Two nominated to represent Alaska on North Pacific Fisheries Management Council

One woman has been renominated and another woman nominated by the Dunleavy administration to represent Alaska on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.

Nicole Kimball, of Anchorage, is a council member, is a vice president of the Pacific Seafood Processors Association in Seattle.

Angela “Angel” Drobnica, of Juneau, of the Aleutian Pribilof Island Development Association, chairs the Council’s Advisory Panel. She would fill the seat of Cora Campbell, president and CEO of Silver Bay Seafoods.

Both current terms end later this year.

The Advisory Panel members represent major segments of the fishing industry: catching and processing, subsistence and commercial fishermen observers, consumers, environmental/conservation, and sport fishermen. The panel hears hours of testimony during council sessions on a broad range of topics, discusses the issues and makes its report directly to the council after voting on whether to approve or disapprove recommendations on each issue.

The governor’s recommendations must be approved by federal commence officials.