NOAA Fisheries Seeking Nominations for Committee

HYANNIS – NOAA Fisheries is accepting nominations to fill vacant positions on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC).

The committee advises the Secretary of Commerce and NOAA on developing and implementing regulations, policies and programs critical to the mission and goals of the NOAA Fisheries Service.

Committee members represent commercial, recreational, subsistence, and aquaculture fisheries interests; tribes; seafood industry; protected resources and habitat interests; environmental organizations; academic institutions; consumer groups; and other living marine resource interest groups.

Nominees must demonstrate expertise in one of the aforementioned areas and be able to commit to a three-year term.

Membership is voluntary, and committee members cannot be Federal or State employees, a member of a Regional Fishery Management Council, or a registered Federal lobbyist.

For questions or more information, please contact Jennifer Lukens, Executive Director of MAFAC, Jennifer.lukens@noaa.gov, or Heidi Lovett, Heidi.lovett@noaa.gov.

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