October 25, 2011

Henderschedt Appointed to Fisheries Advisory Role

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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DURHAM, N.C. –John Henderschedt has been appointed to the Bering Sea Fisheries Advisory Body.

Henderschedt, who is the executive director of the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum, joined the group that includes representatives from the states of Washington and Alaska this month.

As one of the 12-members, Henderschedt will advise the State Department on fisheries issues with Russia. This includes, he said, “cooperative research and scientific exchanges, mutual efforts to prevent illegal and unregulated fishing operations in and adjacent to the two nations' exclusive economic zone and other fisheries issues of mutual concern.”

Henderschedt is based in Seattle, where he also sits on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, representing the State of Washington.

Earlier this year, he started as the first executive director of the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum. In this role, Henderschedt manages a program that provides professional development, continuing education and networking opportunities for members of the nation’s eight regional fishery management councils as well as experts in the fields of fisheries, science, policy and law.

The Fisheries Forum is a partnership among four of the nation’s leading academic and policy institutions: Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment, Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, the Center for Ocean Solutions and the Environmental Defense Fund