May 21, 2015

The BBRSDA board has appointed Peter (Pete) Andrew, Jr. to fill the Seat A (Alaska Resident) position. Born and raised in New Stuyahok, Pete is a 40-season veteran of our fishery. In addition, he served as mayor of New Stuyahok, was for many years a director of the local electric and telephone utility, and serves on the board of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation. Pete has also been active in efforts to educate policymakers on the threats to Bristol Bay posed by open pit mining. “That message continues to ring strong in the watershed,” says Pete, “but the BBRSDA is charged with a broader mission; to develop our wild salmon industry in ways that capitalize on its uniqueness in the world and to create prosperity, not only for those of us privileged to participate in it, but for the communities that depend on it.” Pete’s appointed term in the Seat A position runs through 2016.

The board also appointed Michael Friccero of Kodiak to an ex-officio (non-voting) board position. Mike is a 34-year Bay veteran who also longlines halibut. Recently retired from a 43-year career as a general contractor and project manager, he has extensive board experience and served six years as the financial officer of the Kodiak Public Broadcasting Board. When he is not fishing, Mike now works as an administrative consultant to facility owners, including several seafood processing companies.

On behalf of the the entire fleet, we’d like to extend a hearty welcome to Pete and Mike, and thank them for their willingness to serve!

For a listing of all current board members, visit our Board of Directors page.