Doug Vincent-Lang, a veteran of more than three decades with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, was appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Dec. 3 as acting commissioner of the agency.
In a statement released by the new administration, Dunleavy said he felt it is important that someone be in the commissioner’s position to manage the agency while the Joint Boards of Fish and Game go through the process of nominating potential commissioners.
Dunleavy said he respects that process and looked forward to receiving those recommendations.
Vincent-Lang’s experience in ADF&G is in wildlife research and management. He previously served as division director for wildlife management, special assistant and assistant director to the Division of Sport Fish, and as a research biologist.
Vincent-Lang has a biologist degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a master’s degree in biological oceanography from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.