Industry figures named to Interior Department panel


Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the appointments of 19 individuals to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, an advisory panel created in 1993 to advise the secretary on nationally significant recreational fishing, boating and aquatic resource conservation issues.

Salazar announced the appointment of the following individuals, whose terms begin immediately, to serve on the council for the upcoming two-year term:

  • James Adams of the States Organization for Boating Access
  • James Anderson of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
  • Lynne Borden of the University of Arizona
  • Douglass Boyd of the Coastal Conservation Association
  • Jeffrey Crane of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
  • Thom Dammrich of the National Marine Manufacturers Association
  • Ned Dikmen of the Great Lakes Boating Federation
  • Chris Horton of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society
  • Betty Huskins of the Southeastern Tourism Policy Council
  • Scott Kovarivics of the Izaak Walton League of America
  • Ryck Lydecker of BoatU.S.
  • Michael Nussman of the American Sportfishing Association
  • Geoff Ratte of Water Gremlin Company
  • John Sprague of the Marine Industries Association of Florida
  • Roy Elicker, director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • David Graham, chief of the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Alternates are Maria del Valle Hamilton of the American Sportfishing Association; Steve Miller of the States Organization for Boating Access; and Gary Kania of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.

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