Legislature(2019 - 2020)BUTROVICH 205

04/10/2019 03:30 PM RESOURCES

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03:30:28 PM Start
03:30:52 PM Confirmation Hearings(s):
05:47:19 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Consideration of Governor's Appointees: TELECONFERENCED
Board of Fisheries:
- Gerad Godfrey - Eagle River
- Israel Payton - Wasilla
- Karl Johnstone - Anchorage
- Marit Carlson-Van Dort - Anchorage
-- Public Testimony on All Appointees --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         April 10, 2019                                                                                         
                           3:30 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Chris Birch, Chair                                                                                                      
Senator John Coghill, Vice Chair                                                                                                
Senator Cathy Giessel                                                                                                           
Senator Lora Reinbold                                                                                                           
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Senator Scott Kawasaki                                                                                                          
Senator Jesse Kiehl                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CONFIRMATION HEARING(S)                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Board of Fisheries                                                                                                     
Marit Carlson-Van Dort - Anchorage                                                                                              
Israel Payton - Wasilla                                                                                                         
Gerad Godfrey - Eagle River                                                                                                     
Karl Johnstone - Anchorage                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - CONFIRMATIONS ADVANCED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
No previous action to record                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MARIT CARLSON-VAN DORT, Appointee                                                                                               
Alaska Board of Fisheries                                                                                                       
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified on her appointment to the Alaska                                                                
Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
ISRAEL PAYTON, Appointee                                                                                                        
Alaska Board of Fisheries                                                                                                       
Wasilla, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified on  his appointment to  the Alaska                                                             
Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
GERAD GODFREY, Appointee                                                                                                        
Alaska Board of Fisheries                                                                                                       
Eagle River, Alaska                                                                                                             
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified on  his appointment to  the Alaska                                                             
Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
KARL JOHNSTONE, Appointee                                                                                                       
Alaska Board of Fisheries                                                                                                       
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified on  his appointment to  the Alaska                                                             
Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MIKE HAMAR, representing self                                                                                                   
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MARK VINSEL, representing self                                                                                                  
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
FRANCES LEACH, Executive Director                                                                                               
United Fishermen of Alaska                                                                                                      
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
KEN COLEMAN, representing self                                                                                                  
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REED MORISKY, representing self                                                                                                 
Fairbanks, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
all appointees to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
HOWARD DELO, representing self                                                                                                  
Big Lake, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
all appointees to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
BEN MOHR, Executive Director                                                                                                    
Kenai River Sportfishing Association                                                                                            
Soldotna, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
all appointees to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REUBEN HANKE, representing self                                                                                                 
Soldotna, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
all appointees to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
FORREST BRADEN, Advocate                                                                                                        
Southeast Alaska Guides Organization                                                                                            
Gustavus, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
all appointees to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
GARY STEVANS, representing self                                                                                                 
Chugiak, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
all appointees to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
JOHN WOOD, representing self                                                                                                    
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MONTE ROBERTS, Advocate                                                                                                         
Kenai River Professional Guide Association                                                                                      
Soldotna, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
all appointees to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
GARY KING, representing self                                                                                                    
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
Mr. Johnstone and Mr. Payton to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
VIRGIL UMPHENOUR, representing self                                                                                             
North Pole, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
all appointees to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
DAN NORMAN, representing self                                                                                                   
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
WENDY ALDERSON, representing self                                                                                               
Sitka, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
LINDA BEHNKEN, Executive Director                                                                                               
Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association                                                                                         
Sitka, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
HOWARD PETERSON, representing self                                                                                              
Kodiak, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
TIMOTHY MOORE, representing self                                                                                                
Homer, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REVELLE RUSSELL, representing self                                                                                              
Homer, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL MICKELSON, representing self                                                                                            
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MAKENA O'TOOLE, representing self                                                                                               
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
DIANA RIEDEL, Advocate                                                                                                          
Native Village of Eyak                                                                                                          
Alaska Native Fishermen's Alliance                                                                                              
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
DARIN GILMAN, representing self                                                                                                 
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JOHN WHISSEL, Director                                                                                                          
Environment and Natural Resources                                                                                               
Native Village of Eyak                                                                                                          
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHELSEA HAISMAN, Executive Director                                                                                             
Cordova District Fishermen United                                                                                               
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
TRAE LOHSE, representing self                                                                                                   
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MIKE TOWLE, representing self                                                                                                   
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MICHAEL BABIC, representing self                                                                                                
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
BOB MERCHANT, representing self                                                                                                 
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
PAUL SHADURA II, representing self                                                                                              
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
RICHARD PERSON, representing self                                                                                               
Chugiak, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
RAYMOND NESBETT, representing self                                                                                              
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MIKE SZYMANSKI, representing self                                                                                               
Big Lake, Alaska                                                                                                                
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
BRIAN KRAFT, representing self                                                                                                  
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
Mr. Johnstone and Mr. Payton to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
JACK OLIVE, representing self                                                                                                   
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
TED CROOKSTON, representing self                                                                                                
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
GEORGEANNA HEAVERLEY, representing self                                                                                         
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHRIS EVERY, representing self                                                                                                  
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska  Board of Fisheries and in support                                                               
of the  confirmation of  the remaining  appointees to  the Alaska                                                               
Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SHAWNA BUCHANAN, representing self                                                                                              
Cordova, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CLEM TILLION, representing self                                                                                                 
Halibut Cove, Alaska                                                                                                            
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of  the confirmation of                                                             
Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
DAN HAKKINEN, representing self                                                                                                 
Kenai, Alaska                                                                                                                   
