Earlier this week, Deckboss was pondering the extended search for a new boss at the National Marine Fisheries Service, headquartered in Silver Spring, Md.
Hours after that post went up, a reliable friend in Washington, D.C., advised me a Maryland official now appears to be the favorite.
Eric Schwaab is deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Here's an old press release with a little bio on Schwaab. The release indicates he once was director of the Maryland DNR's Fisheries Service.
For what it's worth, here's another link to some testimony Schwaab gave to a congressional committee recently on the subject of climate change.
We've heard several names in connection with the top job at NMFS.
Maybe this time we've got a winner in Schwaab.
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