Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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The Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC) consists of up to 18 members, including two ex-officio representatives and 16 alternate members. The members serve as representatives of the following national interest groups: state fish and wildlife agencies, saltwater and freshwater fishing organizations, recreational boating organizations, recreational fishing and boating industries, recreation fishery resources conservation organizations, tribal resource management organizations, aquatic resource outreach and education organizations, and the tourism industry.

New Member information

The SFBPC is a Federal Advisory Committee Act group and Secretary of the Interior appoints new members for two-year terms. Members represent specific types of national interest groups identified in the Council’s charter. Currently there are no vacancies. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will post a Federal Register notice seeking nominations for new appointments as vacancies become available or members’ terms expire. 

Members

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council Members 2019

Jeff (Jefferson) Angers
Center for Sportfishing Policy

Representing Interests of Saltwater and Freshwater Recreational Fishing Organizations
2 year Term 4/1/19 – 4/1/21

Janine Belleque
State Organization for Boating Access

Representing Interests of Recreational Boating Organizations
1 year term – 4/1/19 – 4/1/20

Douglass Boyd
Coastal Conservation Association

Representing interests of Saltwater and Freshwater Recreational Fishing Organizations
3 year term – 4/1/19 – 4/1/22


David Bulthuis
Costa Sunglasses

Representing Interests of Aquatic Resource Outreach & Education Organizations
1 year term – 4/1/19 – 4/1/20

Christopher (Chris) Edmonston
Boat U.S. Foundation

Representing Interests of Recreational Boating Organizations
3 year term – 4/1/19 – 4/1/22

Barb Gigar
Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA)

Representing Aquatic Resource Outreach and Education Organizations
1 year term – 4/1/19 – 4/1/20


Gene (Eugene) Gilliland
B.A.S.S. LLC

Representing Interests of Saltwater and Freshwater Recreational Fishing and Recreational Fishery Resources Conservation Organizations
2 year Term 4/1/19 – 4/1/21

Christopher Horton
Congressional Sportmen's Foundation

Representing Interests of Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing Organizations

3 year term – 4/1/19 – 4/1/22

Glenn Hughes
American Sportfishing Association

Representing Interests of the Recreational Fishing and Boating Industries

3 year term – 4/1/19 – 4/1/22


Betty Huskins
Southeast Tourism Policy Council

Representing Interests of the Tourism Industry

2 year Term 4/1/19 – 4/1/21

Scott Kovarovics
Izaak Walton League of America

Representing Interests of Recreational Fishery Resources Conservation Organizations
3 year term – 4/1/19 – 4/1/22

John Sprague
Marine Industries Association of Florida

Representing Interests of the Recreational Boating Industry
1 year term – 4/1/19 – 4/1/20


J.D. Strong
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Representing Interests of State Fish and Wildlife Resource Management Agencies
2 year Term 4/1/19 – 4/1/21

Eric (Phillip) Sutton
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Representing interests of State Fish and Wildlife Resource Management Agencies
2 year Term 4/1/19 – 4/1/21

T. Nicole Vasilaros, Esq.
National Marine Manufacturers Association

Representing Interests of Recreational Fishing and Boating Industries
2 year Term 4/1/19 – 4/1/21


Tribal representative - vacant


Margaret Everson (Ex officio)
Principal Deputy Director
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Ed Carter (Ex officio)
AFWA – Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency


Alternates

Ron Regan
AFWA - Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies


FWS Staff Support

Linda Friar
SFBPC Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Joe Starinchak
Logistics and Liaison Support
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Virginia Takang
Administrative Assistant
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service