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Division of Commercial Fisheries
Director of the Division of Commercial Fisheries
Jeff Regnart’s career with the department began as a fish and wildlife seasonal in 1984. While attending college, he commercially fished for salmon and halibut and spent one summer as a sport fish guide in the Lake Iliamna area. Jeff has held increasingly complex and diverse positions within the department. In his first fulltime position with the department, he was tasked with managing the Naknek-Kvichak commercial fishing district within the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. He then moved on to a position with regional responsibility over Bristol Bay and Cook Inlet commercial fisheries. In his previous position as Regional Supervisor for Central Region, he was responsible for program administration and supervision of all management and research activities within the region, which includes the Bristol Bay, Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound areas. He has represented the department on numerous panels and forums over his career.
Jeff attained a BS in biology from Western Washington University. He then attended Humboldt State University, where he completed his MS in fishery management.