THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GUY R. MCMINDS AS THE U.S. COMMISSIONER
OF THE NORTH PACIFIC ANADROMOUS FISH COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Guy R. McMinds of Washington as the United States Commissioner of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.
Mr. McMinds is a member of the Quinault Indian Nation and has considerable knowledge and experience concerning the anadromous stocks and ecologically related species of the North Pacific Ocean. He is advisor to the President and a policy advisor for natural resource issues of the Quinault Nation. In 1970 Mr. McMinds was appointed Director of the Quinault Resources Development Project where he was involved in fisheries and forestry management. In 1979 he was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce as the Commissioner of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council where until 1985 he advised the Secretary of Commerce on the management of all fisheries in the Fisheries Conservation and Management Zone. Mr. McMinds was a founding member of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission from 1974 to 1986, was Commissioner of the Pacific Salmon Commission, and a member of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. He earned a B.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and worked on a post graduate project on the Upper Quinault River. Mr. McMinds is a U.S. Army veteran.
The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) is an international body composed of representatives from the United States, Canada, Japan and the Russian Federation. The Commission serves as a forum for promoting the conservation of anadromous stocks and related species, marine mammals and sea birds in the high seas area of the North Pacific Ocean.