BOF Meets With Empty Seat / NPFMC Names

March 11, 2022

By Laine Welch


The state Board of Fisheries is meeting March 10-22 in Anchorage minus one member. By March 11 Governor Dunleavy had not named a replacement for Indy Walton who resigned in December. Alaska law states that an appointment must be made in 30 days, but “the seat is vacant until an appointment is made,” said spokesman Jeff Turner.     The Board is addressing subsistence, commercial, sport and personal use fishery proposals for Southeast and Yakutat.


Governor Dunleavy nominated  Nicole Kimball and Angela Drobnica to seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.


Kimball, who is vice president and fisheries policy analyst for the Pacific Seafood Processors Association, was selected for a second three-year term. 


Drobnica is director of fisheries and government affairs for the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association and a member of the Council’s Advisory Panel .


Drobnica will replace Cora Campbell, CEO of Silver Bay Seafoods if the nominations are approved by the US Commerce Secretary. The  terms begin in August.

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