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Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries
retires after 30 years with the Service

Todd Turner holds a walleye during a day of ice fishing.

Todd Turner holds a walleye during a day of ice fishing. Photo by USFWS.

Todd Turner has served as the Midwest Region’s Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries since 2012. From 2009 to 2012 Todd served as the Midwest Deputy Assistant Regional Director of Fisheries. Prior to that position, he was the Midwest Region’s Hatchery Program Leader beginning in 2001.  He also served as Assistant Hatchery Manager in 1991 and eventually Hatchery Manager in 1995 at Genoa National Fish Hatchery. Todd started his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1989 at Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery, formerly Hiawatha Forest National Fish Hatchery. A Minnesota native, Todd is an alumnus of Bemidji State University.  Before working for the Service, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves for seven years and worked for the Leech Lake Reservation Department of Resource Management as a fisheries technician.  In retirement Todd plans to pursue his outdoor hobbies, including  hunting, fishing, making maple syrup and snowmobiling. Todd is close to his family and will surely be spending even more time with his wife Laurie, his two adult sons TJ and Travis and his parents. Congratulations to Todd on his impressive and meaningful career with the Service's Fisheries program in the Midwest region!

Last updated: September 9, 2019