                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
11:50:18 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE DAN ORTIZ, Alaska  State Legislature, offered that                                                               
the intent  of the bill  is to jump-start a  mariculture resource                                                               
that is projected to evolve into a $1 billion industry.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN asked  if 100 percent of the  corpus of the                                                               
fund could be loaned out.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CIONI-HAYWOOD  restated  how  the  corpus  could  be  loaned                                                               
against.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 11:53 a.m. to 11:54 a.m.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
11:54:26 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN referred  to Version T, page  5, lines 26-                                                               
28, and read:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     The department may defer principal of and interest on                                                                      
      a loan made under AS 16.10.910(a)(2) for a period of                                                                      
     up to 11 years after the loan is made.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN  noted that the addition  of this proposed                                                               
language will allow non-payment of a loan for 11 years.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. CIONI-HAYWOOD  replied that the hatcheries  are extended this                                                               
deferral period; however, the farmers are not.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
11:55:19 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN stated  his  understanding  that the  loan                                                               
fund  has $5  million  available and  hatcheries  are allowed  to                                                               
borrow up to $1 million.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MS. CIONI-HAYWOOD affirmed the member's understanding.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN   asked  how  many  applicants   might  be                                                               
anticipated.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  ORTIZ  said  the  industry is  in  the  fledgling                                                               
state, making it difficult to  determine how many applicants will                                                               
come forward  should the bill  become law. He offered  that, from                                                               
anecdotal conversations,  two groups are currently  in a position                                                               
to make application.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN  expressed concern  for the ability  of the                                                               
fund to be maintained if 60 percent is on loan.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
11:57:52 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN referred  to Version T, page  4, lines 12-                                                               
13, and paraphrased the language, which reads:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
        (B) $1,000,000 a year for an applicant under AS                                                                         
     16.10.910(a)(2);                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE   EASTMAN  asked   for  an   explanation  of   the                                                               
significance regarding the $1 million per year stipulation.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CIONI-HAYWOOD  said  the "per  year"  language  was  brought                                                               
forward from  the previous bill  version, and offered  to provide                                                               
further information on the significance.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
11:59:22 AM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN stated  concern  for the  number of  loans                                                               
that could be made available,  and asked what the long-range plan                                                               
is for continuing the funding corpus.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ORTIZ  replied that the  intent is to  optimize an                                                               
underutilized,   available  fund,   and  jumpstart   the  budding                                                               
mariculture  industry.     He  expressed  appreciation   for  the                                                               
member's concerns  regarding the  solvency of the  fund; however,                                                               
it has an  excellent record of good,  solid management practices,                                                               
and has  grown over the years.   The concerns are  unmerited when                                                               
considering this solidly managed fund, he opined.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN maintained  his concern regarding solvency,                                                               
stating,  "I've seen  a lot  of these  revolving loan  funds fail                                                               
because ... they've been overextended."                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  ORTIZ  responded,  "Not in  this  department  you                                                               
haven't."                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN referred to Version  T, page 3, lines 8-10,                                                               
which read:                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     (9)  make   one-time  grants  for   organizational  and                                                                    
     planning purposes  to nonprofit  organizations eligible                                                                    
     for  loans  under  AS 16.10.190(a)(2)  in  amounts  not                                                                    
     exceeding $100,000.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN  noted that  the authority falls  under the                                                               
purview of the  DEC commissioner, and asked what  the purpose and                                                               
parameters are for approving this type of loan.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. CIONI-HAYWOOD  explained that  the language  reflects similar                                                               
allowances, similar  to what reside in  the fisheries enhancement                                                               
revolving  loan  fund, where  grants  were  extended to  regional                                                               
hatcheries for planning purposes.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
