The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking at trimming 30 positions next year in budget cuts.

Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brooks gave an overview of the department’s budget to the House Finance Committee last week.

“Like, I think, most of the department you’ve seen, there was pretty steady growth for about a 10-year period. For the last three years we’ve seen a pretty significant decline,” Brooks said.

In three years, the department has cut 100 positions, Brooks said. The cut in the current budget year was about $14.7 million. Another $7.5 million is proposed in the governor’s budget for the budget year that begins in July.

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