The Alaska House Special Committee on Fisheries will hold a hearing Wednesday on salmon management in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Western Alaska.
The hearing is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage.
The committee will hear from the state Department of Fish and Game, village councils and commercial industries, and will take public testimony, says this committee press release.
People in the huge AYK region have long depended on salmon fisheries, the release says.
"Over the past 10 years, there have been declines in the salmon returns to Western Alaska, which has led to severe restrictions on commercial and subsistence fisheries, as well as state and federal disaster declarations."
The hearing coincides with the huge Alaska Federation of Natives convention, which begins Thursday in Anchorage.