Monday, December 3, 2018 (Anchorage) – Governor Mike Dunleavy has appointed Doug Vincent-Lang as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game. The Governor believes it is important that someone is in the position to manage the Department while the Joint Boards of Fish and Game go through their process of nominating potential Commissioners. The Governor respects that process and looks forward to the recommendations from the Joint Meeting of the Board of Fish and the Board of Game.
Vincent-Lang is a veteran of the department with more than three decades of experience in wildlife research and management. He previously served as Division Director for Wildlife Management, Special Assistant and Assistant Director to the Division of Sport Fish, and as a research biologist.
Commissioner Vincent-Lang earned a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a M.S. degree in biological oceanography from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.