Parnell press release:  Board of Fish appointments

March 27, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today reappointed Thomas Kluberton of Talkeetna and Claude “Vince” Webster of King Salmon to the Board of Fisheries.

The seven-member Board of Fisheries is responsible for the conservation and development of the state’s fishery resources, and sets seasons, bag limits, and methods and means for the state’s subsistence, commercial, sport, guided sport, and personal-use fisheries. The board also develops fishery management policy and makes the allocative decisions that are implemented by the Department of Fish and Game. Appointees are subject to legislative confirmation.

Kluberton is the owner and operator of Fireweed Station Inn near Talkeetna. He served as a member of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly and the borough mayor’s Blue Ribbon Sportsmen’s Committee. Kluberton was co-owner of K&K Service & Rental, and director of market research for Netsys Technologies Inc. He also worked as an information systems and management consultant for the State of Alaska. Kluberton is reappointed for a second term on the board.

Webster is a drift and set gillnetter in the Naknek and Kvichak district in Bristol Bay, in addition to working for the National Park Service as an engineering equipment operator. Webster has previously worked in the facilities and maintenance division of the Lake & Peninsula Borough School District and Katmai National Park. He is reappointed to a third term on the board.