Laroche named Fish and Wildlife commissioner

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An Enosburg Falls environmental consultant will become Vermont’s next commissioner of Fish and Wildlife. Governor Jim Douglas Thursday announced that he will appoint Wayne Laroche to head the department that oversees Vermont wildlife.

Douglas says Laroche is a 30-year-veteran of the fish and wildlife profession. Laroche’s business, Stonefish Environmental and Taxonomic Services in Enosburg Falls, provides consultant services dealing with freshwater fishery and aquatic habitat.

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has 123 employees. It regulates the state’s hunting and fishing seasons and helps manage wildlife habitat in the state.

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