National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee Gains New Member

David Turner. Photo: Elliott Bay Design Group.

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) project manager David Turner has been appointed to the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee to represent the viewpoints of naval architects and marine engineers, EBDG announced March 13.

Turner, who has 20 years’ experience in naval architecture and vessel design, is responsible for the fishing vessel sector with Seattle-based EBDG and has managed and worked onboard vessels for projects ranging from concept design, vessel refurbishments, stability and weight calculations, to efficiency improvements, according to his employer.

EBDG Principal John Waterhouse said the firm is extremely proud of Turner’s work in the fishing industry as well as of the recognition that being named to the committee brings.

Elliott Bay Design Group is a full-service, employee-owned naval architecture and marine engineering firm that supports owners, operators and shipyards with a team of naval architects, engineers, designers and analysts in the marine transportation industry.

The National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee, which was established in 2018, provides advice to the Department of Homeland Security on commercial fishing safety, equipment and vessel operations.

The advisory committee consists of 18 members appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security, with each member having particular expertise, knowledge and experience regarding commercial fishing safety.