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Yukon River Preseason Meeting

Yukon River Pre-season Meeting
April 19-20, 2023
Fairbanks, Alaska
Wedgewood Resort
Working Together Moving Forward

April 19, 2023

8:30 am – 8:45 am: Welcome address

8:45 am – 10:15 am: 2023 Yukon River Season Outlook
ADF&G and USFWS Yukon Area Managers
Christy Gleason, Yukon Area Fall Season Manager
Deena Jallen, Yukon Area Summer Season Manager
Holly Carroll, USFWS Federal Yukon River Manager

BREAK 10:15- 10:30 am

10:30 am – 10:50 am Board of Fisheries AYK Region Update
Christy Gleason, Yukon Area Fall Season Manager
Deena Jallen, Yukon Area Summer Season Manager

10:50 am – 11:10 am: Marine Research
Sabrina Garcia, AYK Marine Research Biologist, ADFG
Katie Howard, Fisheries Scientist, ADFG

11:10 am – 11:30 am: TCC Mid-river sonar update/benefits of Co-Management
Ben Stevens, Hunting and Fishing Task Force Director
Shannon Erhart, Tribal Development Deputy Director

11:30 am-12:00 pm: Community Development Quota
Robin Samuelsen, BBEDC Board Chair
Oscar Evon, CVRF

LUNCH is provided

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm: NPFMC Update
Terese Schomogyi, Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Yukon River Panel
Rhonda Pitka, Beaver
Andy Bassich, Eagle
Erik Weingarth, St. Mary’s
Ragnar Alstrom, Alakanuk

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Panel Discussion: Alaska Peninsula Board of Fisheries Meeting
Virgil Umphenour, Fairbanks Advisory Council
Gale Vick, Fairbanks Advisory Council
Stan Zuray, Board of Fisheries

2:30 pm -3:00 pm: Youth Leadership Presentation – Emerging Leaders

BREAK 3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

3:20 pm – 4:00 pm Canadian First Nations Approach to No Fishing
Elizabeth MacDonald, CYFN

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Public Comment

April 20,2023

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15am -10:30 am: Explanation of Break Out groups
Set the foundation for community planning in low abundance years

  • Food Security
  • Cultural Preservation
  • Advocacy at local level

BREAK 10:30 am -10:45 am

10:45 am – 11:15 pm: Break out group report back
11:15 pm – 12:00 pm: Public Comment and Closing

LUNCH Provided

Meeting Information

Bear Lodge
212 Wedgewood Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99701

For those who are making their
OWN reservations you can use
The code: YRDIND

Meeting Location
Wedgewood Resort
Taiga Center
Right next door to the
Bear Lodge

Breakfast will be provided at Wedgewood Resort in the conference room from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Since we are limited with our funds we ask the representatives we paid for to utilize the breakfast first. Breakfast will be removed before the meeting begins, so please adhere to the meal times.

Lunch will be provided to all participants attending the Preseason Meeting.

Dinner will be on your own. We may provide rides to restaurants or assist with food orders. Please contact Serena to coordinate.
Perdiem. Perdiem will be given to those we made reservations for. A travel agreement must be signed to release per diem funds.

Please click on the link to register for the meeting. A registration confirmation with the meeting link will be sent to the email address you provided.

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