THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES J. MICHAEL NUSSMAN U.S. COMMISSIONER, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ATLANTIC TUNAS The President today announced his intention to nominate J. Michael
Nussman as a Commissioner (Recreational Fishing Representative) of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.
Mr. Nussman is currently Vice-President of the American Sportfishing Association in Alexandria, Virginia. He represents the sport fishing industry in Washington, D.C. on numerous issues, including those involving fishery management, trade, and environmental regulation. In addition, he served on the Professional Staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation from 1985-87, and Staff Director of the National Ocean Policy Study from 1987-1992.
Michael Nussman was born April 15, 1954 in Salisbury, North Carolina. He received a bachelor of science degree from North Carolina State University in 1976, and earned M.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Nussman and his wife Margaret have two sons, William and Henry, and reside in Glenn Dale, Maryland.
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas was established in 1966 to coordinate international research on tuna and tuna-like species. The Commission also makes regulatory proposals to conserve the species in a manner which will allow a maximum sustainable catch.