U.S. Secretary of Commerce appoints 4 from Guam to fishery council


The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has appointed four people from Guam to the Western Pacific Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council nominated by Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero.

  • Archie Soliai, StarKist (American Samoa) (chair)

  • John Gourley, Micronesian Environmental Services (CNMI) (vice chair)

*Michael Duenas, Guam Fishermen’s Cooperative Association (Guam) (vice chair)

  • Edwin Watamura, Waialua Boat Club (Hawai’i) (vice chair)

  • Howard Dunham, commercial fisherman (American Samoa)

  • Monique Genereux, business owner (Guam)

  • Michael Goto, United Fishing Agency (Hawai’i)

  • McGrew Rice, charter boat captain (CNMI)

Designated state officials:

*Chelsa Muña-Brecht, Guam Dept. of Agriculture

*Raymond Roberto, CNMI Dept. of Lands and Natural Resources

*Suzanne Case, Hawai’i Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

*Henry Sesepasara, American Samoa Dept. of Marine & Wildlife Resources.

Designated federal officials (voting):

Michael Tosatto, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office

Designated federal officials (non-voting):

RADM Kevin Lunday, USCG 14th District

Michael Brakke, US Department of State;

Brian Peck, USFWS.