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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


December 02, 1998
Contact: Tim Waters (360) 902-2262

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Koenings accepts Fish and Wildlife director's post

OLYMPIA -- Dr. Jeffrey P. Koenings, an Alaskan fisheries manager, has accepted the job of director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Koenings, 51, is expected to assume his new duties no later than Jan. 4, according to Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Will Roehl, who headed the commission's director search committee.

The nine-member commission voted yesterday evening to offer Koenings the position after interviewing more than 20 candidates over the past four months. Koenings will replace Bern Shanks, who resigned last summer.

Koenings has served since 1995 as a special assistant to the head of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and has represented the agency on national and international fish issues. He has broad managerial and budgetary experience, as well as experience in key water, stream restoration and hatchery issues.

His duties in Alaska included coordinating the state's response to federal requirements resulting from an endangered species listing for Southeast Alaska salmon stocks.

Koenings holds a doctorate in natural resources from the University of Michigan, and received a bachelor's degree in fisheries and a masters degree in water resources from the school.

Since 1992 Koenings also has served as a University of Alaska associate affiliate professor.