Monday, February 6, 2017

Board of Fisheries news

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has reappointed John Jensen, of Petersburg, and Reed Morisky, of Fairbanks, to the state Board of Fisheries.

The governor also has appointed Fritz Johnson, of Dillingham.

Johnson, who has served previously on the board, will take the seat now held by Sue Jeffrey, of Kodiak, who is stepping aside after serving two terms.

Here's the governor's letter to legislative leaders indicating his appointments to various state boards and commissions.

Fish board appointees are subject to legislative confirmation.

In other news, state Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, has introduced House Bill 88, which would expand the board from seven members to nine. Here's her sponsor statement on the bill.


Anonymous said...

Great, more of the same old clowns.

"The decision to leave these fisheries in the hands of the State was not based on a finding that they were in good health; to the contrary, the Salmon FMP found that "[a]ll salmon species are at historic low levels in the Cook Inlet management area, with chinook stocks seriously depleted." Id. at 33,309."

Anonymous said...

Write your letter of interest next time.

Anonymous said...

The most ridiculously managed industry in America is the Alaska fishing industry.

Every three years we get a potential complete regulation overhaul.

These regulations can be begun and promulgated by a guy or gal from NYC, Florida or whereever.

Then no matter how ludicrous the proposed regulation, we then have to sit through 7 folks, most of whom are Bob Penney's sportbuddies and know diddly about our industry, and then they come out of the closet with a solution

There is no economic analysis

There is no cooling off period or drawn out comment period.

Heck, electing a homecoming queen is more sophisticated.

If any other industry had to go to the mat each three years to determine changes in regulation, there'd be no industry

What fucking banker with a brain would ever lend money to an Alaskan salmon fisherman who doesn't even know if his fishery will exist 36 months from now.

There is zero regulatory stability here.