THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Houston, Texas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release January 9, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANDREW P. SCALZI AS U.S. COMMISSIONER TO THE INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC HALIBUT COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Andrew P. Scalzi as U.S Commissioner to the International Pacific Halibut Commission.
Andrew P. Scalzi, of Homer, Alaska, has been a fisherman in Alaska since 1975. He was appointed to the Alaska Coastal Policy Council in 1993. Mr. Scalzi is a member of the North Pacific Fisheries Association, the IFQ Implementation Team, and the United Fishermen of Alaska. Mr. Scalzi attended two years of college and worked construction before moving to Alaska.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IHPC) conserves, manages, and rebuilds the halibut stocks in the Convention Area to those levels which would achieve and maintain the maximum sustainable yield from the fishery. Convention waters are defined as the waters off the west coasts of Canada and the United States, including the southern as well as the western coasts of Alaska, within the respective maritime areas in which either Party exercises exclusive fisheries jurisdiction.