FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2024
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Arlington, VA – Tom Sadler, deputy director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, was appointed this week to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council. This council is an advisory body to the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce on conservation and restoration efforts that benefit recreational fishing and boating and encourages partnerships with industry, the public, and government to advance these efforts. Members are appointed by the Secretaries of Interior and Commerce for a two or three-year term.
Robert C. Vandermark, executive director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, released the following statement:
“All of us at the Network are delighted with Tom Sadler’s appointment to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council. Tom’s expertise in fisheries policy and communications will be of great benefit to the council, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Commerce. With his wide-ranging experience in the conservation field and recreational fishing industry, the council has gained an important voice, a trusted expert, and a tireless advocate.”
Tom Sadler, deputy director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, released the following statement:
“I’m thrilled to be appointed to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council and appreciate the opportunity the Secretaries have given me to advise them on recreational fishing and boating policies and activities. As a conservation advocate, fishing guide, and journalist, I have spent much of my career immersed in both challenges and opportunities in the aquatic resources arena. I am particularly interested in working with the Departments of Commerce and Interior to build climate resilience into recreational fisheries policy and programs, with an eye toward balancing use with stewardship on our public lands and waters, and fostering communications opportunities with the public, industry, and the media. I appreciate the trust and confidence the Secretaries have shown in me and look forward to working with their departments and the council.”
The Marine Fish Conservation Network is a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing associations, regional and national conservation groups, aquaria, and marine science organizations committed to sustaining fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and robust fishing communities.