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

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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.