The U.S.A.’s "ACAP Team" wins an award


The U.S.A.’s “ACAP Team” (see full list of names below) has received a 2008 NOAA General Counsel Award.  Each year, NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce) recognizes attorneys, support staff, line and staff office personnel, and other Federal Agency employees, for their exceptional performance and contributions (click here).


Two of the ACAP Team members, Nicole le Bouef and Kin Rivera, both of the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), have attended a number of ACAP meetings representing the United States and are thus well-known to delegates.  Nicole also worked as an intern at the ACAP Secretariat’s office in Hobart, Australia, during 2006, helping organize and run several ACAP meetings, including the Second Advisory Committee meeting in Brasilia, Brazil in June 2006 and the Second Session of the Meeting of the Parties in Christchurch, New Zealand in November, 2006.  In addition, Pamela Toschik of NOAA’s Office of International Affairs attended, along with Kim, the Fourth Meeting of the Advisory Committee, held in South Africa in August 2008.


Kim Rivera is the NMFS National Seabird Coordinator based in Alaska (click here).  Kim and Nicole both serve on the U.S. Interagency Seabird Working Group (ISWG).


The ACAP Secretariat would like to extend its congratulations to Kim and to Nicole, as well as to all the other members of the U.S. ACAP Team, for this well-deserved award, that comes as the U.S.A. works towards acceding to ACAP (see earlier news items).


The award-winning ACAP Team:


Derek Campbell, Stephanie Hunt, Nicole LeBoeuf, Stacey Nathanson, Peter Oppenheimer, Jennifer Lukens, Kim Rivera, Frank Sprtel and Pamela Toschik.


Posted by John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 1 April 2009


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