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Commissioners, Advisors & Coordinators
Commissioners, Advisors & Coordinators

      
Fifteen Commissioners lead the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Each of our five member states provide three Commissioners. Of each state's delegation, one is appointed by the State Legislature, one is a private citizen with knowledge of and interest in fisheries appointed by each state's governor, and one is a State Fishery Director.  The Office of the Commission Chair rotates annually among the states.   Commission members set policy, approve budgets, and provide direction to staff for all Commission activities.
 
Each member state has its own PSMFC Advisory Committee composed of representatives from the state's commercial and recreational fishing communities.
 
Alaska

Commissioners:
Charles Swanton - Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Cathy Giessel - Alaska Senate
Paul Gronholdt, Individual

Advisors:
Terry Johnson, University of Alaska
Don Lane, North Pacific Fisheries Association
Matthew Moir, Alaska Pacific Seafood
Herman Savikko, Individual
Beverly Hoffman, Individual

Coordinator:
Trent Hartill, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

California

Commissioners:
Charlton H. Bonham, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Vacant, California Assemblyman
Barbara Emley, Individual

Advisors:
Jim Caito, Caito Fisheries
Ken Franke, Sportfishing Assoc. of California
Donald K. Hansen, Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Mike McCorkle, Southern California Trawlers Association
Roger Thomas, Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association
Kate Wing, Independent Consultant

Coordinator:
Sonke Mastrup - California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Idaho

Commissioners:
Virgil Moore, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Jerry Meyers, Individual
Dan Johnson, Idaho Senator

Advisors:
Sharon Kiefer, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Ed Schriever, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Jim Fredericks, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Joe Stegner, University of Idaho

Coordinator:
Lance Hebdon, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Oregon

Commissioners:
Ed Bowles, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Jeff Feldner, Individual
Caddy McKeown, Oregon State Representative

Advisors:
Walter Chuck, Individual
Steve Fick, Individual
Liz Hamilton, Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association
Dorothy Lowman, Lowman and Associates
Lori Steele, West Coast Seafood Processors Association
Brad Pettinger, Oregon Trawl Commission
Richard Heap, Individual

Coordinator:
Caren Braby, Marine Resources Management Section, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington

Commissioners:
Michele Culver, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Brian Blake, Washington House of Representatives
Phil Anderson, Individual

Advisors:
Robert Alverson, Fishing Vessel Owners Association
Dale Myer, Individuall
Robert Jones, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Al (Butch) Smith, Ilwaco Charter Association
Steve Watrous, Individual
Rich Lincoln, Individual

Coordinator:
Heather Reed, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife