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Administration's attitude on fish board appointment disconcerting

...Fisheries seat concludes yet another contentious chapter in fish board politics. Mumford is Gov. Bill Walker's third pick...board appointments is more than a bit disconcerting. Fish board appointments require careful thought and consideration...
New fish board member named, not divulged

The deadline for Alaska Governor Bill Walker to appoint a third person to an open Board of Fisheries seat came and went Tuesday with no announcement, though staff in his office said he has made his appointment.
Fish board remains to be filled

Gov. Bill Walker has yet another appointment to make to a shorthanded Board of Fisheries, and this time the Legislature won't be in the equation.
Legislators responsible for their conduct and their votes

...view in the membership."It would seem that demanding fish board nominees fall into one category or another - pro-commercial...occasions over the past few years, we have been critical of fish board actions that have limited access to and the ability to...
Ruffner deserves support for fish board

I am writing to strongly urge the legislature to confirm Robert Ruffner for the Board of Fish. As director of the Kenai Watershed Forum he has put fish first. He is a logical intelligent thinker with a common sense approach.
An Outdoor View: Fish board

...knew his chances of being on the fish board were between slim and none.I doubt...the 1970s and 1980s, I attended fish-board meetings when the scale was heavily...opposed Robert Ruffner's run for a fish-board seat.Trouble is, there seems...
Action on fish board candidate disheartening

It is so disheartening to see the well qualified candidate for board of fish, Robert Ruffner, turned down by the legislature. I hope that voters and citizens will realize that partisan politics have no place in Alaska's future.
Legislature fails to confirm Ruffner to Board of Fisheries

...resident of the Kenai Peninsula. "It is my opinion that the statutes governing the qualification and selection criteria of fish board members has been hijacked by adversarial user groups; this was a key underlying message in my presentation to lawmakers...
Panel talks to fish board nominees, asks about salmon plan

JUNEAU - A Senate committee held a hearing Monday on the governor's nominees for the state Board of Fisheries, but the panel held off on taking action. State Affairs committee chair Sen.
Let's start talking now

...when the people who will be impacted - a human face to the issue - are sitting at the same table.With changes to the fish board in the works, we hope local recommendations, such as those submitted by the Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory...


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