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in opposition to  the confirmation                                                             
of Mr. Johnstone to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:30:28 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR CHRIS BIRCH called the  Senate Resources Standing Committee                                                             
meeting to order  at 3:30 p.m. Present at the  call to order were                                                               
Senators  Coghill, Kawasaki,  Reinbold,  Giessel, Kiehl,  Bishop,                                                               
and Chair Birch.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
^CONFIRMATION HEARINGS(S):                                                                                                      
                     CONFIRMATION HEARINGS:                                                                                 
                   Alaska Board of Fisheries                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:30:52 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BIRCH announced  that the purpose of  the committee meeting                                                               
is to review  the governor's four appointees to  the Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries:                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
   • Marit Carlson-Van Dort - Anchorage,                                                                                        
   • Israel Payton - Wasilla,                                                                                                   
   • Gerad Godfrey - Eagle River,                                                                                               
   • Karl Johnstone - Anchorage.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
He explained that  the function of the Alaska  Board of Fisheries                                                               
is to conserve and develop  Alaska's fishery resources. The board                                                               
consists of seven members appointed  by the governor on the basis                                                               
of  interest in  public affairs,  good judgement,  knowledge, and                                                               
ability  in the  field of  action of  the board,  with a  view to                                                               
providing  diversity  of  interest  and points  of  view  in  the                                                               
membership. Members must be residents  of the state and appointed                                                               
without regard to political  affiliation or geographical location                                                               
of residence.  The board typically  meets 4  to 5 times  per year                                                               
for a total of 33 to 45 meeting days.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
He announced that  the first appointee is  Marit Carlson-Van Dort                                                               
of  Anchorage. He  said  this  is her  first  appointment to  the                                                               
board. If confirmed,  her term will run from May  1, 2019 to June                                                               
30, 2021.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:32:43 PM                                                                                                                    
MARIT  CARLSON-VAN DORT,  Appointee, Alaska  Board of  Fisheries,                                                               
Anchorage,   Alaska,  provided   her   personal  information   to                                                               
committee  members, noting  her history  with fishing  in various                                                               
fisheries. She  detailed her curriculum vitae  in ecology science                                                               
academia. She  said the  way Alaska  protects, manages,  and uses                                                               
its  resources  is  central  to  her  personal  and  professional                                                               
interest.  She provided  committee  members  with her  employment                                                               
background that includes working  for the Alaska Legislature, the                                                               
Alaska Department of Environmental  Conservation, and the private                                                               
sector.  She said  she  is currently  employed  at NANA  Regional                                                               
Corporation as the Director of External Affairs.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:36:41 PM                                                                                                                    
MS.  CARLSON-VAN DORT  explained  that she  became interested  in                                                               
serving  on the  Alaska Board  of  Fisheries due  to her  concern                                                               
about  Alaska's   fish  resources.  The  poor   seasons  and  low                                                               
escapements  experienced  all  over   the  state  last  year  has                                                               
refocused  her  attention  on the  many  questions  and  unknowns                                                               
affecting  Alaska's   fish.  She   said  she  believes   how  the                                                               
challenges affecting fish is approached  will determine the long-                                                               
term  viability and  success of  fisheries. She  opined that  the                                                               
board's  greatest  challenge  is  to  manage  conservation  while                                                               
satisfying user  group needs without creating  special privileges                                                               
and rights.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR COGHILL asked if she  had witnessed or participated in an                                                               
Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS. CARLSON-VAN DORT answered yes.  She said she attended several                                                               
meetings to observe the board process.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  COGHILL  asked  if  she had  any  close  relations  with                                                               
existing board members.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MS. CARLSON-VAN DORT answered no.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:39:16 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  KAWASAKI  remarked  that  Ms. Carlson-Van  Dort  has  an                                                               
impressive resume related to fisheries.  He noted that she worked                                                               
for  the  Pebble  Mine  for  several years  as  the  Director  of                                                               
Regional Affairs.  He asked  how she will  share her  Pebble Mine                                                               
experiences to better serve the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MS. CARLSON-VAN  DORT answered  that her decision  to take  a job                                                               
with  the Pebble  Partnership was  not taken  lightly, especially                                                               
given  the political  implications associated  with the  project.                                                               
She explained  that one of  the reasons  she decided to  take the                                                               
position  was  based on  her  concern  about  the impact  of  the                                                               
project on  the Bristol Bay  fishery. She said her  position with                                                               
the   Pebble  Partnership   allowed  her   to  learn   about  the                                                               
environmental baseline  study and  to speak directly  with people                                                               
in communities about their concerns.  She opined that the company                                                               
she went  to work for  in 2013 and the  company she left  in 2018                                                               
are very  different. She said  while she does  remain unconvinced                                                               
that  the Pebble  mine  will decimate  the  Bristol Bay  fishery,                                                               
there  are legitimate  concerns associated  with the  development                                                               
that should  be vetted.  This is  something that  is part  of the                                                               
current Draft  environmental impact statement (EIS)  process that                                                               
is required by the National  Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), she                                                               
said.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:41:31 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR   KAWASAKI  noted   that   she   was  replacing   Orville                                                               
Huntington,   an  individual   with  experience   in  subsistence                                                               
fisheries. He  asked how she  will look towards  subsistence uses                                                               
of fish like Mr. Huntington did.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CARLSON-VAN  DORT answered  that  state  laws recognize  the                                                               
relationship  between Alaskans  and natural  resources that  have                                                               
been  critical to  identities and  survival for  many years.  The                                                               
Alaska Board of  Fisheries directs the Alaska  Department of Fish                                                               
and Game (ADFG) to identify  fish stocks that are customarily and                                                               
traditionally used  for subsistence.  She said  her intent  is to                                                               
look objectively  at all the user  groups as well the  state laws                                                               
that  prioritize subsistence  use when  evaluating proposals  put                                                               
before the board.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KIEHL noted  that she  has  a biology  degree and  asked                                                               
where she stands on hatcheries in Alaska.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MS.  CARLSON-VAN  DORT  answered  that hatcheries  serve  a  very                                                               
important role  in increasing harvest numbers  for fishermen. She                                                               
conceded that  there are a lot  of unknown impacts to  wild stock                                                               
in fisheries from hatchery stock.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  BIRCH  announced the  reappointment  of  Israel Payton  of                                                               
Wasilla  to the  Alaska  Board of  Fisheries.  If confirmed,  Mr.                                                               
Payton will serve  his second term on the board  that will expire                                                               
on June 30, 2022.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:45:46 PM                                                                                                                    
ISRAEL  PAYTON, Appointee,  Alaska Board  of Fisheries,  Wasilla,                                                               
Alaska, said he has served on  the board for the last three years                                                               
and feels  privileged to be  reappointed. He shared  his personal                                                               
information with  committee members,  noting his background  as a                                                               
sportfishing  guide.  He  disclosed that  he  currently  develops                                                               
residential  and rental  housing  in the  Wasilla  area, but  his                                                               
passion is fish and game issues.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR.  PAYTON  said  he  has   traveled  all  over  the  state  and                                                               
understands the importance of the  resources to the state and the                                                               
people.  He  affirmed  that he  brings  energy,  leadership,  and                                                               
comprehension of the issues to the  board. He said when voting he                                                               
always tries  to articulate his  rationale and  why he is  for or                                                               
against a  proposal. He stated  that he has a  great relationship                                                               
with ADFG  staff and added that  the new commissioner is  doing a                                                               
good  job.  He affirmed  that  he  works  well with  other  board                                                               
