NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations by July 8 for non-government U.S. commissioners for eight regional fisheries management organizations, including the International Pacific Halibut Commission and North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission. Both are treaty-based entities that play a critical role in the global system of fisheries governance.
The commissioners participate in meetings and delegations to help develop and support the United States’ positions on conservation and management of shared living marine resources. NOAA officials have said they’re committed to increasing the diversity of stakeholder voices that represent the U.S. in its international fisheries engagements and promoting representation of underserved communities with a pool of potential candidates.
Up to two individuals who are not NOAA officials serve as U.S. commissioners to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Nomination packages for the positions should include details of the nominee’s knowledge and experience relative to Pacific halibut, as well as their current state of residence.
Up to two individuals who are not U.S. government officials also serve on the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission. Nominations for these positions should include details of the nominee’s knowledge and experience relative to anadromous stocks and ecologically related species of the North Pacific Ocean, as well as current state of residence.
For appointment to these posts, the nominees must reside in Alaska or Washington State. Nominations should be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional details on the nomination process and candidate qualifications are available via the Federal Register notice online at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/05/24/2022-11159/nominations-for-us-commissioners-to-regional-fisheries-management-organizations