After 12 years as a lobbyist at K&L Gates in Washington, Chad See has gone fishing.
Or at least, he has started working for fishers.
See has joined the Freezer Longline Coalition as its executive director, the Seattle-based organization announced this week. The group represents operators and owners of vessels that are used to catch cod in waters off the coast of Alaska.
See wasn't immediately available for comment.
As a government affairs analyst in the public policy and law practice at K&L Gates, See lobbied this year for 32 organizations, according to congressional records. His clients included the U.S. Maritime Coalition and the South Atlantic Fishermen's Association.
The Freezer Longline Coalition hasn't engaged in federal government affairs work since 2010, congressional records show. In 2010, the group deployed lobbyists from McBee Strategic Consulting and Sixkiller Consulting to advocate for it on matters concerning commercial fishing. The organization spent $100,000 on its lobbying efforts that year.