Resource Policy Committee

RESOURCE POLICY COMMITTEE

The Resource Policy Committee helps the Society evaluate, develop, and maintain resource policies by assessing concerns of the membership, advising the AFS President and Executive Director about aquatic resource issues, producing or coordinating draft resource policy statements for Society approval, and reviewing approved policies to ensure usefulness.

It is composed of a Chair, Vice-Chair, and up to fifteen members, appointed for staggered 2-year terms. Membership is renewable for an additional two terms for a maximum total of six years. No more than eight members are replaced during any one calendar year. At least one member is from Canada or Mexico. The President-Elect is a voting member. The Editor of Fisheries, Executive Director, and Policy Director are nonvoting members.

2016-2017 Resource Policy Committee Members

Chair

Leanne H. Roulson

Fisheries Biologist/ Environmental Policy Specialist

Montana State University

Email: leanne.roulson@msu.montana.edu

 

Vice-Chair

Patrick D. Shirey

Principal, Ecology Policy, LLC, Pittsburgh

Email: patrickdshirey@gmail.com

 

Members

Standing members will be delegates appointed by unit presidents and represent the four AFS divisions and these 13 AFS sections:

  • Water Quality
  • Marine Fisheries
  • Socio-economics

 

  • Fish Habitat
  • Fisheries Management
  • Fisheries Administration
  • Bioengineering
  • Canadian Aquatic Resources
  • Fish Culture
  • Fish Health
  • Imperiled Aquatic Species
  • Introduced Fish

Another 5-10 at-large RPC members shall be selected by the chair from AFS members expressing interest. Membership should provide diversity across geography, technical field, and membership category (students, young professionals, regular members, retired, etc.). The AFS President-elect and Policy Director hold ex-officio seats on this committee. For 2016-2017, the at-large members may include some of the following members from 2015-2016:

Ingrid Biedron

Cornell University

Email: ib49@cornell.edu

 

Devin DeMario

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Email: ddemario@pa.gov

 

Jeff Hill

University of Florida

Email: jeffhill@ufl.edu

 

Jonathan Leiman

ENVIRON

Email: jleiman@environcorp.com

 

Joe Love

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Email: joseph.love@maryland.gov

 

Don MacDonald

Email: mesl@shaw.ca

 

Gary Matlock

NOAA

Email: gary.c.matlock@noaa.gov

 

George Neall III

Email: gltkjda@hotmail.com

 

Todd Sandell

Wild Fish Conservancy

Email: todd@wildfishconservancy.org

 

Jesse Trushenski

Southern Illinois University

Email: saluski@siu.edu

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT

 

Update

AFS Staff

 

Douglas Austen

Executive Director

 

Email: dausten@fisheries.org

 

Thomas Bigford

Policy Director