Wisconsin DNR names new fisheries director

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has named an agency veteran as its new fisheries director.

Ron Bruch will take over for the retiring Mike Staggs on May 5. Bruch has worked for the DNR for 37 years and has served at every level of the fisheries management program, including stings as a field technician, sturgeon biologist, fisheries bureau section chief and statewide planning director.

As fisheries management director, he'll lead a staff of 226 people and help manage a $27 million budget.

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