Board of Fisheries Nominee Withdraws

Governor Bill Walker’s nominee to the Board of Fisheries has withdrawn his name from consideration.

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A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader John Coghill’s office confirmed the withdrawal of Dr. Roland Maw but couldn’t provide additional details.

Maw went through the first half of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Resources Committee Monday.

His confirmation has been mired in talk of the tension between commercial and sport fishing interests in the state. Maw’s nomination saw strong support from many commercial fishermen and wariness from many charter groups.

Maw could not be reached for comment.

Walker will now have two seats on the Board of Fisheries to fill by April 1.