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Council Nominations & Appointments

In accordance with Section 302 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) is required to appoint the voting state specific, or obligatory, members and at-large members to the regional fishery management councils. On the Secretary’s behalf, the NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator for Fisheries solicits nominations from governors and facilitates the annual appointments process. The appointments process begins each year in mid-January with nominations due from governors by March 15.

In late June, the Secretary announces the appointee selections, and new council members take their seats on August 11. Terms expire each year on August 10 for approximately one-third of the 72 obligatory and at-large members.

The ideal council appointee candidate is knowledgeable in fishery conservation and management, or the commercial or recreational harvest of fishery resources through occupational experience, scientific expertise, or related training.
 


Recent Council Appointment Materials:

2015 NPFMC - WA Appointments
2014 NEFMC - At Large Appointments
  Appointments
2013 SAFMC - GA Appointments
  Appointments
2012 WPFMC - HI Appointments
  Appointments
  MAFMC - NC Appointments
2015 Nominations
NPFMC - WA Nominations
2014 NEFMC - At Large Nominations
Nominations
2013 SAFMC - GA Nominations
  WPFMC - AMS Nominations
  Nominations
2012 Nominations
  MAFMC - NC Nominations


Council Nomination Letters:


New England

2015 Letters New England Fishery Management Council
Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy March 11, 2015
Massachusetts - Gov. Charles D. Baker March 11, 2015
Maine - Gov. Paul LePage Undated
Rhode Island - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo March 13, 2015
2014 Letters  
Massachusetts - Gov. Deval Patrick March 10, 2014
Massachusetts - Gov. Deval Patrick December 4, 2014
Maine - Gov. Paul LePage March 15, 2014
New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan March 11, 2014
2013 Letters  
Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy March 8, 2013
Massachusetts - Gov. Deval L. Patrick March 15, 2013
New Hampshire - Gov. Margaret Wood Hassan March 11, 2013
Rhode Island - Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee March 8, 2013
2012 Letters  
Maine - Gov. Paul R. LePage March 15, 2012
Massachusetts - Gov. Deval L. Patrick March 15, 2012
Rhode Island - Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee
    - Addendum (3/30/12)
March 13, 2012
New Hampshire - Gov. John H. Lynch March 6, 2012
Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy March 12, 2012

Mid-Atlantic

2015 Letters Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
North Carolina - Gov. Patrick McCrory March 13, 2015
New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie March 12, 2015
New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo March 10, 2015
Virginia - Gov. Terrence R. McAuliffe March 11, 2015
2014 Letters  
Maryland - Gov. Martin O'Malley March 4, 2014
North Carolina - Gov. Patrick McCrory March 14, 2014
New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo March 13, 2014
Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Corbett March 13, 2014
New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie March 10, 2014
2013 Letters  
Delaware - Gov. Jack A. Markell March 14, 2013
Maryland - Gov. Martin O'Malley March 14, 2013
New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie March 13, 2013
Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Corbett March 12, 2013
Virginia - Gov. Robert F. McDonnell March 14, 2013
2012 Letters  
New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie March 14, 2012
New York - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo March 12, 2012
North Carolina - Gov. Beverly Eaves Perdue March 6, 2012
Virginia - Gov. Robert F. McDonnell April 4, 2012

South Atlantic

2015 Letters
Florida - Gov. Rick Scott March 11, 2015
Georgia - Gov. Nathan Deal March 10, 2015
North Carolina - Gov. Patrick McCrory March 13, 2015
2014 Letters  
Florida - Gov. Rick Scott March 14, 2014
South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley March 17, 2014
2013 Letters  
North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory April 8, 2013
South Carolina - Gov. Nikki R. Haley March 21, 2013
Georgia - Gov. Nathan Deal August 7, 2013
2012 Letters  
North Carolina - Gov. Beverly Eaves Perdue March 6, 2012
Georgia - Gov. Nathan Deal March 7, 2012
Florida - Gov. Rick Scott March 15, 2012

