CALL FOR NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED
In February 2018, the Council changed priorities for the EM Workgroup to reflect a new focus in developing EM use on trawl catcher vessels. The Council formed the EM Workgroup in February 2014 to create an ongoing forum for EM discussions (initially with a fixed gear focus), and to inform Council decisions and recommendations to NMFS on EM integration. To date, the EM Workgroup has helped Council and the agency to develop the EM program that has been implemented in fixed gear sectors. This February, the Council announced that it would reconstitute membership of the EM Workgroup to include representatives of trawl catcher vessels and EM providers in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska.
A nominations period for reconstituting membership to the EM Workgroup was open to the public until noon on March 30th. New membership was announced at the April Council meeting. The EM Workgroup’s next meeting is scheduled for May 15 in Seattle. Please contact Council staff Elizabeth Figus (firstname.lastname@example.org; 907-271-2801) for further information.