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Director of the Division of Habitat
Randy Bates was appointed Director of the Division of Habitat on July 1, 2011.
Prior to his appointment to the Department of Fish and Game, Randy worked for the Coastal and Ocean Management Program at the Department of Natural Resources for 13 years. During his tenure with DNR, he held increasingly complex positions culminating in service as the Division Director of Coastal and Ocean Management.
Before joining state government, Randy worked as a commercial fisherman and a fisheries technician at Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc. He attained a bachelor's degree in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University and completed graduate work in Fisheries Management through the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Juneau Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.