members  and  stakeholders  from  all user  groups.  He  said  if                                                               
confirmed,  he will  greatly  enjoy continuing  to  serve on  the                                                               
Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  BIRCH  announced  that  the   next  appointee  before  the                                                               
committee is  Gerad Godfrey of  Eagle River. He detailed  that he                                                               
is a  new appointee  and his  term, if  confirmed, will  run from                                                               
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:49:04 PM                                                                                                                    
GERAD  GODFREY,  Appointee,  Alaska  Board  of  Fisheries,  Eagle                                                               
River,  Alaska, said  he  is  a lifelong  Alaskan  and noted  his                                                               
background  in commercial  fishing.  He said  he  believes he  is                                                               
qualified for  the board position  because he served  as Governor                                                               
Walker's  Senior  Advisor  on  Rural  Business  and  Governmental                                                               
Affairs   and   supported   the  lieutenant   governor   in   the                                                               
Southcentral and Interior area fisheries.  He said he is aware of                                                               
the prevailing  issues facing the  Alaska Board of  Fisheries. He                                                               
added  that  he spent  17  years  on  the Alaska  Violent  Crimes                                                               
Compensation  Board,  chairing that  board,  and  his term  ended                                                               
March  2019. He  affirmed  that  he is  familiar  with the  board                                                               
process and protocols.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
He explained that his interest in  serving on the Alaska Board of                                                               
Fisheries is  based on its  subject matter  that raises a  lot of                                                               
passion amongst  Alaskans in different user  groups and different                                                               
geographic  fishery   areas.  He   articulated  that  he   is  an                                                               
objective,  analytical,  and  open-minded person.  He  summarized                                                               
that serving  on the board  will provide him with  an opportunity                                                               
to impact different user groups, statewide.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:53:01 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  KAWASAKI noted  that Mr.  Godfrey listed  a Bachelor  of                                                               
Science degree and inquired what the degree is in.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. GODFREY answered  that his degree is in  criminal justice and                                                               
counseling  psychology  from  the   University  of  Great  Falls,                                                               
Montana.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KAWASAKI noted  that he has a Juris  Doctorate degree and                                                               
asked from what school he obtained his degree.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. GODFREY  answered that  he received  his degree  from Concord                                                               
Law  School based  out  of  Los Angeles.  It  is  part of  Kaplan                                                               
University.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL  commended him for  his work on the  Violent Crimes                                                               
Compensation Board. He  asked what his work  and separation terms                                                               
were with the Walker Administration.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. GODFREY answered that he  timed his departure from the Walker                                                               
Administration to  transition to the  board of directors  for the                                                               
Afognak  Native   Corporation.  He   said  he  left   the  Walker                                                               
Administration on good terms.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL  noted that  the meetings for  the Alaska  Board of                                                               
Fisheries  can  run  to  quite  a   few  days.  He  asked  if  he                                                               
anticipated a conflict with his duties on the board.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. GODFREY answered that he  received the dates for the upcoming                                                               
Alaska  Board of  Fisheries  meetings,  and he  does  not have  a                                                               
conflict.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BIRCH announced  that the next appointee  is Karl Johnstone                                                               
of Anchorage.  He detailed that  Mr. Johnstone  previously served                                                               
on  the board  from 2008-2015.  If confirmed,  his term  will run                                                               
from May 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:57:00 PM                                                                                                                    
KARL JOHNSTONE, Appointee, Alaska  Board of Fisheries, Anchorage,                                                               
Alaska, reviewed  his personal information, noting  that he moved                                                               
to Alaska from  Arizona in 1967. He reviewed  his educational and                                                               
employment history as follows:                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
   • Received a Bachelor of Business degree and a Juris                                                                         
     Doctorate degree at the University of Arizona.                                                                             
   • Practiced law in Anchorage starting in 1967.                                                                               
   • Alaska Superior Court Judge from 1979-1996.                                                                                
   • Mediation arbitration from 1997-2005.                                                                                      
   • Appointed to the Alaska Board of Fisheries by Governor                                                                     
     Palin in 2008, served until 2015.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSTONE  said he has always  been interested and is  a user                                                               
of Alaska  fish and  game resources. He  detailed his  history in                                                               
commercial  fishing and  added that  he continues  to be  an avid                                                               
sport fisherman.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
He  explained that  he is  interesting in  serving on  the Alaska                                                               
Board of Fisheries because he  has good experience. He said there                                                               
is an enormous  amount of work and time involved  with serving on                                                               
the  board.  He   noted  that  being  a  board   member  is  very                                                               
challenging and  is sometime  thankless and  sometimes rewarding.                                                               
He said  he chooses to consider  the rewarding aspect of  the job                                                               
which is why he reapplied.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
He affirmed  that he is  passionate about fisheries  resources in                                                               
Alaska  and   he  wants   to  see   them  sustained   for  future                                                               
generations. He said  Alaska is fortunate to  have a constitution                                                               
that  requires  resources to  be  maintain  on the  principle  of                                                               
sustained  yield.  He  stated  that   he  enjoys  the  regulatory                                                               
process, which  he believes to  be transparent and driven  by the                                                               
public.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
He  explained   that  when  he   initially  accepted   the  board                                                               
appointment reluctantly, but  the state has been good  to him and                                                               
he felt  it was time to  give something back. He  emphasized that                                                               
he has the  time, energy, and desire to continue  his work on the                                                               
board. He said he has kept  current on fishery issues and listens                                                               
to board  meetings. He affirmed that  he will be prepared  at the                                                               
get-go and  will hit  the ground  running. He  added that  he can                                                               
help new board members as he  was helped when he initially served                                                               
on the board.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:01:05 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KAWASAKI noted  that Mr. Johnstone had  mentioned that he                                                               
was kicked  off the  board during  the Walker  Administration. He                                                               
asked if  he was  removed by  the governor  or resigned  from the                                                               
board.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSTONE  explained  that he  volunteered  to  resign  when                                                               
Governor Walker  told him in the  middle of the board  cycle that                                                               
he would not be reappointed.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KAWASAKI  asked how much  longer he  had to serve  on the                                                               
board.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSTONE answered that there were two meetings left.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KIEHL  asked him  to  explain  the public  process,  the                                                               
public elements of  the board, and the value he  places on public                                                               
deliberations.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSTONE reiterated  that  there is  no  regulatory or  any                                                               
process where  laws are created,  that the public has  more input                                                               
and that  the process is driven  more by the public.  The process                                                               
gives the  public multiple opportunities  in every  board meeting                                                               
to weigh in with comments that  all board members are required to                                                               
read  and the  public  gets a  chance to  testify  at each  board                                                               
meeting and  an opportunity in  an open committee to  address the                                                               
board  members. The  public has  a  record comment  (RC) to  also                                                               
weigh in  in writing up to  10 pages. The public  also has access                                                               
to the board  members before, during, and after  the meetings. He                                                               
opined  that a  lot  of  good business  is  conducted before  the                                                               
meeting starts  in the morning  and after the board  meeting ends                                                               
in the  evening. The public  generally wants  to talk to  some of                                                               
the board  members to lobby them,  so the process is  very public                                                               
and there is nothing like it.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:04:00 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KIEHL  asked him  to talk  about the  board deliberations                                                               
and the public's right to hear  how board members are thinking in                                                               
reaching their decisions.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSTONE replied that the public  can get a feel for how the                                                               
board is looking at things by  some of the questions asked during                                                               
