THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FRANCES ANN ULMER A MEMBER OF THE NORTH PACIFIC
ANADROMOUS FISH COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Frances Ann Ulmer as a member of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.
Ms. Frances Ann Ulmer, of Alaska, is the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. Formerly, she was the Mayor of Juneau, Alaska; Chair of the U.S. Conference of Women Mayors; Member of the Executive Board of the Pacific North West Economic Region and Chair of the Alaska Coastal Policy Council. She has been serving as one of three U.S. members of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission since 1994. Ms. Ulmer is also currently a member of the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation, Alaska Community Service Commission, Areospace States Association, and the Alaska Volcano Research Center.
Ms. Ulmer received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and her J.D. with honors from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.
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 Pacifc Ocean. The term "anadromous" refers to fish which swim upstream to spawn and includes many species of salmon. The NPAFC will coordinate the collection and analysis of related scientific data and the high seas fishery enforcement activities by member countries.