Commerce Department Announces 2012 Regional Fishery Management Council Appointments
The Secretary of Commerce has announced the appointment of 5 new and returning members to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Along with their colleagues, these new council members will help shape the science-based management of U.S. fisheries and continue the strong commitment to turning the corner on ending overfishing, rebuilding fish stocks, and achieving and maintaining sustainable fisheries and vibrant fishing communities. Council membership represents a diverse spectrum of interests and expertise - from commercial and recreational fishing industries, to environmental interests.
New and returning members include representatives from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The appointees for 2012 fill obligatory seats for Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana and two at-large seats.
*John "Johnny" R. Greene Jr. (Alabama)
Juan "John" M. Sanchez (Florida)
Campo "Camp" E. Matens (Louisiana)
*Harlon H. Pearce Jr. (Louisiana)
William "Corky" S. Perret (Mississippi)