Governor Abbott Appoints Boyd To Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Douglass W. “Doug” Boyd to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission for a term set to expire on March 17, 2020. The purpose of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Compact and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission is to promote, through interstate cooperation, the better utilization of the fisheries, marine, shell and anadromous, of the seaboard of the Gulf of Mexico, by the development of a joint program for the promotion and protection of such fisheries and the prevention of the physical waste of the fisheries from any cause.
Douglass W. “Doug” Boyd of Boerne is the owner and president of Doug Boyd Builder a custom home building and historic renovation company. He is the vice president and board member of Coastal Conservation Association-Texas, board member of Coastal Conservation Association-National, and council member on the Sport Fishing Boating Partnership. He previously served on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council from 2010 to 2019. In addition, he is a member of Central Hill Country Board of Realtors and the St. Johns Lutheran Church. He served in the Texas Army National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard from 1969 to 1976, at which point he received an honorable discharge. Boyd received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from North Texas State University.