JUNEAU - A recent review says changes may be needed at the commission that regulates commercial fisheries participation.
The three-member Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission decides how many fishermen can participate in a limited fishery and who receives the permits.
Kodiak Rep. Louise Stutes says she's working on a bill that would move the commission into the Department of Fish and Game, partially in response to the review.
The report detailed inefficiencies, a backlog of permit applications and options for restructuring.
CFEC chair Bruce Twomley said Tuesday that the commission was preparing a formal response to the review, which he planned to release by the end of the week.
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