The following members of the AP have been reappointed to a 3-year term: Ruth Christiansen, Jeff Kauffman, Patrick O’Donnell, John Scoblic, and Sinclair Wilt. Also, John Gruver has been reappointed for a 1-year term, and Victoria O’Connell Curran has been reappointed to complete the term of her seat, which expires at the end of 2020. Finally, Julie Kavanaugh and Heather Mann have been newly appointed to the AP for 3-year terms.
A complete listing of Advisory Panel members is posted on the Council website AP page.
All current members of the SSC have been reappointed, with the exception of Heather Renner who is stepping down. Dr. Curry Cunningham has been appointed to replace Dr. Terry Quinn.
A complete listing of SSC members is posted on the Council website SSC page.
The Council appointed Dr. Andrew Olson to serve on the Scallop Plan Team, as a replacement for Mr. Quinn Smith who has resigned from the Team. Mr. Olson is the Groundfish and Shellfish Program Coordinator for the Southeast Region, Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He currently provides oversight and evaluation of fisheries research and management activities within the Southeast and Yakutat management areas.
The Council Chair appointed Charlotte Levy to the Trawl Electronic Monitoring Committee.
The Council Chair also appointed the following members of the Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Taskforces as taskforce co-chairs:
- Bering Sea FEP Climate Change Action Module Taskforce: Dr. Diana Stram (Council staff) and Dr. Kirstin Holsman (AFSC staff) appointed as co-Chairs.
- Bering Sea FEP LK/TK/Subsistence Action Module Taskforce: Dr. Kate Haapala (Council staff) and Dr. Sarah Wise (AFSC staff) appointed as co-Chairs.