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This is my last Plug for CaptTB and Doc Kray

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But I sure am glad the good Captain-TB is a member of, and posts on SOL: icon14.gif


Now, please keep us informed biggrin.gif


Bogan gives state recreational fishing community a strong voice


Published in the Asbury Park Press 7/05/03

The New Jersey recreational fishing community will have a strong voice on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council with the appointment of Capt. Tony Bogan.

Bogan, who is research specialist for the United Boatmen and a member of the most influential fishing family in the recreational sector, has demonstrated in the last 12 months that he has the dedication, perception and gift of speech that the angling public needs in a representative.


Secretary of Commerce Don Evans announced this week that Bogan, who is also a Recreational Fishing Alliance member, will begin his term Aug. 11.


Bogan's name had been advanced by the recreational sector months ago, but he was not the only one on the short list of prospects, and at least one had strong ties to the commercial sector, already strongly represented on the council.


James A. Donofrio, executive director of the Recreational Fishing Alliance, was pleased with the appointment.


Donofrio learned Wednesday that Darrell Ticehurst of Hillsborough, Calif., and Dr. Gene Kray, West Chester, Pa., both RFA members, had also been appointed to regional councils.


Kray will serve with Bogan on the Mid-Atlantic Council while Ticehurst will serve on the Pacific Fishery Management Council.


"We are really pleased that the secretary has appointed these three," Donofrio said. "They have each demonstrated that they can be strong advocates for the recreational fishing sector while being fair and doing what's right for our marine resources."


The councils were established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. They prepare fishery management plans for marine fish stocks in their respective geographical areas of responsibility.


The management plans are submitted for review to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service, and are ultimately approved by the Secretary of Commerce.


The three new council members were selected by the secretary from a list of nominees submitted by the governor. The choices are made for each appointed obligatory and at-large seat that has become open on the council due to an expiring term, a resignation or some other reason.


Seats that are regarded as obligatory are specific for each state while at-large seats are regional in scope.


The three new council members will serve on the council through Aug. 10, 2006 except for Kray who is taking over the responsibilities of the Pennsylvania councilman who resigned after serving a year. His term will end Aug. 10, 2005.


Tony Bogan, longtime member of the United Boatmen, has served as an officer in that organization, which represents over 120 party and charter boatmen and tackle stores from New York and New Jersey.


"I'm looking forward to working to preserve and maintain both our fisheries and the public's and industry's ability to utilize and enjoy those fisheries," he said.


Dr. Kray, an avid recreational saltwater fisherman since childhood, was dean of West Chester University and director of Exton Corporate Center from 1985 to 1995.


He is the volunteer state chairman of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the RFA and has served as legislative proxy on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.


I trust the good Dr. at least reads SOL.




[ 07-05-2003, 07:20 PM: Message edited by: HaysWalt ]

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