Interim Advisory Panel appointment
Between the February and April Council meetings, the Council Chair appointed Marissa Wilson to the Advisory Panel, on an interim basis until the end of the calendar year, to fill the vacancy left by Jamie O’Connor’s resignation.
Call for Nominations
The Council is soliciting nominations for the reconstituted Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Terms of Reference for that Committee. The committee will continue to develop tools and recommendations to facilitate improved communication and engagement between rural communities and tribes for the Council, but not conduct community engagement itself, nor provide fishery management policy advice to the Council. Staff will contact all existing CEC members who are interested in continuing on, however the Council is also interested in expanding the CEC to solicit up to an additional two members representative of small communities off the road system. Interested members of the public should send a letter of interest to Kate Haapala (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 28, 2021. The timing of the first committee meeting is uncertain.
The Council is also accepting nominations for a pollock trawl CP representative on the Council’s Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (FMAC) (formerly the Observer Advisory Committee). The FMAC convenes industry members, agency representatives, observers, and observer/EM coverage providers to advise the Council on issues related to all types of monitoring in Alaskan fisheries. Please submit a letter of interest to Kate Haapala (email@example.com) by April 30, 2021, as the next FMAC meeting will take place virtually on May 17th.