Diana Evans has been promoted to the Deputy Director position. Diana began her career at the Council as a NEPA specialist, after working as a contractor for National Marine Fisheries Service in Hawaii and Alaska on environmental impact statements. “I realized early on that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council is at the cutting edge of fishery management in the world, and how exciting it would be to work in that arena.” She joined the Council in 2002 to work on the Alaska Groundfish Programmatic SEIS, and has since worked on a wide variety of projects and fishery management actions, focusing especially on the Council’s ecosystem and habitat projects, and the development of Fishery Ecosystem Plans. Recently, she’s been the Council lead on the groundfish and halibut fishery observer program, and the development of electronic monitoring as an alternative for fixed gear vessels.
In her new role as Deputy Director, Diana will be taking over many of the administrative and supervisory direction and tasking responsibilities. The Council plans to advertise in the future for a fishery analyst, and once that position is filled, Diana will be transitioning out of observer issues.