Wednesday, August 28, 2019

AK Fisheries Appointments and Nominations Announced

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced appointments to the board of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), and nominations to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, North Pacific Research Board and panels for the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

Jack Schultheis, general manager of Kwik’pak Fisheries, a subsidiary of the Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, was reappointed to the board of ASMI, which he currently chairs.

Mike Erickson (Juneau), owner of Alaska Glacier Seafoods, and Alf Skaflestad, a veteran fish harvester and direct marketer from Hoonah, Alaska, where also appointed.

The governor nominated Tommy Sheridan (Cordova), a fisheries consultant focused on mariculture development, and former Prince William Sound commercial purse seine fleet manager, to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dunleavy’s nominations to the North Pacific Research Board in Anchorage, Alaska, include Bradley Moran, dean of the University of Alaska College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in Fairbanks, as well as Gordon Kruse, professor emeritus at the college, and Dr. Robert Onders, medical director of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage.

The two nominees to the Pacific Salmon Treaty’s northern panel are Deborah Lyons, executive director of the Chinook Futures Coalition, in Petersburg, and John Carle (Hydaburg), a fisheries industry veteran who serves on the Southeast Alaska Herring Conservation Alliance. Carle’s nomination is a reappointment.

Troy Thynes (Petersburg) a regional management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was nominated for the transboundary panel of the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

John Linderman (Anchorage), the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim regional supervisor for ADF&G’s Division of Commercial Fisheries, was nominated for the Yukon River Panel of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, with Carolyn Brown (Fairbanks), regional program manager for ADF&G’s Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region, as alternate.

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