As the president and CEO of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, Charles Clement brings quality healthcare to thousands of residents. As part of his commitment to a healthy and prosperous Alaska, Charles Clement is also a member of the Halibut Coalition.
The Halibut Coalition exists to preserve and protect the Pacific region’s halibut population. It encourages responsible fishing practices and seeks to promote fair distribution of this valuable resource across commercial and recreational users.
The organization is currently focusing on legal avenues to protect their interests. The Coalition has expressed concern about specific commercial quotas placed on the industry. The impacts of new quotas could have far reaching implications for fishermen and the industries and communities surrounding them.
Similarly, the Coalition is involved in ongoing debates with Congress and the Senate to further their efforts. Members enjoyed recent success with H.R. 1335 in the House, but this resolution may face a veto in the White House.