public  testimony  and  questions   asked  during  the  committee                                                               
process. He  emphasized that the  open process is for  all public                                                               
members  to participate  in. The  deliberations are  held on  the                                                               
record in  front of the  public and  when a proposal  is produced                                                               
for deliberations, each board member  gets a chance to deliberate                                                               
and  advocate their position.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KIEHL  noted  that  some  of  constituents  have  voiced                                                               
concern about  Mr. Johnstone's past  role in the  public process.                                                               
He asked him to  address his role as chair in  terms of the board                                                               
deliberations versus a role in persuasion.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSTONE explained that his role  as chairman was to let all                                                               
board  members to  speak first  during  deliberations, before  he                                                               
voiced  his  opinion. He  said  the  board  process is  a  robust                                                               
process and board members are  very passionate about the resource                                                               
and their  responsibility. Discussions  are very  good, sometimes                                                               
robust and  assertive versus heated.  He admitted that he  was as                                                               
assertive  as any,  but thought  he  was effective  in using  his                                                               
persuasion and  advocacy skills  in getting  some people  to come                                                               
around to  his way of  thinking, but  not always. He  pointed out                                                               
that the board has seven members  and a person can only use their                                                               
advocacy  skills so  far  because board  members  have their  own                                                               
ideas and the way they want to go.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:07:07 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  KAWASAKI commented  that Mr.  Johnstone's residency  has                                                               
always  become an  issue and  asked  if he  currently has  Alaska                                                               
residency.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSTONE  answered yes.  He  said  he  has been  an  Alaska                                                               
resident since 1967 and detailed as follows:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
   • Never voted in any election in another state.                                                                              
   • Every vehicle he owns has been registered and titled in                                                                    
     Alaska.                                                                                                                    
   • Applied for resident hunting and fishing licenses every                                                                    
     year since becoming an Alaska resident.                                                                                    
   • Has never applied for a resident hunting and fishing                                                                       
     license in any other state.                                                                                                
   • Has never received a resident benefit from any other state.                                                                
   • Received and is qualified to receive Permanent Fund                                                                        
     Dividends.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
He emphasized that  from all standards he is  an Alaska resident.                                                               
He admitted  that his interest in  winter has waned a  little bit                                                               
with age so he travels quite a bit.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KAWASAKI  asked  where  he  is  calling  from  for  this                                                               
meeting.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSTONE  answered  that  he  was  calling  from  Prescott,                                                               
Arizona.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:09:39 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  KIEHL  referenced  past  articles  about  Mr.  Johnstone                                                               
having the state pay hotel  or other travel expenses for meetings                                                               
in Anchorage, the municipality where he  has a home. He asked him                                                               
to explain the propriety in having his expenses paid.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSTONE answered  that he  lives 17  miles from  where the                                                               
board meetings  occur in  Anchorage and the  commute can  take 45                                                               
minutes or  longer. He  said a department  staff member  told him                                                               
that  Alaska  Board  of  Fisheries  members  would  benefit  from                                                               
spending time  at the hotel where  the board meeting was  held as                                                               
well  as having  meals onsite  to communicate  with fellow  board                                                               
members, stakeholders, and the public  before and after meetings.                                                               
He explained  that he asked  the executive director of  the board                                                               
about staying  at the hotel  and was advised  to do so.  He noted                                                               
that his request  was not the first time it  happened. He focused                                                               
on a  2013 letter that  addressed his travel expense  request for                                                               
the Alaska Board of Fisheries as follows:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     The   board's   Support   Section  has   requested   an                                                                    
     authorization  for  Board  of Fisheries'  member,  Karl                                                                    
     Johnstone, to  receive lodging and meals  in Anchorage,                                                                    
     his city  of residence, while attending  board meetings                                                                    
     for  the  2013 and  2014  meeting  cycle. Meeting  days                                                                    
     require long  hours and work sessions  in the evenings,                                                                    
     as   well  as   preparations  for   next-day  meetings.                                                                    
     Informal  meetings  before  and  after  formal  on  the                                                                    
     record  sessions. The  schedule  makes it  inconvenient                                                                    
     for Mr. Johnstone  to drive home at the end  of the day                                                                    
     and turn  around early  the next  morning and  make the                                                                    
     meeting on time.  This in the best  interest of board's                                                                    
     process is for  Mr. Johnstone to remain on  site at the                                                                    
     meeting.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSTONE said  the waivers were sought by  the Board Support                                                               
Section  and in  every  case  and every  year  the waivers  where                                                               
signed and approved.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:12:18 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KIEHL pointed  out that Mr. Johnstone's  op-ed article in                                                               
the Anchorage Daily  News in 2017 shows many  of his constituents                                                               
questioning Mr.  Johnstone saying  that fin  fish farming  is the                                                               
future for putting protein on plates.  He asked him to talk about                                                               
his op-ed  article, noting that  Alaska has a prohibition  on fin                                                               
fish farming.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSTONE  answered  that  fin fish  farming  is  in  direct                                                               
competition with  Alaska wild  stocks. He  said he  believes that                                                               
fin fish farming may be the  worldwide protein of the future, but                                                               
he doubts  the state  will ever  go to fin  fish farming.  It is,                                                               
however, something  that should  be considered. He  conceded that                                                               
he is a wild  stock person and does not care  for farmed fish. He                                                               
reiterated that  fin fish farming has  a place in the  world, but                                                               
it is in competition to the  state's wild and hatchery stocks. It                                                               
is causing prices paid to fishermen to decrease.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL noted that the  op-ed has four paragraphs about the                                                               
growth in  farmed salmon and  Mr. Johnstone called  farmed salmon                                                               
"the hopeful  trend in  the world's food  system and  that Alaska                                                               
needed to  keep up." He added  that the other thing  in the op-ed                                                               
that was deeply  concerning to constituents was  when he compared                                                               
commercial fishermen to  an, "aged and fading  sibling." He asked                                                               
what he  should tell his  constituents who are  doing innovative,                                                               
value-added things in commercial fishing  when an Alaska Board of                                                               
Fisheries nominee calls them, "aged and fading."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSTONE  answered  that  Senator  Kiehl  should  tell  his                                                               
commercial fishing constituents to keep  going and to keep adding                                                               
value  to their  products.  He reiterated  that  the farmed  fish                                                               
industry is overwhelming the wild stock industry.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:16:19 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KIEHL  concluded that Mr.  Johnstone's op-ed  presented a                                                               
binary choice that troubles him  very deeply. He pointed out that                                                               
Mr. Johnstone did not mention in  his op-ed that the state should                                                               
manage towards innovative commercial fisheries.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSTONE replied  that the comparison he was  trying to make                                                               
in  his op-ed  was between  the revenue  generation and  economic                                                               
impacts from wild stock commercial  fishing and comparing them to                                                               
the  economic impacts  from sportfishing  and  from personal  use                                                               
dipnet fishing. He  said he saw value  increase from sportfishing                                                               
and  dipnet fishing  but  saw  a decrease  in  the  value of  the                                                               
commercial fishing industry.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:17:35 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BIRCH opened public testimony.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:18:19 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:18:41 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BIRCH called the committee back to order.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:19:10 PM                                                                                                                    
MIKE  HAMAR,   representing  self,  Juneau,   Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself as a commercial fisherman.  He testified in opposition to                                                               
