Mary’s Harbour fish harvester Alton Rumbolt joins provincial Fisheries Advisory Council
The Fisheries Advisory Council is welcoming its newest member, Alton Rumbolt of Mary’s Harbour.
On Oct. 23, the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources issued a press release announcing Rumbolt had joined the council. He participated in his inaugural meeting of the council on Oct. 19.
Rumbolt, an independent fish harvester from Mary’s Harbour, has held a number of positions on a local and regional level. He is currently the mayor of Mary’s Harbour, the chair of the Mary’s Harbour Fishermen’s Committee, chair of the Harbour Authority of Mary’s Harbour, an inshore council member for Labrador fishers with the Fish, Food and Allied Workers, and president of the Mary’s Harbour Lions Cub.
Rumbolt has also previously served as the vice-president of the Combined Councils of Labrador
“I am delighted to welcome Alton Rumbolt, to the Fisheries Advisory Council,” said Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources in the release. “Mr. Rumbolt brings a wealth of operational fishing industry expertise and community perspective to the Council from Labrador. I am confident he will be an integral member who will provide sound advice.”
Bill Wells, chair of the Fisheries Advisory Council said Rumbolt is a valued addition to the council and looks forward to working with him.
Alton Rumbolt, pictured standing alongside his boat the Beachside Cruiser, has been named to the Fisheries Advisory Council.