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Charlie Swanton
Director of the Division of Sport Fish

Charlie Swanton with a nice salmon catch Charlie Swanton came to Alaska in 1979 and shortly thereafter began his career with ADF&G as a fisheries technician, progressing to area and regional research and management positions after completing his formal education. He earned Biology and Fisheries Science degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Washington-Fisheries Research Institute with emphasis in aquatic ecology, population dynamics and statistics. More recently, he served as the regional management supervisor and southeast regional supervisor with the Division of Sport Fish. Charlie's career has given him exposure to fisheries in the Chignik and Kodiak areas, throughout the broad Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region based out of Fairbanks, and in Southeast Alaska.