Council and Advisory Bodies: Advisory Body Vacancies

Vacancies for advisory bodies will be posted to this page, announced to our e-mail notification list, Facebook wall, and Twitter feed, as they become available.

Request for Advisory Body Nominations for the 2019-2021 Term

The three-year terms of all advisory subpanel members, eight at-large members of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), and five non-agency members and the tribal members of the Habitat Committee expire on December 31, 2018.  Therefore, the Council seeks qualified candidates to serve on its advisory subpanels and committees regarding West Coast marine fishing and habitat issues for the 2019-2021 term.  To ensure consideration, The deadline for nominations has been extended.  To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 

Nominations may be sent by mail or emailed to, but must include a completed Pacific Council Advisory Body Nomination Form (see below).  The completed form will provide contact information and a brief summary of the nominee’s qualifications for a particular position, including the type and length of relevant experience.

Nominees to any SSC position must also submit a Statement of Financial Interests (NOAA Form 88-195) to be considered for appointment.  Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by other individuals or organizations.

All advisory bodies:  Current members may be reappointed, but must be renominated.  Individuals may apply for more than one advisory body seat.  All positions are for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2021.  Appointments will be made at the November 1-8, 2018 Council meeting in San Diego, California.

Forms and Council Announcement (PDF)

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.