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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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August 15, 2017
Contact: Commission Office, (360) 902-2267

Governor makes appointments to
Fish and Wildlife Commission

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Don McIsaac, a recently retired director of a West Coast regional fishery management council, and reappointed Larry Carpenter to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The commission is a nine-member citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Members are appointed by the governor to six-year terms and are subject to state Senate confirmation. Three members must reside in eastern Washington, three in western Washington, and three may live anywhere in the state. No two members may live in the same county.

The governor appointed McIsaac, who lives in rural Clark County, to a term ending Dec. 31, 2022. McIsaac served as the executive director of the Pacific Fishery Management Council from 2000 to 2016. The council oversees fisheries management in ocean waters three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast. He previously worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the then-Washington Department of Fisheries.

Inslee re-appointed Carpenter, of Mount Vernon, to a term ending Dec. 31, 2018. Carpenter, who was initially appointed to the commission in December of 2011, currently serves as vice-chair of the commission.