The Council is calling for nominations for special expertise on two of its Committees.
The Cook Inlet Salmon Committee does not currently include representation by the salmon processing sector, and the Council is announcing a call for nominations for a processor representative to the Committee. The Cook Inlet Salmon Committee was established to assist in the development of measures necessary to amend the Salmon FMP to include traditional net-fishing areas in the Federal waters of Cook Inlet into the FMP. The Council has tasked the Cook Inlet Salmon Committee primarily with review of issues related to management of the commercial drift gillnet salmon fishery, and so representatives from that sector currently comprise the Committee membership. If you are interested in joining the Cook Inlet Salmon Committee as a representative from the processing sector, please send a letter of interest to Jim Armstrong at the Council office by January 09, 2019, to allow appointments prior to a late January/early February Committee meeting.
The Council is seeking an additional representative from Area 2C to join the Charter Halibut Management Committee. The Council’s Charter Halibut Management Committee was established to develop recommended management alternatives for the charter halibut fishery in Areas 2C and 3A. Requested changes to management measures are suggested by the Committee in October of each year, then evaluated by ADF&G staff to estimate their impact on charter halibut catch. The Committee recommends management measures to the Council in December of each year. More information is available on the Council website. If you are interested in joining the Charter Halibut Management Committee, please send a letter of interest to Steve MacLean at the Council office by noon on February 1, 2019.