Commerce Department officials on June 28 announced the appointments of new and returning members to the nation’s regional fishery management councils, including 11 to the Pacific, North Pacific and Western Pacific councils.
The Pacific Council includes members from California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, plus one tribal seat. The North Pacific Council includes members from Alaska and Washington state. The Western Pacific Council includes members from American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The newly appointed and reappointed members include:
Pacific Council: obligatory seats for new member Corey Ridings of California, and reappointments of Christa Scensson of Oregon and Joseph Oatman of the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho, plus reappointment to at-large seats for Robert Dooley, California and Phil Anderson of Washington.
North Pacific Council: obligatory seats for reappointed members John Jensen and Andrew Mezirow, both of Alaska, and new member Anne Vanderhoeven, Washington.
Western Pacific Council: obligatory seats for new members Manuel “Manny” Duenas II of Guam, and Matthew Ramsey of Hawaii, plus new at-large member William Sword of American Samoa.