24 April 2020 – Protective measures for independent commercial fishing vessels

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: AK
Lead People/Agency: Governor Mike Dunleavy

Overview: Health Mandate 017 directly affects the commercial fishing industry by establishing standardized protective measures to be followed by all independent commercial fishing vessels operating in Alaskan waters and ports. Apendix 01 of Health Mandate 017 requires each independent vessel captain to sign the Health Mandate 017 Acknowledgement Form (Appendix 02) prior to actively participating in the 2020 commercial fishing season. This mandate goes into effect April 24th and scheduled to be reevaluated by May 20th.
Full details here: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr&release=2020_04_24

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska Division of Public Health
Evidence/Justification: “The purpose of this Mandate is to enact protective measures for independent commercial fishing vessels operating within Alaskan waters and ports in order to prevent, slow, and otherwise disrupt the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.”