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NORTH PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENTBoard: North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC)
Board identification number: 132
Authority: Federal law; see special facts
Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required
Term: 3 years
Description: There are eight Regional Fishery Management Councils: New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, North Pacific, and Western Pacific. Alaska is involved in the North Pacific region. The Governor of the State of Alaska makes nominations for 5 voting positions held by Alaskans; and the Governor of the State of Washington makes nominations for 2 voting positions held by Washingtonians. See membership list for further information.
Function: The council is responsible for managing federal fisheries inside the United States two hundred mile zone.
Chair: Council selects.
Special facts: Governors' nominations must be submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce by March 15 each year, and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce must announce each appointment by June 27. Each Governor submits three qualified individuals for each applicable vacancy, giving special attention to qualified women and minority candidates, representation by consumer advocates, conservation groups, as well as other appropriate interests. Nominees must be knowledgeable and experienced with regard to conservation and management, or the recreational or commercial harvest of the fishery resources of Alaska. Authority: Magnuson/Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 USC 1852 M-S Act 302).
Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem. Non-governmental members receive additional compensation.
Meetings: 5 council meetings per year (every other month for a week to 10 days), plus committee meetings.
For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
North Pacific Fishery Management Council
605 W. 4th, Suite 306
Anchorage, AK 99501-2252
Phone: (907) 271-2809, FAX: