A Quinault Indian Nation official from Washington state is among 30 people named Monday to regional fish management councils that work with the federal government.
Commerce Secretary William A. Daley announced the appointments.
Congress created a new seat for an Indian tribal representative on the Pacific Council in legislation signed by President Clinton in October.
James E. Harp, policy representative of natural resources for the Quinault Indian Nation, a coastal tribe north of Hoquiam, will serve a three-year term.
Also named to the Pacific Council was Robert D. Alverson, executive director of the Fishing Vessel Owners’ Association in Seattle. The council includes members from California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Another Washington man was reappointed to the North Pacific Council of members from Washington and Alaska. David L. Fluharty, a research associate professor in the University of Washington’s College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, School of Marine Affairs, will serve another threeyear term.
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