Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Governor wants expanded fish board

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker today issued the following statement in defense of his choice for the Board of Fisheries.

Finding high-quality Alaskans to serve on the Board of Fisheries is critical, and that is why I was pleased to nominate Duncan Fields of Kodiak to fill the vacant seat on the board.

At the same time, Duncan's appointment underscores the constant struggle to achieve balance on the board. Not only is there an array of user groups — from commercial and sportfish to subsistence and personal use — there are also distinct regions which deserve representation when management issues are considered. It is not always possible to balance every need every year. This is why I believe the board should be expanded to include nine members. While I continue to support Duncan's appointment, I am working to promptly address the concern of balance between user groups.


Anonymous said...

"Finding high quality Alaskans..." started laughing right there. Good luck Governor.

Anonymous said...

That was a short term for Duncan Fields, I guess he didn't make the high quality standard either.

Anonymous said...

meh...hard to find 7 good people now, let alone 9. Not sure it enhances the process.

I see KRSA muscled Fields out of the way. Cain will do a good job in another term though.