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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.

Sincerely,

Sam

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

samantha@seagoalaska.org
907.957.8151



 
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Week of March 16

RQE Report Released


March 29

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April 4-12

NPFMC April Meeting
Anchorage, AK 
 

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