Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fuglvog pulls out of contention for NMFS job

Arne Fuglvog has dropped out of the hunt for the top job at the National Marine Fisheries Service.

In this letter dated July 31 to Commerce Department Under Secretary Jane Lubchenco, Fuglvog said the process of considering candidates was taking much longer than he expected "and I am no longer able to remain a candidate."

Fuglvog is a former Alaska commercial fisherman now working on the staff of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

The Obama administration recently asked Jim Balsiger to stay on a few more months as NMFS chief while the search for his successor continues.


Anonymous said...

Tne guy gets the endorsement of his boss and 4 other Senators the Pew and Environmental Defence Fund and withdraws because of "timing",does
anyone really believe that ????

Anonymous said...

All a person has to do is walk the docks of Petersburg and you'll
hear that Arne Fuglvog is under
by federal agents for violating
fisheries and other federal and state laws.
why not try somthing new and tell
the truth Arne ?
Timing my ass..
Sen Murkowski you should be ashamed of your self for covering for this guy, not to mention your endorsement of Arne to head NOAA'S
NMFS.Has he ever told you how many
millions of dollars his family has made because of his political influence, support and council
votes This is going to get really
embarrassing for alot of important
people but let the cards fall where
they might because it's the truth.