the  confirmation  of  Karl  Johnstone to  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries. He said he firmly  believes that commercial fishing is                                                               
the best  way to manage  the resource, deliver a  quality product                                                               
to the marketplace, and create  a solid economic activity in many                                                               
areas in Alaska. He opined that  Mr. Johnstone wants to change to                                                               
a course that will be less  beneficial to Alaskans as a whole. He                                                               
added  that while  he  does  not have  a  problem  with a  lively                                                               
debate,  he  believes  that  Mr.  Johnstone will  not  act  in  a                                                               
balanced  manner on  the board  and will  create more  contention                                                               
between user groups.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:21:06 PM                                                                                                                    
MARK  VINSEL,  representing   self,  Juneau,  Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself as a  sport fishermen. He testified in  opposition to the                                                               
confirmation of Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                               
He said  the Alaska Board of  Fisheries is a unique  process with                                                               
citizen  access.  The process  needs  to  be  open and  based  on                                                               
science. Board  members need to  be fair  and open minded  to the                                                               
input they receive and to science  that is behind the reports and                                                               
behind  the resource  management.  A pre-set  mind  set or  undue                                                               
influence by  special interest groups  is not appropriate  on the                                                               
Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:23:20 PM                                                                                                                    
FRANCES  LEACH, Executive  Director, United  Fishermen of  Alaska                                                               
(UFA),   Juneau,  Alaska,   testified   in   opposition  to   the                                                               
confirmation of Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                               
She  said the  organization's opposition  does not  come lightly,                                                               
noting that its previous public  opposition occurred in 2006. She                                                               
said  the  UFA  board  felt  that  Mr.  Johnstone's  disdain  for                                                               
commercial  fishing was  already incredibly  biased and  harmful.                                                               
She  opined that  his service  on the  Alaska Board  of Fisheries                                                               
from 2008-2015  could be compared  to a  judge ruling a  court of                                                               
people he  deemed either victims,  in this case  sport fishermen,                                                               
or criminals, which  in this case would  be commercial fishermen,                                                               
and ADF&G biologists.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:26:56 PM                                                                                                                    
KEN  COLEMAN,   representing  self,  Kenai,   Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself as a commercial fisherman.  He testified in opposition to                                                               
the  confirmation  of  Karl  Johnstone to  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries. He said  he observed Mr. Johnstone when he  was on the                                                               
board and found  he was not fair or balanced.  He stated that Mr.                                                               
Johnstone berated board members, members  of the public, and ADFG                                                               
staff. He reported that Mr.  Johnstone told state biologists that                                                               
he did not believe a word that come out of their mouths.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:29:58 PM                                                                                                                    
REED MORISKY, representing self,  Fairbanks, Alaska, testified in                                                               
support  of the  confirmation  of all  appointees  to the  Alaska                                                               
Board of Fisheries. He said Karl  Johnstone proved to be a valued                                                               
mentor to  board members and  he promoted and  maintained amiable                                                               
and  cordial relationships  with board  members, ADFG  staff, and                                                               
the public. He opined that  all appointees are well qualified and                                                               
provide a  diversity of interest in  points of view in  the board                                                               
membership.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:31:03 PM                                                                                                                    
HOWARD DELO,  representing self,  Big Lake, Alaska,  testified in                                                               
support  of the  confirmation  of all  appointees  to the  Alaska                                                               
Board of Fisheries. He specified  that Karl Johnstone was a well-                                                               
prepared  board member,  listened  to everybody,  and asked  good                                                               
questions  to  elicit  why  people were  saying  what  they  were                                                               
saying. He  opined that Mr.  Johnstone was  a major asset  to the                                                               
board and  its procedures, and  Mr. Payton  is coming along  in a                                                               
similar fashion.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:33:54 PM                                                                                                                    
BEN   MOHR,   Executive   Director,  Kenai   River   Sportfishing                                                               
Association  (KRSA), Soldotna,  Alaska, testified  in support  of                                                               
the  confirmation  of  all  appointees to  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries. He said KRSA works  to ensure the long-term health and                                                               
sustainability  of   fish  resources   in  Alaska.   He  reminded                                                               
committee  members   that  the  Alaska  Board   of  Fisheries  is                                                               
traditionally   made  up   of  three   commercial  seats,   three                                                               
sportfishing  seats, and  one subsistence  or personal  use seat,                                                               
and the nominees retain that balance very well.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
He  observed   that  a  board  member   should  be  approachable,                                                               
thorough, interested  in hearing a variety  of opinions, prepared                                                               
to read thousands of pages  of material, able to dedicate several                                                               
weeks to  board meetings,  and they should  have a  background in                                                               
the  fisheries of  Alaska.  The opined  that  the board  nominees                                                               
before the  committee have  the previously  noted characteristics                                                               
and KRSA is proud to support them all.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
He noted  that Mr.  Johnstone received a  citation from  the 29th                                                               
Legislature that  honored him  by saying that  his record  on the                                                               
board represents the gold standard of public service.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:36:20 PM                                                                                                                    
REUBEN  HANKE, representing  self,  Soldotna, Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself  as a  fishing  guide.  He testified  in  support of  the                                                               
confirmation of all appointees to  the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                               
He opined that  all the nominees were picked  for their expertise                                                               
in fisheries  and they  fall perfectly  in line  with maintaining                                                               
the  delicate balance of the board.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:37:32 PM                                                                                                                    
FORREST BRADEN,  Advocate, Southeast Alaska  Guides Organization,                                                               
Gustavus,  Alaska, testified  in support  of the  confirmation of                                                               
all appointees to  the Alaska Board of Fisheries. He  said he has                                                               
had  the privilege  of  interacting with  Mr.  Payton during  his                                                               
service  on  the board.  He  said  Mr.  Payton is  attentive  and                                                               
engages  in deliberations.  He added  that Mr.  Payton has  clear                                                               
opinions  and articulates  his rationale  for  his position  very                                                               
well.  He noted  that  board members  from  the Southeast  Alaska                                                               
Guides have had  favorable experiences with Mr.  Johnstone in the                                                               
past. He  summarized that  the backgrounds  for the  new nominees                                                               
makes them suitable for board membership.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:39:57 PM                                                                                                                    
GARY STEVANS,  representing self,  Chugiak, Alaska,  testified in                                                               
support  of the  confirmation  of all  appointees  to the  Alaska                                                               
Board  of  Fisheries.  He  remarked  that  people  claiming  Karl                                                               
Johnstone is not worthy of  confirmation because he is biased are                                                               
doing nothing more than expressing their own bias.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:41:35 PM                                                                                                                    
JOHN  WOOD,  representing  self,  Willow,  Alaska,  testified  in                                                               
support of  the confirmation of  Mr. Johnstone and Mr.  Payton to                                                               
the  Alaska Board  of  Fisheries.  He said  he  has observed  Mr.                                                               
Johnstone  while he  served  on the  board and  found  him to  be                                                               
unbiased. He  is very  direct and  when he makes  up his  mind he                                                               
advocates  accordingly, an  approach that  may be  interpreted as                                                               
being biased. He noted that  Mr. Johnstone received a legislative                                                               
citation for his service record  on the board as representing the                                                               
gold standard of public service.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:44:18 PM                                                                                                                    
MONTE   ROBERTS,  Advocate,   Kenai   River  Professional   Guide                                                               
Association,  Soldotna,  Alaska,  testified  in  support  of  the                                                               
confirmation  of all  appointees for  confirmation to  the Alaska                                                               
Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:45:02 PM                                                                                                                    
GARY  KING,  representing  self,  Anchorage,  Alaska,  noted  his                                                               
