Advisory body vacancies

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The Habitat Committee

The Council is requesting nominations for remaining vacancies for the 2022-2024 Advisory Body term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received via the Council’s online Advisory Body Nomination Form. no later than 5 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2022.

  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel – Sport Fisheries At-Large – 1 Position (WA, OR, or CA) preferably, but not exclusively, requesting nominees with knowledge of WA sport groundfish fisheries
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel – At-Large Processor – 1 Position
  • Habitat Committee – Northwest or Columbia River Tribal Representative– 1 Position
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel – Processor North of Cape Mendocino– 1 Position
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel – Idaho Sport Fisheries– 1 Position
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee – At-Large– 2 Positions, preferably, but not exclusively, requesting nominees with expertise in oceanography and/or social sciences. Nominations to the Scientific and Statistical Committee must include a curriculum vitae (CV) and a Statement of Financial Interests to be considered for appointment. Please download and complete NOAA Form 88-195 and submit it along with a CV via the online Advisory Body Nomination Form.

To submit a nomination and supporting documents, please fill out the Council’s online Advisory Body Nomination Form.

Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by other individuals or organizations. Individuals may apply for more than one advisory body seat, but please use a separate form for each nomination. Nomination materials submitted for the November 2021 Council meeting will not be considered. If you have been nominated in the past and wish to be considered in March, please complete a new form.

The Council is scheduled to review the nominations and fill positions during the March 2022 Council meeting.  Appointments will be effective through December 31, 2024.

A summary list of nominations will be included in the public briefing materials for the March 2022 Council meeting, but Nomination Forms, Statements of Financial Interest, or other submitted nomination materials will only be distributed to participants of the closed sessions of the SSC or the Council. Letters of support for nominees may be submitted with the nomination form or may also be submitted for the March 2022 Council Meeting via the Council’s Public Comment E-Portal which will open no later than early-February.

Consult the Council Operating Procedures for additional information regarding the objectives and duties, composition, membership, meetings, etc. of Council advisory bodies.

Advisory body members who are not Federal employees are reimbursed for travel, meal, and lodging expenses incurred while attending meetings at the request of the Council. Stipends may also be available to advisory body members who are not employees of a Federal, state, or tribal marine fishery management agency.

The Council is committed to the principle of diversity and is interested in receiving nominations from a broad spectrum of people.  Eligibility or selection for these positions will not be based on race, color, national origin, handicap, age, religion, or sexual orientation. For further information on the advisory bodies or the nomination process, please contact Mike Burner, Deputy Director (503-820-2414 or toll free 866-806-7204).

Council positions

For information on nominations to Council Member seats, please visit the NOAA Fisheries “Council Nominations and Appointments” page.