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 one-, two-, or three-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 2020

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
3 year term – 1/14/2021 - 1/14/2024

Douglass Boyd - Vice Chair
Coastal Conservation Association

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


David Bulthuis
Pure Fishing

Representing Interests of Aquatic Resource Outreach & Education Organizations
1 year term – 1/14/2021 - 1/14/2024

Christopher (Chris) Edmonston - Chair
Boat U.S. Foundation

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

Daniel Ferris
Midwest Outdoors Ltd.

Representing Aquatic Resource Outreach and Education Organizations
3-year term 1/14/2021-1/14/2024


Barb Gigar
Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA)

Representing Aquatic Resource Outreach and Education Organizations
1 year term – 1/14/2021 - 1/14/2024

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 – 1/14/2021 - 1/14/2024

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



Martha Williams (Ex officio)
Principal Deputy Director, Exercing the Delegated Authority of the Director
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Sarah Parker Pauley (Ex officio)
AFWA – Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Secretary, Missouri Department of Conservation


Alternates

Ron Regan
AFWA - Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Michael Wichrowski
States Organization for Boating Access, Alternate for Janine Belleque


FWS Staff Support

David Miko
SFBPC Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Gwen Bausmith
Logistics and Liaison Support
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Teleah Sims
Administrative Assistant
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service