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BERING SEA FISHERY ADVISORY BOARDBoard: Bering Sea Fishery Advisory Board
Board identification number: 130
Authority: PL 100-629
Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required
Prohibitions: The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 1 et seq.) shall not apply to this advisory body.
Term: No defined term
Description: The 12 member advisory body consists of: the Director of the Department of Fisheries of the State of Washington; the Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game of the State of Alaska; 5 members appointed by the Secretary of State from among persons nominated by the Governor of Alaska; and 5 members appointed by the Secretary of State from among persons nominated by the Governor of Washington. These members shall be appointed on the basis of their knowledge and experience in commercial harvesting, processing, or marketing of fishery resources.
Function: The advisory body on the fisheries of the North Pacific and the Bering Sea shall advise the United States representative to the International Consultative Committee created in accordance with Article XIV of the governing international fishery agreement entered into between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, as contained in the message to Congress from the President of the United States dated June 22, 1988.
Chair: No provision.
Special facts: The Governor of Alaska and the Governor of Washington shall each nominate 10 persons from whom the Secretary of State shall appoint.
Compensation: Members receive no compensation.
Meetings: 4-5 times per year.
For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Dept. of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25526 M/S 1100
Juneau, AK 99802-5526
Phone: (907) 465-4100, FAX: (907) 465-2332