Last March, Gov. David Ige submitted to
the National Marine Fisheries Service
a list of nominees for upcoming at-large
vacancies on the Western Pacific Fishery
Management Council (Wespac).
“All the nominees have knowledge of or experience in the conservation and management of marine resources, commercial or recreational harvest of fishery resources, or habitat and ecosystem approaches to resource management,” Ige wrote in his letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s assistant administrator for fisheries. He added: “My list reflects qualified women and minority candidates.”
The nominees were, in order of priority: Shaelene . . .
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