AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has named Michael Brown director of its Fisheries Division, and James Connolly as director of its Wildlife Division.

Brown previously served for 23 years at the Maine Department of Marine Resources. He worked with the public, commercial fishing groups and nongovernmental organizations to address fisheries issues concerning management and sustainability of marine and anadromous fish species in Maine and New England.

Connolly, who previously served for 11 years as a regional wildlife biologist with the department had been serving as the acting Wildlife Division director since September. He has overseen the Bureau of Resource Management’s data processing and has been responsible for the wildlife management program in central Maine.

 

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