ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 23, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement today on the appointment of Stephen E. Linhard to an at-large seat on Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council:
“I am very pleased that the U.S. Secretary of Commerce has selected Steve Linhard of Annapolis to represent Maryland as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and congratulate Steve on this well-deserved appointment.
“I nominated Steve with confidence, based upon his life-long experience and dedication to resource conservation as well as his passion, respect and support for Maryland’s diverse fishing communities. He brings to the table great integrity along with a strong commitment to stand for all fishing interests while balancing the need to foster robust fishing opportunities through sustainable, science-based fisheries management.”
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is responsible for management of fisheries in federal waters which occur predominantly off the mid-Atlantic coast. States with voting representation on the Council include New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.