Skip to content

Board: Pacific Salmon Commission – Northern Panel

Board identification number: 223

Department: FISH & GAME

Authority: PL 99-5; Federal board

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: None

Term: 4 years

Chair: Rotates annually between the U.S. and Canadian membership

Description: The U.S. Section of the Northern Panel is comprised of not more than six members and and six alternates. Membership reflects a range of governmental and fishing interests. Four members and four alternates, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce from recommendations made by the Governor of the State of Alaska, are public representatives with salmon fisheries experience. One member and one alternate are representatives of the State of Alaska with salmon fisheries management expertise who are appointed by the Governor. One member and one alternate are representatives of the federal government with fisheries management expertise and are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce.

Function: The panel provides technical and regulatory advice to the Pacific Salmon Commission. Each panel is assigned responsibility for salmon stocks originating in a specific geographic area. In cases where fisheries intercept stocks for which more than one panel is responsible, the appropriate panels meet jointly. The panels are involved with the negotiation and implementation of treaty provisions, and provide recommendations and comment on the management of the fisheries in their area of responsibility before and after each season’s harvest. This is done by reviewing technical data on annual fishing plans and regulations, and the salmon enhancement programs of each country.

Special facts: The United States of America and the Government of Canada entered into the Pacific Salmon Treaty in 1985. A subsequent Treaty Agreement was reached in 1999.

Compensation: Travel and per diem expenses. Non governmental Panel members receive salary for meeting days.

Meetings: Usually 2 bi-lateral meetings/year, 7-10 days each meeting; 2 – 3 local meetings, 2 -3 days each.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Dani Evenson
Fishery Scientist
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
Phone: 907-465-4115

Board Roster