Contact the Commission

Mailing Address
PO Box 43200
Olympia, WA 98504-3200

Phone: 360-902-2267
Fax: 360-902-2448

Larry Carpenter, Chair
Barbara Baker, Vice Chair


Conrad Mahnken, Ph.D.

Conrad Mahnken

Conrad “Connie” Mahnken was first appointed to the Commission in November 2005 and reappointed by Governor Gregoire in 2011. Having achieved B.S. & M.S. degrees in Oceanography and a Ph.D. in Fisheries, his career includes more than 40 years with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. In 1970, Connie helped establish the NMFS Manchester Fisheries Laboratory on western Puget Sound and served as its director for more than 20 years.

Additionally, he chaired the U.S./Japan Natural Resources Committee on Aquaculture and served on the NMFS Biological Review Teams for proposed ESA listings of Pacific Northwest salmonids. Dr. Mahnken was chosen and served on the congressionally-funded Hatchery Scientific Review Group panel, which released its recommendations for reforming Pacific Northwest fish hatcheries in April 2004. Connie and his wife, Tami, live in Bainbridge Island.

(CURRENT TERM: June 7, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2016)