Major Fishery and Processor Associations Ask Gov. Inslee's Council Recommendations be Withdrawn
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton April 5, 2017
Four major West coast and Alaska organizations have expressed outrage over Washington Governor Inslee’s nominations for new appointments to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
The groups have written to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, asking that the Washington State nominations be returned and that the Governor be asked to follow the state’s public appointment process.
The four groups, the Pacific Seafood Processors Association, the At-Sea Processors Association, the United Catcher Boats and the Groundfish Forum represent the groundfish fishery in Alaska, which accounts for the largest share of both volume and value of the fisheries managed by the North Pacific Council.
Originally, three people were informed by the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife that they were on the governor’s nomination list...
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