November 9, 2016
Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers
North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial
and recreational fishermen and scientists to advise it on various
Two regional advisory committees – Northern and Southern – and three
standing advisory committees – Finfish, Habitat and Water Quality, and
Shellfish/Crustacean – review matters referred to them by the
commission, such as draft fishery management plans, and recommend
management strategies. Committees may also bring issues pertaining to
their region or subject matter to the commission’s attention.
The Marine Fisheries Commission chairman appoints members to these
committees for three-year terms, and several terms will expire in
To be qualified to serve on a committee, applicants must not have had a
significant fisheries violation within the past three years.
Individuals interested in serving as an adviser should be willing to
attend meetings at least once every two months and actively participate
in the committee process, which includes reviewing scientific documents
and issuing papers to make recommendations on management
strategies. Advisers will be reimbursed for travel and other
expenses incurred in relation to their official duties.
Adviser applications are available online here
or at Division of Marine Fisheries’ offices or by calling 252-808-8022
or 800-682-2632. Applications should be returned by Dec. 7 to the
Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557,
Attention: Nancy Fish.