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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...
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...
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.
Cotten picked for Fish and Game head; fish board members decline to interview Maw

...recommendation for the position, that of Acting Commissioner Sam Cotten. If Walker approves Cotten's nomination the Eagle...decision in endorsing Governor Walker's selection of Sam Cotten as acting commissioner and I believe as Commissioner...
Fish and Game Sportfish director gets a new job

...Sportfish Division Director Tom Brookover has been named as acting director of the Sport Fish Division. Acting Commissioner Sam Cotten appointed Swanton to his new role, according to a Tuesday news release. The nomination to the Pacific Salmon Commission...
Fish board plays politics - again

...The boards had four candidates to consider, including Sam Cotten, appointed by Gov. Bill Walker as the acting commissioner...decision in endorsing Governor Walker's selection of Sam Cotten as acting commissioner and I believe as Commissioner...
BOF head Johnstone resigns

...position. The boards had five candidates but ultimately chose to interview just one, Acting Commissioner for Fish and Game Sam Cotten. Board of Fisheries members voted unanimously to quash Maw's application without interviewing him. Its members gave...


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