Mike Smith Appointed to Board of Fisheries

Governor Parnell appointed Mike Smith to the Board of Fisheries on April 23rd to replace Janet Woods who resigned this spring. He was appointed to fill out her term which will end June 30, 2012 subject to legislative confirmation next year.

Mike Smith of Fairbanks, has worked for the Tanana Chiefs Conference for 20 years in a variety of fisheries and resources related positions.  He has been a subsistence and commercial fisherman in the Interior and has gained experience in fisheries management issues as a member of the NPFMC Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch Work Group, the Yukon River Technical Committee, te Artic-Yukon-Kuskokwin Sustainable Salmon Initiative, and the Western Arctic Salmon Stock Identification Program.  Mike Smith also has served as a state legislative aide and as a member of the Fairbanks Community Health Corp. and Fairbanks Habitat for Humanity.   

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