Ben Mohr named head of Kenai sportsfishing group

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The new executive director of the Kenai River Sportsfishing Association is Ben Mohr.

Mohr was a senior policy adviser to Gov. Sean Parnell on fish, game, and public access issues. He also worked for the Pebble Project many years ago.

Mohr was an Alaska Salmon Fellow with the Alaska Humanities Forum and has been recognized as a fellow of the National Conservation Leadership Institute. Recently he worked in land and resource management for Cook Inlet Region Inc., a Native corporation.

In his new role, Mohr will be responsible for achieving KSRA’s mission as well as management of operations, public relations and fundraising.

Board Chairman Bill Eckhardt stated, “Ben brings a unique set of technical skills and experiencesas well as the leadership, resources and community knowledge necessary to effectively navigate the complexities of the fisheries-resource environment.”

“KRSA has a long history of incredible conservation projects on the Kenai River and isone of Alaska’s most effective organizations representing Alaska’s sport and personal-usefishermen from across the state,” Mohr said.

KRSA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit fishery-conservation organization that works to ensure the long-term health and sustainability of fish resources in the Kenai River and elsewhere in Alaska through education and advocacy of sport and personal-use fisheries and the promotion of science-based fish management.