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Nominations Sought for Open Positions on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

Nominations accepted through July 7, 2014

The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) advises the Secretary of
Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of
Commerce. The Committee draws on its members’ expertise and other sources to evaluate and make
recommendations to the Secretary and NOAA on the development and implementation of Department
regulations, policies, and programs critical to the mission and goals of the National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS)

MAFAC members represent a wide spectrum of fisheries, protected resources, and marine habitat
interests; environmental, academic, tribal, consumer, and other related national interests. Nominees
should possess demonstrable expertise in a field related to the management of living marine resources
and be able to fulfill the time commitments required for two annual meetings and between-meeting
subcommittee work. Individuals serve for a term of three years for no more than two consecutive terms,
The committee functions solely as an advisory body (complying fully with the Federal Advisory
Committee Act) who reports to the Secretary.

Full nomination instructions and guidelines are detailed in the Federal Register notice.

For more information please contact: Executive Director, MAFAC.