Bruce Buckmaster is the former co-owner of Bio-Oregon. He has served on the Columbia River Sea Lion Task Force, the Oregon Hatchery Resource Center Advisory Board, and is past president of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Native Fish Policy Task Force.
Steve Fick is the owner of Fishhawk Fisheries of Astoria, Oregon, and Kenai, Alaska, processing salmon, Dungeness crab, groundfish, and shrimp. He is a member of the West Coast Seafood Processors and an advisor to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Irene Martin has been writing about the Columbia River fishery for more than three decades. An accomplished lecturer and freelance writer, she serves as chairwoman of SFA’s Economic Committee.
Alan Takalo has more than 40 years of experience as a commercial fisherman and is an officer in the Columbia River Fishermen’s Protective Union.
works as an office manger for a Northwest fishing business. Her goal is to educate the public about commercial fishing on the Lower Columbia and to assist fishermen in negotiating a fair share of the harvest.
Mike Wullger was born in Astoria and has been a commercial fisherman in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. His goal is to ensure the future of both sport and commercial fisheries.
John Grocott has been a fisherman since 1972 and has experience in the charter, crab, gillnet, and smelt industries in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
Kent Martin has fished the Columbia River since 1961 and Bristol Bay, Alaska, since 1970. He is committed to developing stable commercial fisheries that can sustain Lower Columbia and coastal communities.
Brian Tarabochia is an Astoria native who works as both a commercial fisherman and buyer.
Jim Wells currently serves as President of Salmon for All. He has 40 years of experience as a commercial fisherman and is committed to resolving differences between user groups in a way that will enhance the fishery for tribal, commercial and sport fishermen.