The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking qualified candidates to consider for several advisory body vacancies at its March 2020 meeting. Successful candidates will serve out the remainder of the 2019-2021 Council advisory body term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time, Monday, February 10, 2020.
See the following vacancy announcements for more information:
- Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel – One Washington Commercial Position
- Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel – One California Position and One Washington Position
- Groundfish Advisory Subpanel – One Open Access North of Cape of Mendocino Position
- Scientific and Statistical Committee – One At-Large Position
Advisory body members who are not Federal employees are reimbursed for travel, meal, and lodging expenses incurred while attending official meetings at the request of the Council as per the Council’s Travel Rules. Subject to appropriations, limited stipends may also be available to advisory body members who are not employees of a Federal, state, or tribal marine fishery management agency.
The Council is committed to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving nominations from a broad spectrum of people. Eligibility or selection for these positions will not be based on race, color, national origin, handicap, age, religion, or sexual orientation.
To submit a nomination, please fill out the Council’s online Advisory Body Nomination Form. The completed form will provide contact information and a brief summary of the nominee’s qualifications for a particular position, a curriculum vitae, and a Statement of Financial Interests. Nominees to any Scientific and Statistical Committee position must submit a curriculum vitae and a Statement of Financial Interests (NOAA Form 88-195) to be considered for appointment.
Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by other individuals or organizations. The vacant positions are for the remainder of the three-year term that began on January 1, 2019 and will end December 31, 2021. The Council will review the nominations and may fill the positions at the March 3-9, 2020 Council meeting in Rohnert Park, California. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time, Monday, February 10, 2020.