Pamala Patten, President
Pamela operates the Bradley Venture, a 39’11 longliner, and fishes snow crab and lobster, among other species. Patten, a mother of four, has been an enterprise owner for 11 years, and a fisher person for 22.
Bruce Layman, Secretary-Treasurer
Bruce is based in Carbonear, and is licensed to fish snow crab, and groundfish. He's also a seasoned sealer.
Preston Grandy, Captain Under 40' Fleet
Preston is owner-operator of Just the Beginning, a 39-footer based out of Garnish, Fortune Bay. Preston fishes lobster, snow crab, and groundfish.
Scott Spurvey, Captain Over 40' Fleet
Scott is based in Fox Harbour, and is owner-operator of the Valerie Lynn, a 44’11 vessel that fisheries crab and sea cucumber. His family’s connection to the fishery traces back to 1720.
Allister Russel, Area Rep 2J
Based in Mary's Harbour, Labrador, Allister is owner-operator of the Russell’s Legacy, an 88-foot vessel that fishes snow crab, northern shrimp, redfish and herring.
Paul Snook, Area Rep 3Ps
Paul Snook is a third-generation fisherman, and operates the My Maria in the Over 40’ Fleet out of Fortune. He fishes snow crab, lobster, scallops, groundfish, welk, and sea cucumber.
Bruce Short, Area Rep 3K
Bruce is a third-generation fisherman who fishes of Lushes Bight-Beaumont, and operates the JP Enterprises, a 39’11 vessel that fishes lobster cod, turbot, and squid.
SEA-NL has two vacant positions on the executive, including area reps for fishing zones 3L, and 4R/3Pn. Enterprise owner members interested in putting their names forward for the positions can email sea-nl.ca
Jason Sullivan is owner-operator of the Atlantic Outlaw, a 39-foot fishing vessel based out of Bay Bulls. Jason fishes snow crab, caplin, cod, and turbot.
EX-OFFICIO (NON-VOTING MEMBERS)
Mervin Wiseman is a well-known advocate for fishing vessel safety, and search and rescue in the province.
Terry Ryan and his son Josh of La Scie operate the Atlantic Bluefin Too, an inshore enterprise that fishes northern shrimp and turbot, among other species.
Lawyer Darren O'Keefe operates the St. John's law firm O'Keefe and Company. Darren started the firm after 15 years in leading management roles with two of Atlantic Canada's largest law firms.