Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council
Natural Resources
Executive Order 2005/0008
12 times per year
3 years
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Wilson, Roger
801-538-4760


Bird, Darin G.


The Council shall have no more than 13 members, appointed by the Governor to a term of three years, and shall be comprised of

(a) two members representing organized cold-water fishing interests
(b) two members representing organized warm-water fishing interests
(c) one member representing the commercial fishing industry
(d) one member representing each of the five regions of the Division of Wildlife Resources
(e) three at-large members representing general fishing interests
(f) An ex-officio non-voting representative from the Division of Wildlife Resources shall serve as executive secretary to the Council.

Entire Executive Order:
WHEREAS, Utah is home to a wide array of pristine fisheries located throughout the State;
WHEREAS, these fisheries attract tourists from outside Utah as well as within;
WHEREAS, the resultant tourism dollars represent a significant factor in rural and urban economies;
WHEREAS, the states surrounding Utah are also home to a variety of pristine fisheries with which Utah competes to attract tourists;
WHEREAS, pristine fisheries contribute to our quality of life; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to enhance, protect and promote the fisheries of our State for economic as well as recreational benefit;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws and Constitution of the State of Utah, hereby order the following:

1. There is created the Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council.
2. The Council shall have no more than 13 members, appointed by the Governor to a term of three years, and shall be comprised of two members representing organized cold-water fishing interests, two members representing organized warm-water fishing interests, one member representing the commercial fishing industry, one member representing each of the five regions of the Division of Wildlife Resources, and three at-large members representing general fishing interests. An ex-officio non-voting representative from the Division.
3. The Council shall:
a. Identify fisheries throughout the State to be designated as 'Blue Ribbon Fisheries.'
b. Make recommendations as to the enhancement of the fishing ecosystems and aesthetic values of such 'Blue Ribbon Fisheries.'
c. Make recommendations as to the protection of 'Blue Ribbon Fisheries' through collaboration with government agencies and private groups.
d. Make recommendations as to the promotion of 'Blue Ribbon Fisheries' to attract tourists from within and outside the State.
4. The Council shall meet as often as necessary to perform its duties, and shall meet at least quarterly.
5. Council members shall serve without per diem or expenses.
6. A majority of the Council constitutes a quorum for meeting and voting purposes.




Positions
Board member Type Qualification Original Appointment Current Appointment Expiration
Carlson, Dustin P. Member (d) Northern Region Representative 9/1/2012 09/01/2015 9/1/2018
Davis, Kenneth Member (c) Commerical Fishing Representative 2/1/2009 04/01/2012 3/31/2015
Dibblee, Robert W. Member (a) Coldwater Representative 10/4/2011 04/01/2014 4/1/2017
Frey, Merritt K. Member (e) At-Large Representative 10/4/2011 10/04/2011 3/31/2014
Gilbert, Jon G. Member (d) Southeastern Region Rep. 9/1/2012 09/01/2012 8/31/2015
Hepworth, Dale K. Member (d) Southern Region Representative 2/1/2009 04/01/2012 3/31/2015
McNee, Brent L. Member (b) Warm-water Representative 10/1/2013 10/01/2016 10/1/2019
Moulton, Wade O. Member (d) Northeastern Region Representative 12/1/2014 12/01/2014 11/30/2017
Rasmussen, Lee C. Chair (e) At-Large Representative 2/1/2011 02/01/2014 1/31/2017
Richardson, Brock Member (d) Central Region Representative 2/1/2009 04/01/2012 3/31/2015
Schelble, Jr., Raymond R. Member (b) Warm-water Representative 10/4/2011 10/04/2011 9/30/2014
Schultz, John W. Member (e) At-Large Rep. 10/1/2013 10/01/2016 10/1/2019
Snider, Casey D. Member (a) Coldwater Representative 4/1/2013 04/01/2013 3/31/2014
Wilson, Roger Member (f) designee for Director of Wildlife Resources 1/1/2010 01/01/2010 N/A