GOA Groundfish Plan Team appointment
The Council appointed Andrew Olson to the GOA Groundfish Plan Team. Mr. Olson serves as the Southeast Regional Groundfish-Shellfish Coordinator for ADF&G. Mr. Olson is responsible for supervising all groundfish research in the Southeast Region and he has served as the principal investigator on Demersal Shelf Rockfish and Southeast sablefish stock assessment surveys.
Call for Council Committee Nominations
The Council is soliciting nominations for a partial coverage observer representative for the Partial Coverage Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (PCFMAC). The PCFMAC convenes industry members, agency representatives, and observer/EM coverage providers to advise the Council on issues related to partial coverage monitoring in the North Pacific halibut and groundfish fisheries. Please submit a letter of interest to Kate Haapala (email@example.com) by July 16, 2021, as the next PCFMAC meeting will be September 2021.
The Council is also soliciting nominations to fill a vacancy for an additional EM service provider for the Trawl Electronic Monitoring Committee. The Trawl EM Committee brings together industry members, agency representatives, and EM service providers to collaboratively design, test and develop electronic monitoring systems to suit the needs of the Alaska trawl catcher vessel fisheries. Please send a letter of interest to Anna Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 16, 2021.
NOAA Fisheries seeks nominations for Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
NOAA Fisheries is accepting nominations through July 29, 2021 to fill vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. MAFAC advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The Committee researches, evaluates, and provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and NOAA on the development and implementation of agency policies that address science and regulatory programs critical to the mission and goals of the NOAA Fisheries Service.
MAFAC members are highly qualified, diverse individuals with experience across the wide spectrum of fisheries, the seafood industry, marine resource management and conservation, and human dimensions associated with living marine resources. Members may be associated with tribes and indigenous peoples, environmental organizations, academia, consumer groups, and other marine life interest groups. A MAFAC member may not be a federal employee, member of a Regional Fishery Management Council, registered federal lobbyist, or state employee. Membership is voluntary, and except for reimbursable travel and related expenses, service is without pay.