Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

September 30, 2010 11:38 ET

Minister Shea Announces Appointment to the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2010) - The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced the appointment of Mr. David Tomasson as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation.

"I am pleased to welcome Mr. Tomasson to this position," said Minister Shea. "His extensive experience in fisheries and natural resources issues will allow him to offer strong leadership as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors."

The Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation is a Crown corporation established in 1969 under the Freshwater Fish Marketing Act to improve returns to freshwater commercial fishers in western Canada, while operating on a self-sustaining basis.

From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Tomasson was the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources with the Government of Manitoba. He worked for the Government of Manitoba for twenty-three years, and held Deputy Minister positions with various departments. He also works as a commercial fisherman, and is currently the chair of the Freshwater Harbour Authority Advisory Committee, which provides advice to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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