Mumford resigns from fish board

Bob Mumford tendered a letter of resignation to Gov. Bill Walker’s office on Friday resigning from his seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries, according to board director Glenn Haight. The board has seven members who serve three-year appointments. Mumford will make the third seat the governor will have to replace this year.

Mumford will continue this cycle and put in his final day on March 14, 2016, making himself available for the board’s Alaska Peninsula finfish meeting in February and the statewide finfish meeting in March.

Mumford is resigning without having been confirmed for the position by the Legislature. Walker appointed him after the Legislature’s 2015 confirmation hearing session after three previous appointments withdrew or were not confirmed by the Legislature.

Board chairman Tom Kluberton, whose second three-year term ends in June, will not submit his name for reappointment, saying in an email that the position’s stress is no longer worth the investment of time.

Fritz Johnson, whose term also expires in June, has not yet publicly stated whether he will submit his name for reappointment.

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