The BSAI Crab FMP established a Pacific Northwest Crab Industry Advisory Committee (PNCIAC) for provide the Alaska Board of Fisheries advice on preseason and in-season management measures for BSAI King and Tanner crab fisheries. The PNCIAC thus provides non-residents of Alaska input to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, and serves the same consultative role as existing Alaska Fish and Game Advisory Committees. The PNCIAC is also authorized to provide the Council with advice on crab management. Members are appointed by the Council and serve for 2-year terms.
Current members (4/17): Lance Farr (Chair), Dean Fasnacht, Tyson Fick, Secretary (non-voting), Erling Jacobsen, Kevin Kaldestad, Steve Minor, Stefanie Moreland, Gary Painter, Brett Reasoner, Dale Schwarzmiller, Gary Stewart, Tom Suryan, and Elizabeth Wiley. Staff contact is Sarah Marrinan, 907-271-2814.
The Council is seeking nominations to the PNCIAC. Nominations close December 1, 2018. For more information visit here.
Items of Interest
- Letter to Alaska Board of Fisheries Supporting Emergency Petition by Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, 9/12/16
- Letter to Alaska Board of Fisheries Supporting Bairdi Emergency, 1/8/17
- Letter to Alaska Board of Fisheries Recommending Bairdi Harvest Strategies, 5/10/17