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Office of Policy

Phone Number: 
301-427-8004

Whitney Anderson
Policy Analyst

Joshua Gange
Marine Habitat Resource Specialist

Jessica Kondel
Senior Policy Advisor

Heidi Lovett
Policy Analyst 

Jennifer Lukens
Director, Office of Policy

Jim McCallum
Policy Analyst

Heather Sagar
Senior Policy Advisory

 

 

Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

 

Next Meeting:  January 12, 2015

Future Meeting: April 28-30, 2015

 

 

 

NEWS

Secretary of Commerce Appoints Four New Committee Members to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

(October 20, 2014) Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has announced the appointment of four new advisors to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, bringing the group’s membership to the full complement of 21. The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, or MAFAC, advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce.

The new members are: 

  • Terri Lei Beideman of Forked River, New Jersey
  • Heather Brandon of Juneau, Alaska
  • Mike Okoniewski of Woodland, Washington
  • Peter Shelley of Marblehead, Massachusetts

Congratulations to our newly appointed nominees! To read more about our new members click here

 

Nomination period for two new Task Forces of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee closed on November 17, 2014.

(December 4, 2014)  The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) is reviewing nominations for two new task forces that are being established to support its advisory work for the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. One task force will focus on climate and marine resources issues and the other on aquaculture issues.

For more information on MAFAC Task Forces click here

Details on the potential work descriptions for the two new Task Forces can be found through these links:

Climate and Marine Resources Task Force 

Aquaculture Task Force

For more information please contact: Executive Director of MAFAC or 301-427-8034.

Full nomination instructions and guidelines are detailed in the Federal Register Notice

 


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.  MAFAC members  draw on their expertise and other appropriate sources, such as the National Marine Fisheries Service, to evaluate and recommend priorities and needed changes in national programs which includes the ongoing reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens, Endangered Species, and Marine Mammal Protection Acts. The members represent a wide spectrum of fisheries interests, environmental, academic, State, Tribal, consumer, and other related national interests.

The committee functions solely as an advisory body (complying fully with the Federal Advisory Committee Act) which reports to the Secretary. 

For more information contact:
Executive Director, MAFAC

 

NEWS Archive

 

November 2014 - Nominations sought for two new Task Forces of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. Applications accepted through November 17, 2014.

 

May 2014 - Nominations sought for open positions on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. Nominations accepted through July 7, 2014.

 

May 2014 - NOAA Announces 17 Appointments to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's Recreational Fisheries Working Group

 

March 2014 - MAFAC Seafood Certification Recommendations -Open for Public Comment

 

April 2013- New MAFAC Member from Hawaii Appointed

February 2013 - NOAA Announces 9 New Appointments to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's Recreational Fisheries Working Group     

January 2013 - MAFAC Seeking to Fill One Vacancy

August 2012 - Secretary of Commerce Appoints Two New Committee Members to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Reappoints Four Members

March 2012 - Secretary of Commerce Appoints 7 New Advisors to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

 

 

 

Meeting Summaries

October 2014
Silver Spring, Maryland

September 2014
Silver Spring, Maryland

June 2014
Silver Spring, Maryland

December 2013
Silver Spring, Maryland

May 2013
Washington, DC

January 2013
Teleconference

October 2012
Silver Spring, Maryland

August 2012
Teleconference

May 2012
Seattle, Washington

February 2012
Teleconference

October 2011
Washington, DC

June 2011
Teleconference

May 2011
Key West, Florida

March 2011
Teleconference

October 2010
Annapolis, Maryland

August 2010
Teleconference

June 2010
Juneau, Alaska

February 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii

November 2009
Silver Spring, Maryland

August 2009
Teleconference

May 2009
Monterey, California

November 2008 
New Orleans, Louisiana

July 2008 
New York, New York

December 2007
St. Pete Beach, Florida

June 2007
Washington, D.C.

July 2006
Seattle, Washington

February 2006
Dania Beach, Florida

June 2005
Washington, DC

January 2005
Honolulu, Hawaii

August 2004
Juneau, Alaska

December 2003
New York, New York

May 2003
San Diego, California

January 2003
Washington, D.C.

May 2002
Portland, Maine

November 2001
U.S. Virgin Islands

April 2001
Orange Beach, Alabama

November 2000
East Elmhurst, New York

April 2000
Charleston, South Carolina

October 1999
Washington, D.C

March 1999
La Jolla, California