Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish

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 DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife.

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Danielle Patone
Recording Secretary

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 and Wildlife.

The Council generally meets once each month. Meetings of the Council 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.

Council Membership

Steven M Kendus, Chair
New Castle Co.

Linda Parkowski, Vice Chair
Kent Co.

Elio Battista, Jr
New Castle Co.

John Neal Dukes
New Castle Co.

Garret L Grier, Jr
Kent Co.

Nathan R Hudson
Sussex Co.

Joe C Johnson
Sussex Co.

Dale R Scuse
Kent Co.

Timothy C Mumford
Sussex Co.

To contact council members or to suggest meeting agenda items, please contact Danielle Patone, Recording Secretary, at 302-739-9912.