Deadline to Apply for Stellwagen Bank Advisory Council Seats is Today

A humpback whale breaches on Stellwagen Bank about 25 miles east of Boston, Monday, Aug. 22, 2005. The area around Stellwagen Bank is designated as a national marine sanctuary. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A humpback whale breaches on Stellwagen Bank about 25 miles east of Boston, Monday, Aug. 22, 2005. The area around Stellwagen Bank is designated as a national marine sanctuary. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary has four open primary seats and three alternate seats on its Advisory Council and the deadline to apply is today.

The council advises the sanctuary superintendent and ensures public participation in its management. Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in field of the seat they are applying for.

The open seats primary seats are in conservation, marine transportation, mobile gear commercial fishing and recreational fishing. The alternate seats available are in business/industry, education and marine transportation.

More information and applications can be found at stellwagen.noaa.gov or by contacting Elizabeth Stokes by phone at 781-545-8026 extension 201 or by email at [email protected].