By Laine Welch
The next meeting of the state Board of Fisheries starts in a few weeks but it’s unknown who will fill the seat of Indy Walton who was appointed by Governor Dunleavy in September but resigned in December. By law, a new selection must be made within 30 days. The seven-member board will meet from March 10-22 to address Southeast and Yakutat fish and shellfish proposals.
Another appointee is needed for the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission seat vacated by Dale Kelley on March 1. The CFEC is responsible for renewing permits, managing transfers, collecting fisheries data, and arbitrating who can fish.
“The Governor’s office is still taking applications for both positions and a press release will be distributed once the selections are made,” said spokesman Jeff Turner.
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