Patrick C. Keliher
Commissioner, Department of Marine Resources
Patrick C. Keliher is the Acting Commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Keliher joined the agency in 2007 as the director of Sear Run Fisheries and Habitat. Prior to his state service, he was Executive Director of the Atlantic Salmon Commission.
As Commissioner of Marine Resources, Mr. Keliher has, by statute, responsibility for conserving and developing the marine and estuarine resources of the State of Maine; promoting and developing the Maine commercial fishing industry; sponsoring and conducting marine research; enforcing laws relating to marine resources and the commercial fishing industry; assisting in promoting and marketing marine resources products; and providing advice to other State agencies and the Federal Government."