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From the Executive Director

My name is Samantha (Sam) Weinstein and I have recently started working jointly with Ryan as Executive Director of SEAGO.  We will began a month-long period of overlap beginning March 10th, so I have time to learn from his experiences before taking over the position in April.

A little more about me and my mild obsession with fisheries work:

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and spent my free time developing a love for aquatic species as an animal educator for our Urban Ecology Center.  I cultivated this passion during law school through two Alaska internships, one with NOAA's Office of General Counsel in Juneau.  Graduation saw me moving to Portland, OR, where I received a Master's Degree in Environmental law, focusing my classes on oceans and wildlife law.  Another graduation under my belt, I returned to Anchorage to work a year-long term for a Superior Court Judge, followed by a year with the Alaska State Legislature.  I currently have a private legal practice in Juneau.

While it's not fair to play favorites, there's a reason I moved back to Southeast (for the second time).  We're lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, one that draws over a million tourists a year for sightseeing, hiking, and, yes, fishing.

I'm excited to return to fisheries work, and even more so to be a part of an organization at the crossroads of tourism, sustainability, and economic growth.  Please shoot me an e-mail or give me a call to introduce yourself and ask any follow up questions you might have about our transition.



Samantha Weinstein, J.D., LL.M.
Executive Director
Southeast Alaska Guides Organization


Important Dates

Week of March 16

RQE Report Released

March 29

RQE Written Comments Due

April 4-12

NPFMC April Meeting
Anchorage, AK 


Southeast Alaska Guides Organization
1600 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, AK 99901

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