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Chris Oliver Appointed to Lead NOAA Fisheries

Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, named Chris Oliver Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. The Texas native assumed his new position on June 19, taking the helm from Acting Assistant Administrator Samuel Rauch who will return to his position as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs.,,, Oliver most recently served as Executive Director of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, a position he held for the past 16 years. He has been with the Council since 1990, also serving as a fisheries biologist and then deputy director. During his tenure as executive director he led the way on several cutting edge management initiatives, including development of limited access privilege programs and fishery cooperatives and catch share programs, the North Pacific’s comprehensive onboard observer program, numerous bycatch reduction programs, extensive habitat protection measures, commercial and recreational allocation programs, and coastal community development programs. He was also responsible for all administrative and operational aspects of the Council process, and lead staffer for legislative and international issues. click here to read the press release 11:32

Written Testimony by Eric Schwaab, Assistant Administrator for the National Marine Fisheries Service on Developments and Opportunities in U.S….

Written Testimony by Eric Schwaab, Assistant Administrator for the National Marine Fisheries Service on Developments and Opportunities in U.S. Fisheries Management WASHINGTON, March 19 — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a copy of the following congressional testimony by Eric Schwaab, Assistant Administrator: Introduction Good morning, Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee. I appreciate the opportunity to speak with you today about interjurisdictional fisheries management. My name is Eric Schwaab continue reading