At their February 2019 meeting, the Council received word of vacancies on the 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. There are currently two vacant seats on the FMAC, one for an industry representative of the pot CV fishery and one for an active observer. The Council Chair may, however, appoint two active observers to share the FMAC seat.
A nominations period to fill these vacancies is open until noon on March 29th. New membership will be announced at the April 2019 Council meeting, in Anchorage. New members are expected to begin attending FMAC meetings starting in May 2019, in Seattle. Please submit a letter of interest to Council staff member Elizabeth Figus (firstname.lastname@example.org; 907-271-2801).