Governor Rick Scott Nominates Three Candidates to Fill the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Open Seat

KFF-Logo_High-Res_FINAL (2)For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Contact: Courtney Heidelberg, 850.391.5040,

Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott submitted three candidates to the Secretary of Commerce to fill the state’s open seat on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. His recommendations include former Yamaha President, Phil Dyskow; former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement officer, Colonel James Brown; and Professor and Chair of the University of Florida’s School of Forestry and the Environment, Tom Frazer.

“The Governor has provided the Secretary of Commerce with three well-qualified nominees, any of which can serve as excellent representatives for our state and make appropriate decisions for our fisheries resources as a Gulf Council representative. We applaud the Governor’s actions and his commitment to our industry and natural resources in Florida,” said Kellie Ralston, Florida Fisheries Policy director for the American Sportfishing Association.


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