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Council on Shell Fisheries


The Council on Shell Fisheries was created in 1953 and is comprised of seven members, with each member serving a term of  three years. The Council members shall be appointed by the Governor and shall be composed of the following members: one commercial lobster or conch fisherman, one commercial crabber, one commercial oysterman, one commercial clammer, one person knowledgable in marine fisheries, one person representing recreational shell fishing, and the Chairperson shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of Fish & Wildlife and shall consider matters relating to the control and direction of the shellfish industry and the protection, conservation and propagation of shellfish of this State and such matters as may be referred to it by the Governor, Secretary of the Department or the Director of Fish & Wildlife.

Council Members:

Leonard Voss, Jr., Chair

Steven Copp

Edward A. Hale, Jr., Ph.D.

Jordan J. Giuttari

Desmond M. Kahn, Ph.D.

Paul Satterfield


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