THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STEVEN PENNOYER AS MEMBER OF THE NORTH PACIFIC
ANADROMOUS FISH COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced his intent to re-appoint Steven Pennoyer as a member of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.
Mr. Steven Pennoyer, of Juneau, Alaska has served as the Federal Representative to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission since 1996. He is the Regional Administrator in Alaska for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), where he has served for the last ten years. Mr. Pennoyer previously has served as a Fisheries Management Biologist, a Fisheries Research Supervisor, a Chief Research Scientist, a Director of Commercial Fisheries and a Deputy Commissioner for the State of Alaska.
Mr. Pennoyer received a B.A. in Wildlife Conservation from the University of California at Berkeley in 1958.
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. 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.