Sheridan takes the helm at PWSAC

Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) is excited to announce that Tommy Sheridan has joined our team as the General Manager/CEO.

Tommy is an excellent addition to PWSAC,” said PWSAC Board of Directors Chair Tim Moore. “Tommy’s skills and diverse experience in hatchery operations, fisheries management, and policy are an outstanding fit.

I’m excited to join PWSAC and work with its incredible staff” said Sheridan. “PWSAC exemplifies the innovation and foresight that led to the state’s hatchery programs, which today makes Alaska’s salmon fisheries a model for fisheries across the country and throughout the world.

Sheridan is the past Director of Government Affairs for Silver Bay Seafoods, a primarily fishermen owned seafood processing company headquartered in Sitka, Alaska, with facilities throughout Alaska and California. Previously, Sheridan was the Prince William Sound Area Management Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, where he managed two of the largest salmon fisheries in the state’s history during the 2013 and 2015 seasons. He also worked in a variety of capacities for Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association in Southeast Alaska from 2002 through 2010, including serving as the company’s Special Projects Manager. Sheridan also previously served on the PWSAC Board of Directors.

A former Adjunct Instructor for University of Alaska Southeast’s Fisheries Technology Program, Sheridan holds several undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates with a focus on fisheries and rural studies. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, and Prince William Sound Science Center. In 2019, he was nominated by Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy to serve as U.S. Commissioner to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, an international forum promoting the conservation of Pacific salmon, steelhead trout, and other ecologically related species in the high seas area of the North Pacific Ocean. Sheridan will be based in Cordova, Alaska where he lives with his wife and two children.