Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has nominated Dan Hull and Ed Dersham for second terms on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Parnell made his recommendations this past week to Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, with Timothy Evers and Julianne Curry as alternate choices.
Dersham is an active charter boat operator and lodge owner in Lower Cook Inlet who served for nine years on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. He has also worked as a consultant for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and as a coordinating liaison between the Board of Fisheries and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. He is a retired special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
Hull is the owner of Hull Fisheries LLC, and fishes for halibut and salmon out of Cordova on Prince William Sound. He is a member of the Alaska Sea Grant Advisory Committee and a former member of the Cordova District Fishermen United board of directors, the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council’s public advisory group, the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp. board of directors, the Prince William Sound Fisheries Ecosystem Research Planning Group, and the board of United Fishermen of Alaska. He has fished commercially for 30 years.
Evers, a long time charter operator from Ninilchik on the Kenai Peninsula, currently serves on the NPFMC advisory panel. He owns the Deep Creek Sport Shop, Big Valley Lodge and Cabin Rentals and Fishward Bound Adventures. He is also the founder and a former president of the Depp Creek Charterboat Association.
Curry is the executive director of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association and a member of the NPFMC advisory panel. She has participated in the commercial fishery of halibut, sablefish, salmon, herring and crab. Curry is also a board member and member of the executive committee of United fishermen of Alaska and chairs the Petersburg Commercial Fishing Committee.