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AMCC Welcomes New Staff Members to Team

New Fisheries Policy Director – Shannon Carroll

AMCC is pleased to welcome Shannon Carroll as one of the newest members of the AMCC staff team. Shannon will fill the important role of Fisheries Policy Director recently vacated by Becca Robbins Gisclair.

Shannon originally hails from Maine where he received a law degree with a focus on ocean and coastal law. He has lived in Alaska for several years and fished in Alaska even longer, crewing on salmon and crab vessels out of Petersburg.Shannon‘s professional experience includes working with the Conservation Law Foundation, NOAA General Counsel’s Alaska Section, the Wild Salmon Center, and the State of Alaska. Shannonalso served on AMCC’s board for two years before stepping down to apply for the position, giving him a strong familiarity with AMCC’s mission, values and programs. Shannon is an avid skier and fly fisherman and lives in Girdwood with his wife Claire.

Please introduce yourself when you see him at North Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings and around town. Shannon will be based out of AMCC’s Anchorage office and can be reached at

AMCC Summer Intern – Kate Vollrath

AMCC is also excited to introduce our Fisheries Conservation & Local Seafood Intern for the summer of 2015, Kate Vollrath. Kate first became acquainted with AMCC as a dedicated volunteer last fall. We are thrilled she is now joining our team as an intern! She will be organizing local seafood and fisheries conservation outreach events this summer, as well as helping with our Community Supported Fishery: Catch of the Season.

Kate was born and raised in Wisconsin where she first developed an appreciation for local and sustainable food systems. Between studying geography and environmental studies at DePaul University in Chicago and working summers on an organic farm, Kate‘s love for the natural environment and her passion for food intersected in a powerful way. After graduating from college, Kate ventured to Alaska to live with family. What began as an Alaskan adventure morphed into a new found passion for local, sustainably-caught seafood. Kate is eager to learn about the challenges faced within the Alaskan fishing industry and to be a part of preserving the world-class resources that Alaskans cherish and depend upon. She is also looking forward to lots of Alaskan seafood this summer!

Be sure to keep an eye out for Kate and AMCC’s newly painted Local Seafood Mobile (below) at festivals, parades and markets throughout Southcentral Alaska this summer. More to come on that soon!

You can read Kate and Shannon‘s full bios and view our entire staff team here.

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