THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON REAPPOINTS RALPH G. HOARD TO THE INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC HALIBUT COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced his intent to reappoint Ralph G. Hoard of Washington as a member of the International Pacific Halibut Commission.
Mr. Hoard has served as an Alternate Commissioner with the International Pacific Halibut Commission since 1994. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Icicle Seafoods, Inc. Mr. Hoard is also former general manager of Seward Fisheries, and the former president of the Halibut Association of North America. Prior to this, he worked at the New England Fish Company as an industrial engineer, and later became vice president of frozen production. He earned his B.A. in Production Management from the University of Washington in 1966.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) was created by convention in 1937 to conserve, manage and rebuild the halibut stocks in the Pacific Northwest Area. The Commission is staffed through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.