2016 Council Appointments Announced by Secretary of Commerce
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] By Peggy Parker - June 28, 2016
New and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils were made yesterday, signaling business as usual in some areas and changes that may affect major policies in others.
New and reappointed council members begin their three-year terms on August 11.
At the North Pacific Council, Theresa Peterson from Kodiak and Michael “Buck” Laukitis from Homer will fill two of six obligatory Alaska state seats made vacant by Duncan Fields and David Long. This does not signal a change in policy but may prevent triggering recusals in critical future votes.
In the Mid-Atlantic Council, the biggest upset was that Jeff Kaelin of Lunds Fisheries, who has been active on both the Mid-Atlantic Council and New England Council committees, was not reappointed. That at-large seat went to fellow-New Jersey resident Peter B. Hughes...
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