Council Seeks Applicants for Seats on Federal Fishery Advisory Panels

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July 18, 2006 CONTACT: Kim Iverson
Public Information Officer
(843) 571-4366

Council Seeks Applicants for Seats on Federal Fishery Advisory Panels

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is seeking applicants to serve on its advisory panels to provide information and guidance in the development and implementation of federal fishery management plans.  The Council has 15 separate advisory panels composed of individuals who are engaged in the harvest of, or are knowledgeable and interested in the conservation and management of the fishery or group of fishes to be managed.  Members include recreational and commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and processors, conservationists, scientists, and concerned citizens.

Advisory panel members are appointed by the Council and serve for a three-year period, based on the frequency of meetings.  As those appointments expire, members currently serving on the AP can reapply for their positions.  These seats also become open to new applicants. AP members generally meet no more than once or twice each year and are compensated for travel and per diem expenses for all meetings.  Applications are now being solicited for the following positions:

King and Spanish Mackerel AP 1 Georgia Recreational Seat
Law Enforcement AP 1 Open Seat
Shrimp AP 1 Open Seat
Snapper Grouper AP 1 North Carolina Charter/Headboat or Recreational Seat
1 Florida Commercial Seat
1 Wreckfish Sub-panel Open Seat

If you are interested in serving as a member on the Council's advisory panels, please submit an application to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407-4699. Download Application

Advisory panel members will be selected during the next meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, scheduled for September 18-22, 2006 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Applications must be received by August 23, 2006.  

 

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, one of eight regional councils, conserves and manages fish stocks from three to 200 miles offshore of North and South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida.

Council Seeks Applicants for Seats on Federal Fishery Advisory Panels