THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Camp David, Maryland) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 12, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GUY R. McMINDS AS COMMISSIONER OF THE NORTH
PACIFIC ANADROMOUS FISH COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Guy R. McMinds as U.S. Commissioner of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.
Mr. Guy R. McMinds, of Taholah, Washington, is a member of the Quinault Indian Nation. He is an advisor to the Tribal President and a policy advisor for natural resources for the Quinault Nation. From 1974 to 1984, he served as Director of the Quinault Department of Natural Resources. In 1979, he was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce as the Commissioner of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, where he served and advised the Secretary on the management of all fisheries in the Fisheries Conservation and Management Zone. Mr. McMinds was a founding member of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Past Commissioner of the Pacific Salmon Commission, and a member of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee.
Mr. McMinds received a B.S. degree from the University of Washington.
The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission 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 areas of the North Pacific Ocean. The term 'anadromous' refers to fish that swim upstream to spawn and includes many species of salmon.