Council and Advisory Bodies: Advisory Body Vacancies

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Request for Nominations for Two At-Large Vacancies on the Scientific and Statistical Committee

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking qualified candidates to consider for two At-Large positions on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).  The successful candidates will serve out the remainder of the 2019-2021 Council advisory body term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019.

The Council relies on its SSC for independent, objective advice and analysis about verifiable scientific evidence and theoretical methodologies regarding west coast fishery management approaches and practices.  The successful candidate should have knowledge of west coast fisheries and strong scientific expertise in statistics, biology, ecosystem dynamics, economics, fisheries management, population dynamics, fishery-related social science, or other related fields. At this time the Council is particularly, but not exclusively, interested in candidates experienced in the assessment of stocks in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan and candidates with expertise with stocks and fisheries under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species. Additional information on the nomination process and SSC duties is available in the Vacancy Announcement and the Council Operating Procedures.

Although agency personnel are eligible to serve in the At-Large positions, these positions are not intended to represent management entities or be formally associated with any particular state, tribal, or Federal entity.

Advisory body members who are not Federal employees are reimbursed for actual travel, meals, and lodging expenses up to specified limits incurred while attending official meetings at the request of the Council.  Subject to appropriations, limited stipends may also be available to advisory body members who are not employees of a Federal, state, or tribal marine fishery management agency.


To submit a nomination, please fill out the Council’s online Advisory Body Nomination Form.  The completed form will provide contact information, a brief summary of the nominee’s qualifications for a particular position, a curriculum vitae, and a Statement of Financial Interests.  Nominees to any SSC position must submit a Statement of Financial Interests (NOAA Form 88-195) to be considered for appointment.  Appointed SSC members must file an update with the NOAA Regional Administrator for the geographic area concerned within 30 days of the time any such financial interest is acquired or substantially changed.  All SSC members must file this form annually by February 1st of each year regardless of whether any information on the form has changed.

Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by other individuals or organizations.  The vacant positions are for the remainder of the three-year term beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2021.  The Council and the SSC will review the nominations and may fill one or both At-Large positions at the November 14-20, 2019 Council meeting in Costa Mesa, California.  To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, October 17, 2019.

For Further Information

For further information on the advisory bodies or the nomination process, please contact:

Mr. Mike Burner
Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, Oregon 97220-1384
Telephone: 503-820-2414 or toll free 866-806-7204

The Council is committed to the principle of diversity and is particularly 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.

Council Member Appointments

For information regarding the nominations to Council Member seats appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, please visit the NOAA Fisheries “Council Nominations and Appointments” webpage.