Sullivan Congratulates Alaskan Chris Oliver on Appointment to Lead National Marine Fisheries Service

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee, congratulated Chris Oliver, an Alaskan who has served as the Executive Director of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council since 2000, on his appointment to serve as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Assistant Administrator for Fisheries.

“I can’t think of a more qualified or capable individual to manage America’s fisheries than Chris Oliver – the first Alaskan ever to permanently hold this important role,” said Senator Sullivan. “Chris garnered the resounding support of dozens of fishing organizations across America, including many in our state, based on his extensive experience overseeing the largest and the best-managed fisheries in the country. For so many Alaskans and their families, fishing is a way of life. They can rest assured that Alaska’s interests will be well-represented and the concerns and perspectives of commercial, charter, and recreational fishermen alike will be valued at NMFS as we work to protect Alaska’s marine ecosystems and sustainably manage our fisheries for abundance.”

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