January 16, 1997
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, 360-902-2256
Citizen fishing advisors appointed to assist Department of Fish and Wildlife
OLYMPIA -- Members of two citizen groups which will advise the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife on commercial and recreational fishing issues have
been selected by Director Bern Shanks.
The advisory bodies are the Commercial Fishing Advisory and the Anadromous
and Marine Sport Fishing Advisory groups. This is the first year a group of commercial
advisors has been assembled.
Both groups will provide advice to the department on a variety of fishing issues.
In addition to providing advice, the members will help the department
communicate with fishers and other interested persons. The advisors serve one-year
"We've picked people who have a great deal of knowledge and experience and
deep roots in the fishing communities," said Shanks. "I'm sure they will provide
invaluable assistance as we tackle such critical and complex issues as rebuilding
Washington's wild salmon runs and providing fair and responsible harvest
The following persons will serve on this year's Anadromous and Marine Sports
Fishing Advisory Group: Lee Barkie, Toledo; Pamela Botnen, Chimacum; Larry
Carpenter, Mt. Vernon; Mark Cedergreen, Westport; James Goerg, Renton; James
Hearn, Bellevue; John Hjort, Edmonds; Howard Johnson, Enumclaw; Gary Krein,
Arlington; Jim Lone, Seattle; John Martinis Jr., Marysville; Richard Miller, Castle Rock;
Chris Mohr, Sekiu; Tom Nelson, Renton; Ron Penington, Sequim; Bill Robinson,
Seattle; Butch Smith, Ilwaco; Pete Soverel, Edmonds; Frank Urabeck, Federal Way;
Steve Watrous, Vancouver; Steve Wright, Anacortes and Phil Anderson, WDFW.
Members of the 1997 Commercial Fishing Advisory Group are: Tanya Baumgart,
Bellingham; Jay Bornstein, Bellingham; Tom Burton, Blaine; Thomas Carlson,
Burlington; Frances Clark, Chinook; John Edwards, Aberdeen; Doug Fricke, Hoquiam;
Jack Giard, Lopez; Jim Gilmore, Seattle; Steve Gray, Sea View; Allan Hollingsworth,
Aberdeen; Gary Hull, Olympia; Bob Lake, Grayland; Pierre Marchand Jr., Ilwaco; Ann
Mosness, Bellingham; John Oaks, Long Beach; Ed Owens, Olympia; Lanny Pillatos,
Everett; Ernie Summers, Grayland; Larry Thevik, Ocean Shores; Rob Zuanich, Seattle
and Phil Anderson, WDFW.