The Secretary of Commerce recently announced the appointment of three members to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. The Council looks forward to welcoming the following appointees on August 11, 2019.

Mr. Troy B. Williamson will join the Council for his first term. He is an attorney from Corpus Christi, Texas and no stranger to fisheries management. He has served three terms on the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and currently serves on the Gulf Council’s Red Drum, Reef Fish, and Ad Hoc Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Advisory Panels. Williamson is also a member of the Executive Committee of Harte Research Institute, Center for Sportfish Science & Conservation at Texas A&M, and is an active member of Coastal Conservation Association.

Ms. Leann Bosarge of Mississippi is re-appointed for her third term on the Council. She served as Council Chair from 2016-2018 and currently serves as Chair of the Council’s Personnel and Shrimp Committees. Ms. Bosarge descends from a long line of shrimpers and fishermen. She is a member of the Southern Shrimp Alliance and currently helps manage her family’s fleet of shrimp vessels.

Dr. Thomas Frazer of Florida is re-appointed for his second term on the Council. He currently serves as the Council Chairman and also works as the Chief Science Officer for the State of Florida. Additionally, Dr. Frazer continues to serve as the Director of the University of Florida’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. Dr. Frazer has spent his career conducting research in both freshwater and marine ecosystems around the globe. He has focused on water quality, nutrient dynamics, fish populations, food web interactions, and ecological restoration.