background  in  both  commercial  fishing  and  sportfishing.  He                                                               
testified in  support the confirmation  of Mr. Johnstone  and Mr.                                                               
Payton to the Alaska Board  of Fisheries. He said Mr. Johnstone's                                                               
previous experience as a judge,  commercial fisherman, and sports                                                               
fisherman gives  him the maturity and  well-rounded experience to                                                               
help the board  function at its best. He proved  this when he was                                                               
a  board member  from  2008-2105. He  disclosed  that Mr.  Payton                                                               
worked for  him at  his lodge  for 10 years.  He opined  that Mr.                                                               
Payton  is fair  minded, articulate,  knowledgeable on  statewide                                                               
fisheries, and brings a willingness to serve.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:48:36 PM                                                                                                                    
VIRGIL   UMPHENOUR,  representing   self,  North   Pole,  Alaska,                                                               
testified in  support of  the confirmation  of all  appointees to                                                               
the  Alaska Board  of Fisheries.  He noted  that he  served three                                                               
terms on  the Alaska Board  of Fisheries and currently  serves on                                                               
the Fairbanks  Advisory Committee. He  said the same  people from                                                               
the commercial  fishing industry  that opposed  him on  the board                                                               
also  oppose the  confirmation  of Karl  Johnstone.  He said  Mr.                                                               
Johnstone  is a  competitor and  anyone that  is a  competitor is                                                               
always prepared for whatever they are doing.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:51:07 PM                                                                                                                    
DAN NORMAN, representing self,  Kenai, Alaska, identified himself                                                               
as a  sport fisherman and  commercial fisherman. He  testified in                                                               
opposition  to  the confirmation  Karl  Johnstone  to the  Alaska                                                               
Board  of   Fisheries.    He   said  he   supports  science-based                                                               
management and all user groups.  He opined that Mr. Johnstone has                                                               
a  documented  history  of  bias  against  commercial  fisheries,                                                               
berated  other board  members, and  pushed his  opinion on  other                                                               
people, and  did not let  the public process work.  He summarized                                                               
that his appointment will skew  the board for sportfishing versus                                                               
commercial fishing.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:53:54 PM                                                                                                                    
WENDY  ALDERSON,  representing  self, Sitka,  Alaska,  identified                                                               
herself and  her husband as  commercial fishermen.  She testified                                                               
in opposition  to the confirmation  Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board of  Fisheries. She said  that maintaining a  balanced board                                                               
between  all   user  groups  is  important   and  confirming  Mr.                                                               
Johnstone will  mean the  board is  heavily weighted  towards the                                                               
sportfishing  sector. She  referenced  a news  article where  Mr.                                                               
Johnstone referred to commercial salmon  harvest as an old fading                                                               
business.  She argued  that  while a  diversity  of interests  in                                                               
board  membership is  important, a  board member  should approach                                                               
management decisions in an impartial  and open-minded manner. She                                                               
said  while   Mr.  Johnstone  touts   the  economic   benefit  of                                                               
sportfishing,  he  seems  to  be  willing  to  ignore  commercial                                                               
fishing's  annual labor  income  of $5.2  billion  and an  annual                                                               
total economic  output of $12.8  billion. She added  that seafood                                                               
processing  is  the  largest   manufacturing  sector  in  Alaska,                                                               
accounting  for  72  percent of  the  state's  manufacturing  and                                                               
employment.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:55:43 PM                                                                                                                    
LINDA  BEHNKEN, Executive  Director, Alaska  Longline Fishermen's                                                               
Association,  Sitka,  Alaska,  testified  in  opposition  to  the                                                               
confirmation  Karl Johnstone  to the  Alaska Board  of Fisheries.                                                               
She said  the association is strongly  committed to science-based                                                               
management   of   natural    resources,   strict   adherence   to                                                               
conservation  mandates, and  sustained  participation in  natural                                                               
resource harvest  by Alaska residents. From  this background, the                                                               
Alaska  Longline  Fishermen's   Association  cannot  support  the                                                               
appointment  of  Mr.  Johnstone.  She said  the  traits  that  he                                                               
exhibited while serving on the  board, dismissal of local wisdom,                                                               
and being  disrespectful of state managers  and scientists should                                                               
not be supported or tolerated  by candidates for the Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:58:43 PM                                                                                                                    
HOWARD  PETERSON, representing  self, Kodiak,  Alaska, identified                                                               
himself as a commercial fisherman.  He testified in opposition to                                                               
the  confirmation   Karl  Johnstone   to  the  Alaska   Board  of                                                               
Fisheries. He opined that Mr.  Johnstone cannot be trusted to act                                                               
objectively due  to his  record of  bias towards  sportfishing as                                                               
well as his bias against commercial fishing.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:59:59 PM                                                                                                                    
TIMOTHY  MOORE,  representing  self,  Homer,  Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself as a commercial fisherman.  He testified in opposition to                                                               
the  confirmation  of  Karl  Johnstone to  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries.  He  said Mr.  Johnstone  has  showed a  bias  against                                                               
commercial fishermen where he did  not consider the science being                                                               
presented at board meetings.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:02:04 PM                                                                                                                    
REVELLE RUSSELL,  representing self, Homer, Alaska,  testified in                                                               
opposition to  the confirmation of  Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board of Fisheries. He said  Mr. Johnstone has served seven years                                                               
on the  Alaska Board of Fisheries  and it is time  to let someone                                                               
else serve. He added that  Mr. Johnstone has residency issues and                                                               
his series of  editorials has shown that he already  has his mind                                                               
made up, particularly in Cook Inlet.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:02:54 PM                                                                                                                    
MICHAEL   MICKELSON,   representing    self,   Cordova,   Alaska,                                                               
identified himself as a commercial  and subsistence fisherman. He                                                               
testified  in opposition  to the  confirmation Karl  Johnstone to                                                               
the Alaska  Board of  Fisheries.   He said  he has  witnessed Mr.                                                               
Johnstone's  approach at  board  meetings where  he forcibly  and                                                               
blatantly  opposed  commercial  fishing.   The  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries  deals strictly  with  allocation and  the board  needs                                                               
members who are  nonpartisan. He said there are  no defined seats                                                               
on  the  Alaska  Board  of  Fisheries  and  the  board  needs  an                                                               
openminded set of  members who are willing to  listen. He pointed                                                               
out  that  commercial  fisheries  are the  lifeblood  of  coastal                                                               
Alaska as well as the state's largest employer.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:04:15 PM                                                                                                                    
MAKENA  O'TOOLE, representing  self, Cordova,  Alaska, identified                                                               
himself as  a commercial and subsistence  fisherman. He testified                                                               
in opposition  to the confirmation  Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board  of Fisheries.  He  said  he is  very  concerned about  Mr.                                                               
Johnstone's  political leanings  and  his very  vocal user  group                                                               
bias.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:05:10 PM                                                                                                                    
DIANA  RIEDEL, Advocate,  Native  Village of  Eyak Alaska  Native                                                               
Fishermen's  Alliance, Cordova,  Alaska, testified  in opposition                                                               
to  the  confirmation  Karl  Johnstone to  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:05:38 PM                                                                                                                    
DARIN GILMAN,  representing self,  Cordova, Alaska,  testified in                                                               
opposition  to  the confirmation  Karl  Johnstone  to the  Alaska                                                               
Board  of  Fisheries. He  opined  that  Mr. Johnstone  makes  the                                                               
Alaska Board of Fisheries completely  out of balance by blatantly                                                               
discriminating against commercial fishermen.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:06:19 PM                                                                                                                    
JOHN  WHISSEL,  Director,   Environment  and  Natural  Resources,                                                               
Native Village of Eyak, Cordova,  Alaska, identified himself as a                                                               
biologist.  He testified  in opposition  to  the confirmation  of                                                               
Karl  Johnstone to  the Alaska  Board of  Fisheries. He  said Mr.                                                               
Johnstone has  no objectivity  and his analysis  is full  of bunk                                                               
research that  he cherry picks  to support his point  rather than                                                               
