Cordovan among 3 named to Alaska Board of Fisheries

Cordova Harbor. (Aug. 24, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Three new appointments to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, plus one appointment and one reappointment to the Alaska Board of Game were announced on Monday, March 28, by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

The fisheries appointments include Thomas Carpenter of Cordova, Floyd Michael Heimbuch and David Weitz.

Carpenter, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, is the chairman of the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp. board. He is also a veteran commercial fisherman and small business owner in Cordova.

Heimbuch is a veteran commercial fisherman who previously served on the Alaska Board of Marine Pilots and Homer City Council.

Weitz is the president and chief executive officer of Three Bears Alaska. He served previously on the Tok School Board and Alaska Road Commission.

The governor also appointed Beatrice Ruth Cusack, a board member of Safari Club International, to the Alaska Board of Game and reappointed Allen Barrette. Cusack holds an assistant hunting guide license and Barrette is a licensed hunting guide who owns a fur tannery in Fairbanks.

All appointments must be approved by the Alaska Legislature.