Governor Sean Parnell announced late Wednesday evening the appointment of Reed Morisky, of Fairbanks, to a recently vacated Board of Fisheries seat.
Morisky is set to replace Bill Brown, of Juneau, who announced his departure from the board with more than a year left in his term.
The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Alaska Legislature, but if confirmed Morisky's term will expire June 30, 2014.
Morisky is a sport fishing guide who owns Wildnerness Fishing based out of Fairbanks and Nenana and has been in the state since 1981 according to his website.
He works as a project manager for the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a current member of the Fairbanks Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Trout Unlimited, Alaska Outdoor Council and the National Rifle Association, according to the media release.