The Council on Recreational Fishing Funding was created in 2007 and serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of Fish and Wildlife. It considers matters relating to funding fishery-related projects as well as fishery-related construction priorities for the expenditure of funds generated from the sale of recreational fishing licenses.
The Council is established in state law at 29 Del. Code § 8006a and is comprised of seven members, with each member serving a term of three years. The Council members are appointed by the Governor.
The council also has one member of the Delaware House of Representatives, one member of the State Senate, and one member from the Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Council meetings and agendas are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar. Meeting minutes are posted on the Public Meeting Calendar once approved at a later Council meeting.
Bernard L. Pankowski, Chair
David A. Russell, Vice Chair
Ralph William Baker
Eric B. Burnley, Sr.
Hon. Ronald Gray
Hon. Gerald Hocker
Loren C. Evans
Ronald L. Horton