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Scott Kelley appointed commercial fisheries director

...fisheries in the Southeast region, taking office Oct. 21, according to a department-wide letter from Commissioner Sam Cotten.Since Regnart stepped down, Division Operating Manager Forrest Bowers has served as the interim director during the...
Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priority

...held.Sens. Charlie Huggins and Lesil McGuire said they also supported the bill.State Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten said the department did not have a position on the bill because it's considered allocative.
Relocating bears doesn't change people's behavior

...electric fencing had been turned off.In a press release announcing the bears' relocation, Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten said that moving the bears was "a short-term solution to what the department views as a long-term issue. We need...
Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

...pollock, which forms one of the two main objections to the recusals from Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten, who also sits on the council, Kinneen, and Long.Kinneen, Long and Cotten sent letters on May 22 to Mary Beth Ward...
Gillis resignation was over board appointment

...even an applicant for the Board of Fisheries listing until prompted by Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten. Mumford applied for the position April 22, three days after Ruffner was rejected and Mumford's replacement on the...
Walker names health, acting Fish and Game commissioners

...during a news conference shortly after Walker was sworn in as governor. Other appointments announced Monday include Sam Cotten, a former state legislator, as acting Fish and Game commissioner and Marty Rutherford as a deputy Natural Resources...
Few apply for Fish and Game commissioner's position

...number of applicants. Four people met the Dec. 22 deadline to apply for the position including Alaskans Roland Maw and Sam Cotten and two out-of-staters, Zachary Hill and Greg Woods, said Executive Director of the Alaska Board of Fisheries Glenn...
Something to talk about

...names of qualified candidates for commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game. The fish board signed off only on Sam Cotten, whom the governor appointed to the position on Tuesday.But the day's events took another twist when the governor...
Chenault questions the process for Fish and Game finalists

...unanimously to not interview him. His application died.Ultimately, the only name advanced was that of acting commissioner Sam Cotten.In a letter to Walker, Chenault, R-Nikiski, called the Board of Fisheries' action unconscionable and said it...
Walker takes office

...included receptions, Walker held a brief first news conference, announcing Valerie Davidson as health commissioner, Sam Cotten as acting Fish and Game commissioner and Marty Rutherford as a deputy Natural Resources commissioner. His picture hung...


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