New Washington Member Appointed to NPFMC

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Kenneth Down has been appointed as the newest member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which announced his appointment Friday.

Down is the president and CEO of Blue North, a natural resources development company based in Washington State with an focus on longlining for Pacific cod.

He was formerly the executive director of the Freezer Longline Coalition. 

There are eight regional fishery councils designated under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

The Secretary of Commerce is responsible for appointing about a third of new council members from a list of governor’s nominees compiled by NOAA Fisheries.

Down’s term runs through August 10th, 2017.

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