Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee

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					                                                                                                                  April 3, 2006
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                                                                                                                  Issue 7E
                                Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety
                                         Advisory Committee
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                     .    Commercial fishing is an important, di-                                            Mr. Gerald Dzugan
                     verse, national industry with large numbers of                                              (Chair)
                     vessels, high value products, and many people                                       Commercial Fishing Industry
                     employed. There are many kinds of fish, vessels,                                             Sitka, AK
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                     and fishing gear and techniques. The operating
                     environment is both dynamic and hostile. Eco-           Mr.Timothy Athens             Ms. Kathleen Meincke
                                                                          Commercial Fishing Industry          Public Member
                     nomics, social organization, and human behav-         Channel Islands Beach, CA            Lacey, WA
                     ioral factors are complex, and external factors
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                                                                           Mr. Thomas H. Dameron            Ms. Beverly R. Noll
                     influence how, when, and where fishing is con-             Public Member            Commercial Fishing Industry
                     ducted.                                                   Bridgeport, NJ                Crescent City, CA
                                                                            Ms. Barbara Despain             Ms. Kathy D. Ruhle
                        In that light, the Commercial Fishing Indus-      Commercial Fishing Industry    Commercial Fishing Industry
                     try Vessel Safety Advisory Committee                       Anchorage, AK                  Wanchese, NC
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                     (CFIVSAC) was established by the Commercial               Mr. R. Alan Davis           Mr. Leland Standford
                                                                               Education/Training         Equipment Manufacturer
                     Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988
                                                                                   Seattle, WA                Bedminster, NJ
                     (CFIVSA, P.L. 100-424) and pursuant to the            Mr. Robert C. Gallagher        Mr. Cuong Van Nguyen
                     Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5        Marine Insurance Underwriter   Commercial Fishing Industry
                     U.S.C. App. I (1976).                                     Brooklyn, NY                  New Orleans, LA
                                                                             Mr. Robert Jones              Mr.Jeffrey A. Weborg
                        The Committee provides insight on the com-        Commercial Fishing Industry    Commercial Fishing Industry
                     mercial fishing industry experience. In this ca-          Tallahassee, FL                Ellison Bay, WI
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                     pacity, members advise the Commandant of the             Mr. Dewayne Hollin           Mr. John A. Williams
                                                                                Public Member            Commercial Fishing Industry
                     United States Coast Guard and Congress on
                                                                             College Station, TX            New Port Richey, FL
                     matters relating to the safety of commercial           Mr. Rob Matthews, Jr.           Mr. John Womack
                     fishing industry vessels. The CFIVSAC offers         Commercial Fishing Industry         Naval Architect
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                     input on the operations, regulations and polices             Bluffton, SC                  Pittsville, MD
                     that affect fishermen’s lives at sea.
                                                                          individuals interact and support one another
                        The Committee consists of seventeen mem-          to shape safety recommendations and enhance
                     bers who have particular expertise, knowledge,
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                                                                          the commercial fishing industry experience; …
                     and experience regarding commercial fishing          surviving and getting to fish another day.
                     industry vessels. Notices of scheduled meetings
                                                                             Get involved and make your opinion
                     are published in the Federal Register and the
                                                                          known. The Committee is an important vehi-
                     meetings are open to the public. Members of
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                                                                          cle for Congress and the Coast Guard to un-
                     the public are permitted to appear before or file
                                                                          derstand the commercial fishing industry.
                     statements with the Committee.
                                                                              Reach out and seek a member of the Com-
                        Getting to know the committee members, in
                                                                          mercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory
                     particular those regionally closest and/or strate-
                                                                          Committee today.
                     gically located to specific communities, can be
                     of great benefit. Establishing a relationship with
                     members will assist in understanding how the                            www.FishSafe.info