discover any  kind of truth  or any  kind of analysis.  He opined                                                               
that Mr. Johnstone does not respect the work of ADFG.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:08:02 PM                                                                                                                    
CHELSEA HAISMAN,  Executive Director, Cordova  District Fishermen                                                               
United,  Cordova,   Alaska,  testified   in  opposition   to  the                                                               
confirmation of Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                               
He said Cordova District Fishermen  United is concerned primarily                                                               
with  his  history  of  opposition   to  the  commercial  fishing                                                               
industry.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:09:28 PM                                                                                                                    
TRAE  LOHSE, representing  self,  Cordova,  Alaska, testified  in                                                               
opposition to  the confirmation of  Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board  of   Fisheries.  He  said   he  is  concerned   that  this                                                               
appointment will create an unfairly balanced board.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
5:11:00 PM                                                                                                                    
MIKE  TOWLE,  representing   self,  Cordova,  Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself as a commercial fisherman.  He testified in opposition to                                                               
the  confirmation  of  Karl  Johnstone to  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries. He said the board is  supposed to be fair and unbiased                                                               
for all  user groups and  appointing someone so  strongly opposed                                                               
by the commercial user group is unnecessary.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:11:45 PM                                                                                                                    
MICHAEL  BABIC, representing  self,  Cordova, Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself as a commercial fisherman.  He testified in opposition to                                                               
the  confirmation  of  Karl  Johnstone to  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries. He said Mr. Johnstone's past  has shown that he is too                                                               
biased  towards sportfishing  and his  appointment to  the Alaska                                                               
Board of  Fisheries will  cause the  deterioration of  the public                                                               
trust in the board process.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:12:31 PM                                                                                                                    
BOB  MERCHANT,  representing   self,  Kenai,  Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself as a commercial fisherman.  He testified in opposition to                                                               
the  confirmation  of  Karl  Johnstone to  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries. He  opined that  Mr. Johnstone  has already  served on                                                               
the board long enough and questioned his Alaska residency.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:13:50 PM                                                                                                                    
PAUL SHADURA  II, representing self, Kenai,  Alaska, testified in                                                               
opposition to  the confirmation of  Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board  of  Fisheries.  He opined  that  board  candidates  should                                                               
provide a diversity of interest and  points of view. He said when                                                               
Mr. Johnstone served on the  board he behaved egregiously towards                                                               
the public and  the public process. He opined  that Mr. Johnstone                                                               
used  his  position   as  board  chair  to   bully  and  belittle                                                               
stakeholders,  public testifiers,  department  staff, and  fellow                                                               
board members.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:15:52 PM                                                                                                                    
RICHARD PERSON, representing self,  Chugiak, Alaska, testified in                                                               
opposition to  the confirmation of  Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
5:17:37 PM                                                                                                                    
RAYMOND NESBETT, representing  self, Anchorage, Alaska, testified                                                               
in support  of the confirmation  of Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board of Fisheries.  He said he is concerned  about the dwindling                                                               
fisheries resource  in Alaska. He opined  that Alaska desperately                                                               
needs  members  on the  Board  of  Fisheries  who will  make  the                                                               
difficult   allocation   decisions    without   regard   to   the                                                               
overwhelming  pressure  from  single-user  groups.  He  said  Mr.                                                               
Johnstone  has demonstrated  during his  previous board  tenure a                                                               
willingness to  consider the sustained  yield principle  and that                                                               
allocations be  made for the  benefit of all Alaskans.  He opined                                                               
that  Mr. Johnstone  will stand  firm  in favor  of the  resource                                                               
rather than the demands of any one user group.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:20:06 PM                                                                                                                    
MIKE SZYMANSKI,  representing self,  Big Lake,  Alaska, testified                                                               
in support of  the confirmation of Johnstone to  the Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries. He opined that  previous testimony in opposition to                                                               
Mr. Johnstone is not consistent  with his past performance on the                                                               
Alaska   Board   of  Fisheries.   He   said   Mr.  Johnstone   is                                                               
conscientious, well  prepared for meetings, approachable,  and he                                                               
listens  like  a judge  normally  listens  to an  individual.  He                                                               
opined   that  Mr.   Johnstone's  experience   is  valuable   for                                                               
coordinating  between state  and federal  fisheries. He  said Mr.                                                               
Johnstone   is   committed   to  protecting,   maintaining,   and                                                               
sustaining fishery resources into the future.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:22:40 PM                                                                                                                    
BRIAN  KRAFT, representing  self,  Anchorage, Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself as  a sportfishing lodge  owner. He testified  in support                                                               
of  the confirmation  of  Mr.  Johnstone and  Mr.  Payton to  the                                                               
Alaska Board of Fisheries. He  opined that Mr. Payton is patient,                                                               
listens to all sides  of an issue, and comes up  with a clear and                                                               
concise  conclusion. He  said Mr.  Johnstone takes  every opinion                                                               
seriously. He  surmised that Mr. Johnstone's  questioning process                                                               
may be interpreted  as abrupt or rubbing people wrong,  but he is                                                               
an efficient  person who likes to  get to the point  of the issue                                                               
and  make  a  clear  decision.  He  added  that  Mr.  Johnstone's                                                               
experience as  a judge gives  him a  great deal of  experience in                                                               
being able to see both sides of  an issue to come up with a clear                                                               
conclusion. He summarized that Mr.  Johnstone will make decisions                                                               
based on  what is in the  best interest of the  fishery, not what                                                               
is in the best interest of one user group.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:25:15 PM                                                                                                                    
JACK OLIVE,  representing self,  Anchorage, Alaska,  testified in                                                               
support of the  confirmation of Johnstone to the  Alaska Board of                                                               
Fisheries. He  is a man  of integrity and  impeccable reputation.                                                               
He  opined  that  king  salmon  is  being  overharvested  by  the                                                               
commercial fishing industry. He  emphasized that Mr. Johnstone is                                                               
not  against  commercial  fisherman.  Rather,  he  is  for  sport                                                               
fishermen. He  opined that  the Alaska  Board of  Fisheries needs                                                               
balance, especially with someone that  is for sport fishermen. He                                                               
said he finds opponents of  Mr. Johnstone to be disingenuous when                                                               
they questioned his Alaska residency  because Mr. Johnstone lives                                                               
in Arizona for part  of the year after he lived  in Alaska for 50                                                               
years.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:28:01 PM                                                                                                                    
TED  CROOKSTON, representing  self, Kenai,  Alaska, testified  in                                                               
opposition to  the confirmation of  Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board  of  Fisheries.  While  serving  on  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries,  he  had  an  alarming   disregard  for  openness  and                                                               
integrity   in  the   process.  He   noted  that   Mr.  Johnstone                                                               
consistently  disregarded  and  at   times  repudiated  data  and                                                               
recommendations from ADFG. He added  that Mr. Johnstone routinely                                                               
passed over proposals  that were contrary to  his obvious agenda.                                                               
He said there are many more  qualified persons who have never had                                                               
the opportunity to serve on the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:30:13 PM                                                                                                                    
GEORGEANNA  HEAVERLEY,  representing   self,  Anchorage,  Alaska,                                                               
identified herself  has a commercial fisherman.  She testified in                                                               
opposition to  the confirmation of  Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board  of  Fisheries. He  has  a  long  history of  favoring  one                                                               
fishing user  group over another  and has displayed  deep disdain                                                               
for  the commercial  fishing industry,  particularly in  the Cook                                                               
Inlet. She  said her hope is  the Alaska Board of  Fisheries will                                                               
support  her generation  of commercial  fishermen  and that  they                                                               
recognize   the  economic   value,   relevance,  and   historical                                                               
importance  of  commercial  fishing.   She  summarized  that  all                                                               
