Two reappointed to Board of Fisheries

Posted: Friday, March 30, 2001

JUNEAU (AP) -- Two members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries have been reappointed to new three-year terms.

Gov. Tony Knowles reappointed John White of Bethel and Russell Nelson of Dillingham.

''John White and Russell Nelson bring experience, knowledge, and commitment to the Fish Board,'' Knowles said.

White, a 28-year resident of Bethel, is a dentist and commercial salmon fisherman on the Kuskokwim River. He has served two previous terms.

Russell Nelson, a lifelong resident of Bristol Bay, works as land manager for Choggiung Ltd., the Dillingham village corporation. Nelson has 15 years experience as a Bristol Bay salmon drift fisherman and has worked as an engineer aboard a Bering Sea factory trawler. A commercial pilot, he has also worked as a herring and salmon spotter. He has served one term on the board.

The seven-member state Board of Fisheries sets regulations for fisheries conservation and management. Members are subject to legislative confirmation.

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