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Shipp tapped for Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council

WASHINGTON, D. C. --  U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced today that Dr. Robert Shipp has been named to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

Senator Shelby made the following
statement about Dr. Shipp’s appointment:

“I am pleased that Secretary
of Commerce Carlos
Gutierrez has selected Dr.
Bob Shipp as a member of
the Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council. Dr.
Shipp is uniquely qualified
and a widely published
scientist with more than
thirty years of experience in marine fisheries management.  He is well-respected and has a strong relationship with both recreational and commercial fishing groups.”

“Dr. Shipp’s appointment will provide the State of Alabama with a strong voice on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and I am confident that he will be a true asset to the Council,” Shelby concluded.

Alabama has the second largest charter fleet in the United States, and Bayou La Batre, AL is one of the top ten seafood ports in the U.S.

In addition, Shipp is currently the Chairman of the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama.
Dr. Bob Shipp