Summary: top fisheries lobbyist who was the West Coast regional director of the Recreational Fishing Alliance, a 90,000-member national group that boosts sportfishing across the country, who had been recently appointed to a federal fishery management panel on groundfish, including important species to the recreational nearshore fishery and was also instrumental in the appointment of Darrell Ticehurst to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) as part of the august body that sets most saltwater fishing regulations.
Cause of Death: Killed in a shark attack
Born: June 16, 1954
Died: August 15, 2004
Location: Mendocino, California