ALERT: Alaska Salamander Ban - Feb 13, 2021

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has proposed a ban on 201 species of salamanders. This is an amendment to a current regulation banning certain fish, mollusks, and crustaceans. The comment deadline is 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2021.

The new regulation states that a person may not import, own, possess, propagate, transport, distribute, release, purchase or sell within the state any salamander species listed as injurious under the federal Lacey Act. Importation into the U.S. is already prohibited for these species.

Read the proposal at This section is highlighted in green at the bottom of page 3 through the top of page 4.

You can find the list of species at 50 CFR § 16.14 - Importation of live or dead amphibians or their eggs. | CFR | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments:

By email:

By fax: (907) 465-2604 and by electronic mail at

By mail: Shellene L. Hutter
Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

The comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2021.

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