Coalition of support for potential NOAA Fisheries appointee

We are proud to be amongst the signatories to “[a]n industry letter signed by more than 50 companies and fisheries groups to Vice President Pence and Secretary of Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross, urges the appointment of Chris Oliver to the post of Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries.”

“The letter, which is signed by most major processors and industry organizations from Unalaska to southern California, national groups such as National Fisheries Institute, and recreational users of the marine resource, points out that NOAA Fisheries oversees a marine economy of $214 billion in sales that supports 1.83 million jobs.”

Our take is that Mr. Oliver’s proven track record and understanding of issues facing fisheries operating off the US West Coast makes him an ideal candidate.

PDF version of letter sent to the Administration