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Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers Hire New Executive Director


Tyson Fick

Photo courtesy of Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers

Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers (ABSC) is pleased to announce that Tyson Fick will be joining the organization as Executive Director starting December 1.   Mr. Fick spent the last 6 years as Communications Director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

"This is an exciting opportunity to work in an iconic fishery with some really smart and talented people," Fick said.  "Consumer demand has never been stronger; Alaska crab is well-known to be the best in the world.  I'm looking forward to taking on new challenges and advancing the goals and priorities of ABSC." 

Previous to ASMI, Fick was the legislative liaison at the Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development and a legislative staffer before that.  Mr. Fick graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing. 

Mr. Fick will establish an office in Juneau which will be in addition to the main ABSC office in Seattle. 

ABSC President Kale Garcia notes that “Tyson brings tremendous skills in seafood marketing and policy advocacy to the organization. We are looking forward to having him aboard.” 

Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers is the major trade organization representing crab harvesters fishing for king, snow and bairdi crab in federal waters off Alaska.   Actively involved in scientific research, policy development, and marketing crab products, its goal is to ensure the long-term sustainability of  Alaska crab fisheries.


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