By Dr. Pat Donnelly
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association February 1999 Newsletter)
I would like to take this time to thank all of the people who made my appointment to the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council a reality. Sen Ciesla and Sen. Bassano were able to move my nomination, and Gov. Whitman quickly moved to make it official. The staff at the Division of Marine Fisheries was very helpful throughout the process, and has continued to help in my transition. Finally, this would not have been possible without the work of Tom Fote, Frank Richetti, and Jim Donofrio. These men work tirelessly for the marine resource, and I thank them for their help.
I have enjoyed my involvement in fisheries management so far, and I hope that with your guidance I will be able to serve you well on the Council.