Request for Nominations for a Vacancy on the Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel Representing the Conservation Community

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking qualified candidates to consider for a vacant Conservation position on its Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS).  The successful candidate 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. Pacific Time, Monday, October 19, 2020.

The CPSAS is charged with advising the Council on issues associated with its Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan (FMP).  Their duties include offering advice to the Council on the assessments, specifications, and management measures pertaining to the FMP with particular regard to: a) the capacity and the extent to which the U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries will harvest the stocks managed under the FMPs, b) the effect of such management measures on local economies and social structures, c) potential conflicts among groups using a specific fishery resource, or d) enforcement problems peculiar to each fishery with emphasis on the expected need for enforcement resources.

The CPSAS consists of 10 subpanel members representing a coastwide geographic distribution of commercial, recreational, community, conservation, and public concerns and knowledge within the Council management area.  The Council is currently seeking nominees representing the conservation community with knowledge and expertise regarding coastal pelagic fishery issues.

Consult Council Operating Procedure 2 for additional information regarding CPSAS composition and function.

Meeting frequency, travel expenses and stipends

Typically, the CPSAS meets three times per year, generally in three- or four-day meetings in conjunction with the Council’s April, June, and November meetings.  Additional in-person meetings or webinars may be scheduled to discuss issues associated with the other two Council meetings, March, and September.  CPSAS members may also be asked to participate in methodology or assessment review meetings, as needed.

Advisory body members who are not Federal employees are reimbursed for travel, meal, and lodging expenses incurred while attending official meetings at the request of the Council as per the Council’s Travel Rules.  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.

Nomination procedures

To submit a nomination and supporting documents, please fill out the Council’s online Advisory Body Nomination Form.  The completed form will provide contact information and a summary of the nominee’s qualifications.  The form provides an opportunity to upload supporting documents such as a nomination letter, curriculum vitae, etc.

Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by other individuals or organizations.  The vacant position is for the remainder of the three-year term that began on January 1, 2019 and will end December 31, 2021.  The Council will review the nominations and may fill the position at the November 2020 Council meeting.  To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday, October 19, 2020.

For additional information on the CPSAS or the nomination process, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin or Mr. Mike Burner, Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, Oregon 97220-1384; telephone:  503-820-2280.