12:04:03 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN stated  his understanding  that the  term                                                               
grant signifies  money that will not  be paid back and  asked how                                                               
grants might impact the 60-40 percentage split.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. CIONI-HAYWOOD responded  that the grant amount  was capped at                                                               
$250,000 and is a draw from the 40 percent hatchery share.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
12:04:55 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FANSLER commented  that, should  the fund  become                                                               
overextended,  the   legislature  could  choose   to  appropriate                                                               
additional funding, if mariculture proves to be successful.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CIONI-HAYWOOD agreed,  and said  the fisheries  enhancement,                                                               
revolving loan fund, was capitalized on numerous occasions.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
12:05:38 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN  said he  had  further  questions for  the                                                               
director, and sought permission to proceed.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  STUTES  approved  the  member's   request,  based  on  the                                                               
questions being "new."                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
12:06:34 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  NEUMAN   inquired  about   the  balance   of  the                                                               
fisheries  enhancement revolving  loan  fund,  noting that  funds                                                               
with grant authority generally have a larger corpus.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CIONI-HAYWOOD  responded   that  the  fisheries  enhancement                                                               
revolving fund has about $100 million, as a balance.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN said that  is a substantial amount compared                                                               
to the  $5 million  proposed for  the mariculture  revolving loan                                                               
fund balance.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
12:08:19 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  EASTMAN  commented  that  using  a  general  fund                                                               
appropriation to  address a shortfall  in the fund  balance could                                                               
present a budgetary problem.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
12:08:45 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FANSLER  moved to  report the  proposed CS  for HB                                                               
76, Version  30-LS0343\T, Bullard,  3/14/17, from  committee with                                                               
individual recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE EASTMAN objected.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
12:10:05 PM                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.   Representatives  Fansler, Neuman,                                                               
Kreiss-Tomkins, Tarr, and Stutes voted  in favor of the motion to                                                               
move HB 76 from committee.   Representatives Eastman and Chenault                                                               
voted against  it.  Therefore,  CSHB 76(FSH) was reported  out of                                                               
the House Special Committee on Fisheries by a vote of 5-2.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STUTES recessed the meeting to a call of the chair.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The House Special Committee on Fisheries meeting was recessed at                                                                
12:10 p.m. to a call of the chair.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
[The meeting was reconvened April 4, 2017.]                                                                                     

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
Resume - Clay Bezenek.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Fishermens Fund Appointment
Resume - John Jensen.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries Appointment
Resume - Frederick (Fritz) Johnson.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries Appointment
Resume - Reed Morisky.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries Appointment
ASA Support - Jensen Morisky Johnson.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries Appointment
Icicle Support - Jensen Johnson.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries Appointment
Bristol Bay Borough Support - Johnson.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries Appointment
KRSA Support - Jensen Morisky Johnson.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries Appointment
CDFU Support - Jensen.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries Appointment
SAFA Support - Bezenek.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries Appointment
KPFA Support - Jensen Morisky Johnson.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries
Unalaska Mayor Support - Jensen Morisky Johnson.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries
HCR008A Sponsor Statement 3.10.17.PDF HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HCR 8
HCR008 ver A 3.1.17.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HCR 8
HCR008 Fiscal Note LEG-SESS 3.13.17.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HCR 8
HCR008 Fiscal Note LEG-SESS-03-10-17.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HCR 8
HCR008A Supporting Document- Leg Research FITC 12.2.16.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HCR 8
HCR008A Supporting Document - KSMSC Budget.PDF HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HCR 8
HCR008A Supporting Document - APICDA 12.10.15.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HCR 8
HCR008A Supporting Document - AML 11.5.15.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HCR 8
HB128 Supporting Document-Ketchikan Gateway Borough.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 128
HB128 Supporting Document - Adkinson Comments.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 128
HB128 Supporting Document-Ketchikan Gateway Borough.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 128
HB128 Supporting Document - Adkinson Comments.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
HB 128
ATA Support - Jensen.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries
KPFA Support - Jensen Morisky Johnson.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries
Unalaska Mayor Support - Jensen Morisky Johnson.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries
USAG Support - Jensen.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Board of Fisheries
UFA support Jensen and Johnson for BOF 032817.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Bristol Bay Native Assoc Comments BOF.pdf HFSH 3/28/2017 10:00:00 AM