Two members of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, Sam Cotten of Eagle River and Duncan Fields of Kodiak, will see their three-year terms expire in August.
From what I've heard, these two first-termers want another hitch on the 11-member council.
But challengers for the two seats already are stacking up in Gov. Sean Parnell's office. The governor later this year will submit his choices to the U.S. commerce secretary for final approval.
So who wants a council seat?
The governor's office provided Deckboss this list of people who have applied thus far:
Mike Heimbuch, a Homer commercial fisherman
Matt Moir, general manager of Alaska Pacific Seafoods in Kodiak
Donald Poulos, an Anchorage resident and former commercial fisherman out of Kodiak and Chignik
Michael Robbins, an Anchorage attorney
Dick Tremaine, an Anchorage resident and asset manager for Norton Sound Economic Development Corp.