The Council is accepting nominations for its Scientific and Statistical Committee, and its Advisory Panel.
SSC nominees should have areas of expertise in biology/stock assessment, marine mammals, statistics, fisheries/resource economics, sociology/anthropology, or other relevant disciplines and be federal employees, state employees, academicians, or independent experts not employed by advocacy or interest groups SSC members serve one-year terms but may be reappointed. The SSC advises the Council on all aspects of the decision-making process, including stock assessments and annual specifications, protected species interactions, and adequacy of analyses supporting various management actions.
The AP is composed of representatives of the fishing industry and others interested in the management of the North Pacific fisheries, and provides advice from those perspectives. AP members serve for three-year terms, and may be reappointed for up to two subsequent consecutive terms. Members of the panel are expected to attend up to five meetings, four to six days in length, each year. Nine seats are open for nomination; note that no seats on the Advisory Panel are designated to a particular stakeholder group or geographical area, and the Council encourages all interested stakeholders to apply. Five AP members are up for re-appointment: Shannon Carroll, Carina Nichols, Jeff Stephan, Matt Upton, and Ernie Weiss. Three AP members have terms expiring: John Crowley, Jerry Downing, and Chuck McCallum. There is also one seat for which there will be a one-year appointment, replacing Art Nelson who resigned mid-term.
The Council is also soliciting a community quota entity (CQE) representative to join the IFQ Committee. The intent is to have a CQE representative who is able to attend the next IFQ Committee meeting tentatively scheduled for February 5, 2018 in Seattle.
Please send letters of interest and/or nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations close December 1.