Gov. Parnell on March 16, 2011 nominated Eric Olson for consideration by the US Secretary of Commerce for continued service on the NPFMC. The Governor also named Ragnar Alstrom and Jack Schultheis as alternate nominees.
Eric Olson is finishing his second term on the Council and is the current chair. Olso was born and raised in rural Alaska, is a Bristol Bay Native Corporation shareholder, and is a lifelong commercial fishermen. He is the director of Offshore Fisheries for Yukon Delta Fisheries Developement Association.
Ragnar Alstrom, of Alakanuk, is the executive director of yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association as well as a commercial fisherman, having participated in salmon, halibut, crab and herring fisheries in the Yukon region. Alstrom also serves on the Yukon River Panel and the Bering Sea Fsiehremn’s Association board of directors, in addition to his former service on the NPFMC advisory panel from 1998-2002. He is a former mayor of the City of Alakanuk.
Jack Schultheis, of Emmonak, is the general manager of Kwik’pak Fisheries LLC. He has been involved in processing for 38 years, mostly in western Alaska fisheries, for companies such as 10th & M Seafoods, North Alaska Fisheries, Yukon Delta Fish Marketing Co-operative, ANPAC Fisheries, and Whitney-Fidalgo Seafoods. Schultheis is currently a member of the Alaska Seafood Marketin Institute Board of Directors.