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2017 Fishery Management Council appointments

NACO applauds the Trump Administration and particularly Secretary of Commerce Ross for the appointments to the Fishery Management Councils today. Many of the appointments and reappointments should serve to provide conservation and more reasonable management of our fishery resources to provide more access and opportunity to all fishermen. These appointments show the interest of President Trump in providing better management of our resources which should increase jobs and economic benefits to our communities and nation.

"NACO is pleased to report that of the 8 recommendations we made for Fishery Management Council appointments 7 were appointed or reappointed.
We are pleased to see
Ernest Stockwell new appointee to the New England Council representing Maine,
Dewey Hemilright reappointed to the Mid Atlantic Council representing North Carolina, Capt Mark Brown reappointed to the South Atlantic Council representing South Carolina, Chester Brewer reappointed to the South Atlantic Council representing Florida,
Phillip Dyskow new appointee to the Gulf of Mexico Council representing Florida,
Greg Stunz reappointed to the Gulf of Mexico Council representing Texas, and
Dr. Bob Shipp new appointee to the Gulf of Mexico  Council representing Alabama.

We look forward to working with the Councils and all the reappointed and current members: said Capt Bob Zales, II. We are disappointed the Ellen Goethel was not appointed to the New England Council to represent New Hampshire as she is an experienced and knowledgeable commercial representative. We encourage her to stay involved and to try again next year."