Saturday, April 6, 2019

Richard Yamada Officially Re-Appointed to IPHC Through 2021

ACA President Richard Yamada has been appointed by President Donald Trump to complete the remainder of his temporary appointment to the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). In the same press release, the White House also reappointed Yamada to serve an additional 2-year term, expiring December 21, 2021.

In the same press release, the White House announced the official re-appointment of Bob Alverson, the long-time representative of the West Coast commercial longline vessel owners, to complete his 3-year term, which expires December 12, 2019.

When Richard Yamada was appointed to the Commission last year, it was a temporary assignment to fill out an uncompleted term. His official appointment this year brings stability to the international body that sets catch limits in the management of the Pacific halibut fishery.

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