Stephanie Moreland, currently the fisheries and Arctic matters aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will leave that post to become senior advisor for fisheries, oceans and Arctic policy for the state of Alaska in Juneau, effective Sept. 17.
Her appointment was announced Aug. 22.
She will serve as an advisor and coordinator on Alaska fisheries policy between the governor’s office and other state and federal agencies, and coordinate with state and federal agencies on Arctic policy matters.
Moreland was hired as Murkowski’s fisheries aide last fall, replacing Arne Fuglvog, who pleaded guilty last summer to a single count of violating the Lacy Act for falsely reporting where he caught sablefish during a commercial fishery. He has since served his sentence and been released from prison.
Moreland has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a master’s degree in resource and applied economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Before joining Murkowski’s staff she served as the federal fisheries coordinator, extended jurisdiction program manager and economist for the state of Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game. She has also worked for the state’s Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.