JUNEAU - Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday appointed Karl Johnstone, a retired judge and sport fisherman, to the Board of Fisheries.
The board makes and directs fisheries policy. It sets seasons, bag limits, methods and means for the state's fisheries - sport, chartered, personal use, commercial and subsistence - and makes allocation decisions among those sectors.
Johnstone has sport-fished in Alaska since 1967. He fished commercially for salmon in Bristol Bay and herring in Prince William Sound and Southeast in the 1980s, according to the governor's office. Since his retirement he has had a limited law practice.
Johnstone fills a seat left by the resignation of Jeremiah Campbell of Seward, a charter operator and commercial fisherman. His term will run through June 30.
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