Hartill will join American Seafoods

After a decade with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, a top state fisheries official is moving into an executive position with American Seafoods Company in Seattle.

Trent Hartill, federal fisheries coordinator for ADF&G, confirmed on Sept. 17 that he become the company’s vice president of fisheries and sustainability in late October, and charged with tracking legislative and regulatory developments at the state and federal level.

At his current post, Hartill’s job duties include serving as an alternate for ADF&G Commissioner Sam Cotten at North Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings.

Or most of his career at ADF&G Hartill has worked in the extended jurisdiction section. He has also been a management biologist for groundfish and shellfish at Kodiak and Dutch Harbor, and before that he was a management biologist for salmon and herring on the Alaska Peninsula.