Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.
Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.
Buck Gibbons was elected as president by the board in June. The reason for the change in leadership in unclear at this time.
Williams says the vision for BBRSDA will remain focused on marketing and quality.
“I think the organization has a pretty solid strategic plan or vision that it would like to achieve," he said in a recent interview with KDLG Radio, "and we spent some time here over the past week putting together some committees that are going to help us get to those goals and I’m pretty excited about it.”