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Public testimony begins this weekend for Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting

The Alaska Board of Fish is gearing up for their upcoming Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting in Anchorage, and people interested in testifying are able to sign up Friday.

The Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting will take place from Feb. 7 until Feb. 17, a public notice from the Board of Fish said.

The first weekend of the meeting is set aside for public testimony. Public testimony is scheduled and will take place in “time blocks” in the morning or afternoon on either Saturday or Sunday.

Individuals seeking to sign up to testify must do so by 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the meeting facility, the Egan Center in Anchorage. By 5 p.m. Friday, the board will post a schedule of public testimony on the Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting website and at the meeting facility.

Each time block will allow for about 40 to 50 testimonies, and time blocks will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Newcomers to the Board of Fish can learn the ropes of the board process at a training during the lunch break at 12:10 p.m. Friday in the main meeting area of the Egan Center. The training will last about an hour. For more information, call board support at 907-465-4110.

The agenda and proposals for the meeting can be found on the Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting website.

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