Marija Vojkovich, Marine Region Manager, (805) (805) 568-1246
Dana Michaels, DFG Communications, (916) 322-2420
Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Marine Region Manager Marija Vojkovich has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.
“We are pleased to see our colleague so honored,” said DFG Director John McCamman. “Marija is a valued member of the DFG family who has a wealth of knowledge and skills gained through experience. She will make an excellent United States Commissioner.”
Vojkovich has been the Marine Region Manager since 2007. In this position, she oversees 148 employees, all marine habitat, fisheries and regulatory activities. She closely coordinates with government agencies at all levels, non‑government organizations and a diverse constituency.
For the past eight years Vojkovich has been the State of California Principal Official on the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which, among other things, sets the dates and certain regulations for the annual salmon seasons on the West Coast. As a member of the Council she has been active in issues associated with the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species, which directs federal management of the West Coast‑based fisheries for the resources under the purview of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.
Vojkovich has more than 30 years of experience in fisheries management and policy, and earned a B.S. in Fisheries Management from Humboldt State University.