Accomplishments

  • Conceived of and implemented the California Commercial Salmon Stamp program
  • Successfully lobbied for Magnuson Stevens Act reform in 1996 and 2006, focusing on improving fishing community sustainability
  • Lobbied for and assisted in dispersal of federal salmon disaster relief in 2008 and 2009
  • Defeated a proposal to designate National Marine Monuments on fishing grounds already sustainably regulated under the Magnuson Stevens Act