THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMIE RAPPAPORT CLARK AS COMMISSIONER OF THE GREAT LAKES FISHERIES COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Jamie Rappaport Clark to serve as a Commissioner, U.S. Government Representative, of the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission.
Ms. Jamie Rappaport Clark, of Leesburg, Virginia, is currently the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Department of Interior. Prior to her confirmation, Ms. Clark served as the Assistant Director for Ecological Services of the Fish and Wildlife Service. Ms. Clark served at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over nine years as a Senior Staff Biologist in the Division of Endangered Species, as Deputy Assistant Regional Director for Endangered Species and Permits for the Southwest Region, and as Chief of the Division of Endangered Species. From 1988 to 1989, Ms. Clark was the Fish and Wildlife Administrator for the Department of the Army and from 1983 to 1988, she served as Natural/Cultural Resources Program Manager for the National Guard Bureau.
Ms. Clark received her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Towson State University and an M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maryland.
The United States and Canada ratified the 1955 Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries in response to the devastation of The Great Lakes' lake trout and salmon populations by sea lamprey. The Convention established the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission in 1956 to administer a sea lamprey control program for the Great Lakes. The Commission researches and implements measures to control the sea lamprey population and works with the States and Canadian Provinces of the Great Lakes region to ensure that the Lakes are amply stocked with lake trout and salmon.