THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES WILLIAM MARTIN MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ATLANTIC TUNAS
The President today announced his intent to nominate William (Will) Martin as a Member (NOAA Representative) of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.
Will Martin is Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Interests, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Martin founded the Harwell, Martin law firm in 1975 and has been active in local, national and international issues. In 1990, he took a year's sabbatical and served as Director of Polar Programs for the Wilderness Society. Martin also served as environmental representative on the U.S. delegation to the Antarctic Treaty meetings in 1991. He is the former President of the Tennessee Environmental Action Fund and is a former Board Member of the Tennessee Environmental Action Fund and Tennessee Earth Day.
Mr. Martin was born October 16, 1943, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University.
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.