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Board director resigns over appointment

...Mumford wasn't even an applicant for the Board of Fisheries listing until prompted by Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner Sam Cotten. Mumford applied for the position April 22, three days after Ruffner was rejected and Mumford's replacement...
State | AK legislature
Wolf hunting season near Denali ends 2 weeks early

...Denali National Park and Preserve after reports of a recent wolf shooting at a bear baiting station.Alaska Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten closed the season at midnight Thursday in an area to the north and east of the park, reported the Fairbanks...
Intervention by governor spares bears' lives

...governor on Saturday asked the state's fish and game commissioner whether they could be moved rather than shot.Garbage...their own making."State Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten said the governor didn't tell his staff...
State | AK legislature
Fish and Game gets new deputy commissioner

Acting Fish and Game commissioner Sam Cotten announced Tuesday the appointment of Charles Swanton as the deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and...
Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priority

...bill would be held.Sens. Charlie Huggins and Lesil McGuire said they also supported the bill.State Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten said the department did not have a position on the bill because it's considered allocative.
Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case

...state's decision has been slowed in part by the recent change in administration. The new attorney general and Fish and Game commissioner are members of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.Lawsuits brought against Exxon Mobil Corp. after the...
Cotten favorite for Fish and Game Commissioner

During deliberations over three of the four candidates for Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Board of Fisheries members weighed in with their opinions on the credentials.
BOF head Johnstone resigns

...were supposed to select candidates for the Fish and Game commissioner. The boards were to forward a list of qualified...announced that it had appointed Cotten to the Fish and Game commissioner's position.Maw said he has not drawn a salary...
My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

...last week when the Board of Fish (BOF) unanimously voted to interview only Sam Cotten as a candidate for Fish and Game Commissioner. Although Cotten is well-qualified from the perspective of pragmatic experience in fisheries, the same is also...
Juneau delegation pens capital creep letter

...the other. The rest of the governor's cabinet was replaced.Of the new appointees, only Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten has committed to living in the capital city full time, Egan's office said. However, Cotten said via...
Local | AK legislature


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