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Published on February 22, 2024
TPWD's David Yoskowitz Appointed to National Sport Fishing and Boating CouncilSource: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Texas is casting a wider net in the fight for fishery conservation and boating pleasure. David Yoskowitz, Ph.D., the bigwig at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), has been hooked by the U.S. Secretaries of Interior and Commerce to sit on the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, according to an announcement on the TPWD website.

The council's role is to advise to lend their expertise to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on initiatives designed to boost fishery resources and promote recreational boating. It's a think tank for conservation and leisure, pulling together pros from wildlife management, the fishing and boating industries, and outreach programs.

Yoskowitz's resume includes a stint as the chief economist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a seat on the National Research Council Committee, digging into the fallout from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He also champions Indifly, an outfit that uses fishing to support indigenous communities worldwide, as reported by TPWD's release.

"I am honored to have been appointed to this committee that focuses not only on the core values of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department but conservation issues across the United States," said Yoskowitz.

Texas anglers and boating aficionados will be keeping a close watch, as Yoskowitz's new role promises to positively impact not just the State of Texas great outdoors but recreational hotspots all over the map. Dive deeper into the workings and members of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council on their webpage.

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