Caribbean

2015 Letters
Puerto Rico - Gov. Alejandro Garcia-Padilla March 6, 2015
U.S. Virgin Islands - Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp February 26, 2015
2014 Letters  
Puerto Rico - Gov. Alejandro Garcia-Padilla March 10, 2014
2013 Letters  
U.S. Virgin Islands - Gov. John P. de Jongh, Jr. March 30, 2013
2012 Letters  
Puerto Rico - Gov. Luis G Fortuno
    - Addendum (3/27/12)
March 12, 2012
U.S. Virgin Islands - Gov. John P. de Jongh, Jr. May 3, 2012

Gulf of Mexico

2015 Letters
Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley March 11, 2015
Florida - Gov. Rick Scott March 11, 2015
Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal
    - Addendum (3/30/15)
March 10, 2015
Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant March 10, 2015
Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott March 11, 2015
2014 Letters  
Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley March 7, 2014
Texas - Gov. Rick Perry March 13, 2014
Florida - Gov. Rick Scott March 14, 2014
2013 Letters  
Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley March 11, 2013
Florida - Gov. Rick Scott March 14, 2013
Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant
    - Addendum (3/26/13)
    - Update (4/12/13)
March 14, 2013
Texas - Gov. Rick Perry March 12, 2013
2012 Letters  
Texas - Gov. Rick Perry March 14, 2012
Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal March 2, 2012
Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant Undated
Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley Undated
Florida - Gov. Rick Scott March 15, 2012
Florida - Gov. Rick Scott March 20, 2012

Pacific

2015 Letters
California - Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. March 10, 2015
Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown February 26, 2015
Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee  March 10, 2015
2015 Tribal Government Letters  
Hoopa Valley Tribe - Vice Chairwoman Wendy George March 12, 2015
Muckleshoot Tribe - Chairwoman Virginia Cross Undated
Nez Perce Tribe - Chairman Silas C. Whitman March 13, 2015
Quileute Tribe- Chairman Charles Woodruff March 12, 2015
Quinault Tribe - President Fawn R. Sharp. March 13, 2015
Upper Skagit - Chair USIT Jennifer Washington March 11, 2015
Warm Springs Tribe - Chairman Eugene Greene, Jr. March 2, 2015
Yurok Tribe - Chairman Thomas O'rourke March 12, 2015
2014 Letters  
Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee  March 10, 2014
Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber March 6, 2014
2013 Letters  
California - Gov. Edmund G.Brown Jr March 20, 2013
Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter
    - Addendum (3/19/13)
March 14, 2013
2012 Letters  
California - Gov. Edmund G.Brown Jr March 14, 2012
California - Gov. Edmund G.Brown Jr March 21, 2012
Washington - Gov. Christine O. Gregoire February 23, 2012
Washington MakahTribe - Chairman Micah McCarty March 15, 2012
Oregon - Gov. John A. Kitzhaber, MD March 8, 2012
Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter February 2, 2012

North Pacific

2015 Letters
Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker March 13, 2015
Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee March 10, 2015
2014 Letters  
Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell March 11, 2014
Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee February 26, 2014
2013 Letters  
Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell March 14, 2013
2012 Letters  
Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell March 13, 2012
Washington - Gov. Christine O. Gregoire March 14, 2012

Western Pacific

2015 Letters
Guam - Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo March 9, 2015
Hawaii - Gov. David Y. Ige March 9, 2015
2014 Letters  
CNMI - Gov. Eloy Inos March 15, 2014
American Samoa - Gov. Lolo Moliga March 11, 2014
Hawaii - Gov. Neil Abercrombie March 7, 2014
2013 Letters  
American Samoa - Gov. Lolo L. Moliga March 15, 2013
Hawaii - Gov. Neil Abercrombie March 8, 2013
2012 Letters  
Hawaii - Gov. Neil Abercrombie March 9, 2012
American Samoa - Gov. Togiola T.A. Tulafono March 15, 2012
Guam - Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo March 15, 2012