Bristol Bay seafood marketing leader Heyano resigns

Robert Heyano, president and founding member of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA), resigned from the group’s board of directors this week.

“Without Robert’s foresight and diligence, there would likely be no BBRSDA today,” the group said in a statement on its website. “Words are inadequate to describe the impacts Robert’s vision and efforts have had on the Bristol Bay fishery over his many years of commitment to the resource and the way of life it supports. It would take a book to describe the extent of Robert Heyano’s work on behalf of the BBRSDA. Simply, Robert, thank you for your countless hours of selfless dedication, your passion, and your leadership.”

BBRSDA will fill his vacancy by developing a slate of candidates and choosing a new member by a two-thirds vote.

BBRSDA works to advance the quality and market-success of Bristol Bay salmon; address fishery-related infrastructure requirements in the Bristol Bay region; and create research and education programs to ensure long-term success of the world’s largest and most valuable salmon fishery.


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