Paul Clampitt is the Snohomish MRC representative to the Commission and the current chair. Paul provides the Commission with detailed insight to the economic aspects of the fishing industry, specifically how to be environmentally conscious harvesting from the sea. A decorated fisherman, Paul owns the fishing vessel Augustine, has served on multiple government committees (the Advisory Panel to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council & the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce), and is the Vice President of the Fishing Vessel Owners Association. Paul earned his B.S. in Marine Resources from Western Washington University, a reflection of his interest in preserving and restoring the marine environment.