Term(s): 2012-2015; 2009-2012
Phillips Seafood/Sapelo Sea Farms
1418 Sapelo Avenue, N.E.
Townsend, GA 31331
Currently owner of Phillips Seafood and Sapelo Sea Farms. Phillips Seafood packs fish and shrimp while Sapelo Sea Farms Harvests wild oysters and farmed clams.
An old wise shrimp captain once told me once "Don't stay on that shrimp boat! It will get in your blood and you never will be able to stop!" He was right. For over 35 years shrimping, fishing, running a dock or growing shellfish has been in my blood. You can't do this work and not care how things are done and how it effects people.
Fisheries Management Philosophy:
These fisheries, these resources, are public resources. They are to be protected and fished sustainably while also balancing economic and accessibility factors for recreation and commercial fishermen. As our stocks rebuild we must work with stakeholders on the vision of how we want our fisheries to look in the future.