Posted: Dec 15, 2011 10:21 AM by Lauren Wilson/Release
Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.
The Wildlife and Fisheries Commission was created to protect, conserve, and replenish the natural resources and wildlife of the state, including all aquatic life. The commission has the authority to establish definite management programs and policies and to approve and accept all contracts at its discretion.
According to the statute, the commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor, and subject to Senate confirmation. Members include three residents of the coastal parishes of the state who are representatives of the commercial fishing and fur industries and four members from the state at-large.
Appointments to the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission:
Pat Manuel, of Eunice, is the President and Owner of Manco Vegetation Management and former President of X-Ray Inspection Inc. Manuel will be appointed to serve as a member from the state at-large, as required by statute.
Billy Broussard, of Pecan Island, is the Owner and Operator of Pecan Island Redfish Charters. Broussard will be reappointed to serve as a resident of the coastal parishes of the state who is a representative of the commercial fishing and fur industries, as required by statute.