Giant Pacific Octopus Rulemaking Process

Giant Pacific Octopus Ad Hoc Advisory Group

The department appointed the following twelve members to serve on the Giant Pacific Octopus Ad Hoc Advisory Group. 

Name

Address

Notes

Bernd Cordes

Seattle

Designing Ocean Health Initiative at Vulcan and Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; 18 years marine conservation.

David Fessler

Olympia

PADI Project Aware Marine Environmental Award; PADI Master Instructor; Manager for Underwater Sports; Hunter/ Fisher

Caroline Gibson

Port Townsend

Marine Program Manager; Northwest Straits Commission.

Rhoda Green

Renton

PADI instructor; REEF Advance Assessment Team; Annual marine surveys; AAUS Scientific diver; Beach Naturalist Captain Seattle Aquarium.

Bill High

Kenmore

Conducted studies on GPO; National diving office for National Marine Fisheries Service & NOAA; 150 publications on fisheries science studies; Past President NAUI

Peter Hudspeth

Tacoma

NAUI certified diver; Fisherman for 38 years; Hunter; Hiker/climber; Army National Guard.

Bill Minton

Tacoma

Sport fishing entire life; small dive charter service for three years; several years participated in commission meetings.

Pete Naylor

Sedro Woolley

Seadoc Society; Served on Rockfish Advisory Group.

Janna Nichols

Vancouver

Speaker at numerous dive clubs. Leads REEF Advanced Assessment Team field survey projects on west coast. 13 years with scuba clubs; Scientific diver for AAUS; Volunteer marine life surveyor; Outreach coordinator for REEF.

Mark Plunkett

Seattle

28 years with the Seattle Aquarium; Seattle Shoreline MPA; Chair of Marine Conservation Network; collaborator with Seattle City Council, Seattle Parks Department, Vulcan and SCUBA community on GPO outreach; nominated by Seattle Aquarium.

Mike Racine

Snoqualmie

Past President WA Scuba Alliance; PSRFE Oversight Committee; Led divers for NOAA research; Founded software company; Nominated by WA Scuba Alliance.

Andrea Reiter

Bellingham

Spear fisher and angler; Obtaining masters in environmental education; Pro fishing and conservation.