SSC and Advisory Panel
As described here, the Council has moved up the timing for its AP/SSC nomination process, and will be accepting nominations for the SSC and AP from now through November 15, 2022. Details about how to apply will be distributed and posted on the Council website by the end of June. The Council also discussed including a Tribal representative seat on the Advisory Panel beginning this nomination cycle; the Council will finalize more specific language in October, so that interested persons may apply before the November 15th deadline.
Community Engagement Committee
The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) was formed by the Council in June 2018 to identify and recommend strategies for the Council to provide effective community engagement with rural and Alaska Native communities. All members of the existing committee have chosen to remain on the committee, with one exception. The Council would like to continue to fill that seat with someone from the Norton Sound/Bering Strait region if possible. The Council is also interested in adding two other members from communities engaged in federal fisheries in the Alaska Peninsula or Aleutian Islands regions, for a total of three new members. The nomination period to fill this vacancy will be open until July 30, 2022. New members are not expected to begin attending CEC meetings no sooner than Fall 2022. Please submit a letter of interest describing your experience, background, and where you live and fish to Kate Haapala (Council staff) by close of business on July 30 (email@example.com; 907-271-2809).
Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee
The Council is soliciting nominations for an active observer representative for the Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (FMAC). The FMAC convenes industry members, agency representatives, and observer providers to advise the Council on issues related to monitoring in the North Pacific halibut and groundfish fisheries. Please submit a letter of interest to Sara Cleaver (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 30.