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Gov. Appoints Morisky to Board of Fisheries

February 6, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced the appointment of Reed Morisky to the Board of Fisheries. Morisky’s appointment is effective immediately, expires June 30, 2014, and is subject to confirmation by the Alaska Legislature.

The Board of Fisheries is responsible for the conservation and development of the state’s fishery resources. This involves setting seasons, bag limits, methods and means for the state’s subsistence, commercial, sport, guided sport, and personal use fisheries, and it also involves setting policy and direction for the management of the state’s fishery resources. The board is charged with making allocation decisions, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is responsible for management based on those decisions.

The Board of Fisheries meets four to six times each year in communities around the state to consider proposed changes to fisheries regulations in Alaska. The board uses the biological and socioeconomic information provided by ADF&G, public comment received from people inside and outside of the state, and guidance from the Alaska Department of Public Safety and the Alaska Department of Law when creating regulations that are sound and enforceable.

Morisky, of Fairbanks, is the owner and operator of Wilderness Fishing, a sport fishing guide service based in Fairbanks and Nenana. He currently works as a project manager for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Division of Design and Construction. He is a past member of the Sport Fishing Guide Services Task Force, Summit Drive Service Area Commission, and the Steese Area Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors. Morisky serves as a current member for the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau, Trout Unlimited, Alaska Outdoor Council, and the National Rifle Association.

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