Alaskans  value  salmon  and  they deserve  an  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries  that provides  strong leadership  in maintaining  fair                                                               
and balanced fisheries management.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
5:32:38 PM                                                                                                                    
CHRIS  EVERY,  representing  self, Kenai,  Alaska,  testified  in                                                               
opposition to  the confirmation of  Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board of Fisheries,  and in support of  the remaining appointees.                                                               
He remarked that while serving  on the Alaska Board of Fisheries,                                                               
Mr.  Johnstone pressured,  bullied, and  intimidated other  board                                                               
members.  He  said  Mr.  Johnstone  has  shown  that  he  is  not                                                               
interested in what  individuals with opposing views  have to say.                                                               
He said he supports board members who value opposing viewpoints.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:34:48 PM                                                                                                                    
SHAWNA  BUCHANAN, representing  self, Cordova,  Alaska, testified                                                               
in  opposition  to the  confirmation  of  Karl Johnstone  to  the                                                               
Alaska  Board  of Fisheries.  She  said  he  has already  had  an                                                               
opportunity to serve on the  Alaska Board of Fisheries and during                                                               
his tenure  he proved to be  divisive to further his  own agenda.                                                               
She opined that Mr. Johnstone has  shown that he does not provide                                                               
the  statutory  requirement  for  good judgement  and  a  diverse                                                               
viewpoint.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:36:19 PM                                                                                                                    
CLEM TILLION, representing self,  Halibut Cove, Alaska, testified                                                               
in support  of the confirmation  of Karl Johnstone to  the Alaska                                                               
Board  of Fisheries.  He conceded  that his  own bias  is towards                                                               
commercial fishing,  but he still supports  Mr. Johnstone because                                                               
the  board is  going  to  get someone  with  a sportfishing  bias                                                               
anyway.  He  said Mr.  Johnstone  is  knowledgeable and  supports                                                               
Alaska on issues between the state and federal fisheries.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:37:58 PM                                                                                                                    
DAN  HAKKINEN,  representing   self,  Kenai,  Alaska,  identified                                                               
himself as a commercial fisherman.  He testified in opposition to                                                               
the  confirmation  of  Karl  Johnstone to  the  Alaska  Board  of                                                               
Fisheries. He said the Alaska Board  of Fisheries does not need a                                                               
board  member who  wants to  phase a  viable fishery  out of  the                                                               
State of Alaska.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:39:12 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BIRCH closed public testimony.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
He asked the board appointees if they had any closing comments.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. CARLSON-VAN DORT said she  was looking forward to serving the                                                               
state on the Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR.  GODFREY  said  he was  glad  to  be  able  to hear  all  the                                                               
testimony.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSTONE said he appreciated  all the comments and takes all                                                               
comments  seriously. He  emphasized  that he  does  not take  the                                                               
commentary personally  and understands  that the process  is just                                                               
business. He said  if appointed, he will do the  best job that he                                                               
possibly can for all Alaskans.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KAWASAKI  asked Mr.  Johnstone  to  comment on  previous                                                               
testimony    that   questioned    his   fairness,    objectivity,                                                               
temperament, and  disrespectful commentary  while serving  on the                                                               
Alaska Board of Fisheries.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSTONE replied  that he took his role on  the Alaska Board                                                               
of Fisheries very seriously. He pointed  out that the board is an                                                               
independent organization  that uses  ADFG to  provide information                                                               
to make informed decisions. Public  information and other sources                                                               
are used as well. He said he does  not view his role on the board                                                               
as just a rubber stamp  of department recommendations and inquiry                                                               
proves  that sometimes  the department  is not  always right.  He                                                               
emphasized that he is very  respectful of ADFG and the department                                                               
has  hard working  people, but  sometimes he  disagrees with  the                                                               
department and  that is part of  the role of the  Alaska Board of                                                               
Fisheries. He said he respects  everybody's comments. He conceded                                                               
that his appointment was controversial  but asked that the source                                                               
of the comments be considered. He  summarized that his goal as an                                                               
Alaska Board  of Fisheries member  is to make decisions  that are                                                               
consistent  with the  Alaska  Constitution and  that  is for  the                                                               
maximum benefit of  Alaskans. He said he wants to  be fair to the                                                               
many and not just a few.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:42:40 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KAWASAKI  asked if he  was willing to release  his recent                                                               
Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD)  application with redacted personal                                                               
information.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  JOHNSTONE replied  that he  does not  have an  objection but                                                               
asked why Senator Kawasaki wants  his PFD application when he has                                                               
already been approved.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KAWASAKI  answered that his  PFD application goes  to the                                                               
question of how much time he spends in Alaska versus Arizona.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOHNSTONE emphasized that he  spends more time in Alaska than                                                               
he does  elsewhere. He noted  that anyone spending more  than 180                                                               
days out  of Alaska  is not  qualified for  the PFD.  He affirmed                                                               
that he was qualified and had qualified for the PFD.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  REINBOLD  commented that  Mr.  Johnstone's  50 years  in                                                               
Alaska is probably more than a  lot of people that have served on                                                               
the board.  She argued that  there is massive suffering  going on                                                               
with  sportfishing and  the problem  needs to  be addressed.  She                                                               
opined that Mr. Johnstone is a  tough man and she appreciates his                                                               
comment that  he does not  take comments personally, but  he does                                                               
take the comments seriously.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  BIRCH  announced  that  questions  and  comments  for  the                                                               
board's nominees has concluded.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:45:40 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  BIRCH stated  that in  accordance with  AS 39.05.080,  the                                                               
Senate Resources  Standing Committee  reviewed the  following and                                                               
recommends the appointments be forwarded to a joint session for                                                                 
consideration:                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Alaska Board of Fisheries                                                                                                     
Marit Carlson-Van Dort - Anchorage                                                                                              
Israel Payton - Wasilla                                                                                                         
Gerad Godfrey - Eagle River                                                                                                     
Karl Johnstone - Anchorage                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
Signing  the   reports  regarding  appointments  to   boards  and                                                               
commissions in  no way reflects  individual members'  approval or                                                               
disapproval  of  the  appointees;   the  nominations  are  merely                                                               
forwarded to the full legislature for confirmation or rejection.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:46:18 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:46:48 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR BIRCH called the committee back to order.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:47:19 PM                                                                                                                    
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
Chair Birch adjourned the Senate Resources Standing Committee                                                                   
meeting at 5:47 p.m.                                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
BoF Godfrey Resume.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Carlson-Van Dort Resume.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Payton Resume.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Johnstone Resume.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Johnstone - Letters & Emails #1.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Carlson-Van Dort - CIC Letter 4.9.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF SEAGO Letter 4.8.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Payton - CIC Letter 4.9.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Godfrey - Ouzinkie Corp Letter 4.8.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF SEAS Letter 4.6.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Godfrey - Koniag Letter 4.5.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF CDA Email 4.10.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Dona Rule Email 4.9.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Godfrey - Afognak Corp Letter 4.10.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Carlson-Van Dort - CRAA Letter 4.9.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Johnstone - Letters & Emails #2.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF MVFGAC Letter 4.10.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Tanya Lautaret Email 4.9.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Carlson-Van Dort - AFN Letter 4.11.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Johnstone - Fred Martushev Testimony 4.10.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Godfrey - AFN Letter 4.10.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Johnstone - Martin Meigs Email 4.11.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Johnstone - David Glasen Email 4.11.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF SCI Letter 4.15.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM
BoF Emails Combined 4.16.19.pdf SRES 4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM