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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published June 23, 2010

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ON THE APPOINTMENT OF STEVE LINHARD OF ANNAPOLIS TO FEDERAL FISHERIES PANEL



ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 23, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement today on the appointment of Stephen E. Linhard to an at-large seat on Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council:

“I am very pleased that the U.S. Secretary of Commerce has selected Steve Linhard of Annapolis to represent Maryland as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and congratulate Steve on this well-deserved appointment.

“I nominated Steve with confidence, based upon his life-long experience and dedication to resource conservation as well as his passion, respect and support for Maryland’s diverse fishing communities. He brings to the table great integrity along with a strong commitment to stand for all fishing interests while balancing the need to foster robust fishing opportunities through sustainable, science-based fisheries management.”


The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is responsible for management of fisheries in federal waters which occur predominantly off the mid-Atlantic coast. States with voting representation on the Council include New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.