New area sportfish manager moved into job from commercial fisheries

Whether locals or visitors, newbies or experienced sportsmen, recreational fishers who cast their lines in the Petersburg-Wrangell management area have a new resource for all things sportfishing.

After spending the past 18 years working in the commercial fisheries division, Jeff Rice has accepted a new position as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist for sportfishing in Petersburg and Wrangell.

Despite his considerable experience with Fish and Game in Petersburg, Rice has found his new role “very interesting” since officially transitioning on Dec. 12. One of his fav...


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