John Sanchez, vice president and general manager of Blaylock Oil Company, has been nominated by Governor Rick Scott to fill a commercial seat on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Mr. Sanchez has been an avid recreational fisherman for over 33 years and previously served on the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council from 1997 to 2000. He has been the director of the Shell Key West Challenge Fishing Tournament since 1999 and was the executive director of Monroe County Commercial Fishermen from 1993-1998. He also serves as a member of Community Bank of Florida’s Executive Advisory Council.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional Fishery Management Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council prepares fishery management plans designed to manage fishery resources from where state waters end, out to the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico. For further information, visit www.gulfcouncil.org.