Alaska Governor Bill Walker late Tuesday night appointed Robert Mumford to the seven-member Board of Fish. The governor was required by state statute to make the appointment by May 19th.
Mumford’s appointment cannot be formally approved by the Legislature until next year’s regular session.
Mumford is currently serving out a term on the Board of Game, which expires June 30.
According to a press release from the Governor’s office, he worked for 18 years in sport and commercial fishing enforcement.
Members to the Board of Fish set allocations and approve management plans for the state’s fisheries.
This is the Governor’s third attempt to fill the seat.