As the North Pacific Fishery Management Council continues meeting this week on the Steller sea lion issue, it's interesting to note someone new occupying the state's chair on the 11-member panel: Cora Campbell, fisheries policy adviser to Gov. Sean Parnell.
Normally, state Fish and Game Commissioner Denby Lloyd occupies that seat, and certainly you might imagine he would want to be a part of so important a meeting.
But Lloyd, as we reported on Aug. 8, is facing prosecution after a drunk driving arrest in Juneau.
The governor has said that if the court system "reveals guilt, swift and appropriate action will be taken" against Lloyd.
Deckboss yesterday checked with Parnell's press secretary, Sharon Leighow, on Lloyd's status. Nothing has changed, she said.
But judging from the look of the council these days, maybe we do have a change.