Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has nominated fishing industry veterans Cora Campbell and Nicole Kimball to fill two seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Dunleavy submitted their names to Chris Oliver, assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries, himself a former executive director of the council.
Campbell is currently the president and chief operating officer of Silver Bay Seafoods in Sitka, Alaska. She is a commercial harvester and former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).
Kimball, a former fisheries analyst for the council, also served as a federal fisheries coordinator for ADF&G before being named vice president of Alaska operations for the Seattle based Pacific Seafood Processors Association.
Dunleavy’s alternate choices for both seats are John Moller and Julianne Curry. Moller is a lifelong subsistence fisherman who currently serves as Dunleavy’s commercial fisheries advisor. He was previously on the NPFMC’s advisory panel.
Curry, a veteran commercial harvester, has worked with Petersburg Vessel Owners Association, United Fishermen of Alaska and Icicle Seafoods and served on the NPFMC’s advisory panel.
Final selection will be made by the US Department of Commerce and those chosen will join the council in August, replacing Theresa Peterson and Buck Laukitis.