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The Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish was created in 1953 as the Council on Game and Fish. It serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The Council is established in state law at 29 Del. Code § 8006. It is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor, with each member serving a term of three years.
The Council considers matters relating to the protection, conservation and propagation of all forms of fish and protected wildlife of Delaware and such matters as may be referred to it by the Governor, the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control or the Director of DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The Council generally meets once each month. Meetings and agendas are posted on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar. Meeting minutes are posted on the Public Meeting Calendar once approved at a later Council meeting.
Edward A. Montague, Chair
Garrett L. Grier, Jr., Vice Chair
Raymond F. Burris
Steven M. Kendus
John Neal Dukes
Joe C. Johnson
Nathan R. Hudson
Dale R. Scuse
F. Thomas Unruh