A reception at Halibut Point in Sitka was held to recognize outgoing Council members Buck Laukitis of Homer and Theresa Peterson of Kodiak. Both Laukitis and Peterson acknowledged their involvement with fishing communities and noted they will still be involved in the Council process, albeit in a different capacity. We thank them for their commitment to Alaska communities and to managing and conserving Alaskan fishery resources. Best of luck to them in their future endeavors.
The Council would also like to thank the businesses and organizations that donated seafood for the reception and set up the location. Sunny weather was appreciated by all who attended.