Governor pauses implementation of CFEC changes

Aug 30, 2016

Gov. Bill Walker has put a hold on his plan to move some functions of CFEC over to Fish and Game.

Administration looks to fill CFEC vacancy

May 31, 2016

The governor is looking for a third member of the state's Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

A new report indicates that more and more non-residents hold commercial fishing permits in Alaska. Limited entry permits are needed to fish in 65 commercial fisheries in Alaska and there are 79-different kinds of permits that cover different gear types. Currently there are over 16.5-thousand permits issued in Alaska.