Rep. Carson Appointed to Interstate Fisheries Commission

DOVER – Smyrna-area Rep. Bill Carson has been appointed to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to serve as Delaware’s legislative member of the group.

Created via an interstate compact and approved by Congress in 1942, the commission acknowledged the necessity of the states joining forces to manage their shared migratory fishery resources and affirmed the states’ commitment to cooperative stewardship in promoting and protecting Atlantic coastal fishery resources. The group consists of the 15 states along the Atlantic Ocean.

Each state is represented on the Commission by three Commissioners: the director of the state’s marine fisheries management agency, a state legislator, and an individual appointed by the state’s governor to represent stakeholder interests.

A member of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Carson’s legislative district includes coastal areas such as Leipsic, Little Creek, Port Mahon and Woodland Beach.