This document contains Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff comments on finfish regulatory proposals for the Bristol Bay Management Areas. These comments were prepared by the department for use at the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting, December 4–12, in Naknek, Alaska. The comments are forwarded to assist the public and board. The comments contained herein should be considered preliminary and subject to change, as new information becomes available. Final department positions will be formulated after review of written and oral public testimony presented to the board.