Tribal Consultations in Alaska

In Alaska, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) consults with tribes and Native corporations about Federal actions that may affect tribal governments and their members. Executive Order 13175 sets the framework for regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with Alaska Native representatives in the development of policies, legislation, regulations, and programs.

If an Alaska Native tribe or Native corporation would like to initiate a consultation on any issue that is under the authority of NMFS, a person representing the tribe or Native corporation should write to the Alaska Regional Administrator at: James W. Balsiger, Ph.D., Regional Administrator, NMFS Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, Alaska 99801, PH: (907) 586-7221. Please identify in the letter a contact person from the tribe or Native corporation for further coordination and the best method to contact that person.

If your group would like to update its contact information, would like to receive information from us by email, or if you have questions about tribal consultations or actions under development or consideration by NMFS and do not know who to contact, please use our contact form or email directly: