Moreland Will Be New Alaska Senior Advisor For Fisheries

Stephanie Moreland, currently the fisheries and Arctic matters
aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will leave that post to become senior advisor
for fisheries, oceans and Arctic policy for the state of Alaska in Juneau, effective
Sept. 17.
Her appointment was announced Aug. 22.
She will serve as an advisor and coordinator on Alaska fisheries
policy between the governor’s office and other state and federal agencies, and coordinate
with state and federal agencies on Arctic policy matters.
Moreland was hired as Murkowski’s fisheries aide last fall, replacing
Arne Fuglvog, who pleaded guilty last summer to a single count of violating the
Lacy Act for falsely reporting where he caught sablefish during a commercial fishery.
He has since served his sentence and been released from prison.
Moreland has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin
Cities, and a master’s degree in resource and applied economics from the University
of Alaska Fairbanks. Before joining Murkowski’s staff she served as the federal
fisheries coordinator, extended jurisdiction program manager and economist for the
state of Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game. She has also worked for the state’s
Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.