SACRAMENTO–California Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed State Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, to the Pacific Commonwealth Marine Fisheries Commission. McGuire, 40, has acted as the chair of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture since 2014.
The Pacific Country Marine Commission was established by an routine of Congress in 1947 to manage resources associated with the Pacific Ocean. It does not have management or regulatory jurisdiction but the commission does facilitate its general discussion and gathering on fishery aids. The commission’s works be financed by federal concessions, special contracts and oweds paid by member states, according to its mission statement.
There are five member states on the commission: California; Oregon; Washington; Alaska; and, Idaho. Three commissioners represent all those states; California’s three members are McGuire, Department of Fish and Wildlife Chair Charlton H. Bonham and Barbara Emley, an individual.
McGuire previously sufficed on the Sonoma Board of Supervisors( 2010 -2 014) and was mayor of Healdsburg( 2006 ). He gave a masters degree from the University of San Francisco.
The appointment is not reimbursed and asks State Senate confirmation.
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