Subsistence Section
Mission and Core Services

Contribution to Department Mission

The mission of the Subsistence Section is to scientifically gather, quantify, evaluate, and report information about customary and traditional uses of Alaska's fish and wildlife resources. (AS 16.05.094)

Core Services

  • Compile and analyze existing data; conduct research to gather information on the role of hunting and fishing by Alaskans for customary and traditional uses.
  • Disseminate current subsistence use information to the public; appropriate agencies and organizations; and fisheries and wildlife management divisions.
  • Assist the Board of Fisheries, the Board of Game, and the Joint Board of Fisheries and Game to evaluate customary and traditional uses of Alaska's fish and wildlife resources and amounts reasonably necessary for subsistence uses (ANS) of those resources.
  • Assist fisheries and wildlife managers in preparing management plans to ensure information on customary and traditional uses and fish and wildlife harvests is incorporated.

Subsistence Section Anchorage Office
Phone 907- 267-2353, Fax 907-267-2450

See also: Subsistence Fishing | Subsistence Hunting & Trapping