For Immediate Release: August 25, 2020

Friday: Senate Hearing on Board of Fisheries Appointees, Public Testimony

ANCHORAGE – On Friday, August 28, at 3:00 p.m. in the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO), the Senate Resources Committee will hold a hearing to take public testimony on and consider Governor Mike Dunleavy’s appointees to the Board of Fisheries: John Jensen, McKenzie Mitchell, Abe Williams, and John Wood.

“Without knowing if a special session will occur prior to the 2021 legislative session, and considering the importance of the Board of Fish process to Alaskans, we felt it was important to review and provide the public an opportunity to weigh in about the specific appointees to the BoF,” said Senator Micciche, R-Soldotna, chairman of the Senate Resources Committee. “Friday’s meeting will provide that opportunity. Our hope is that fishing Alaskans will engage respectfully toward a robust discussion while the results of the 2020 fishing season are fresh on their minds.” 

For more information about the appointees, click here.

Members of the public can testify over the phone or submit written testimony to

Public testimony call-in numbers:

In Anchorage: (907) 563-9085

In Juneau: (907) 586-9085

From all other areas: (844) 586-9085

WHO: Appointees to the Board of Fisheries

WHAT: Senate Resources Committee hearing and public testimony 

WHEN: Friday, August 28, at 3:00 p.m.    


For more information, contact Senator Peter Micciche’s office at (907) 283-7996 or via email at