Office Of National Marine Sanctuaries Seeks Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Applicants

2015-08-17T16:05:49+00:00 August 17, 2015|
Islands within Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. (Credit: NOAA)

(Click to enlarge) Islands within Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. (Credit: NOAA)

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) is seeking applications for vacant seats for seven of its 13 national marine sanctuary advisory councils (advisory councils).

(From Federal Register) The following is a list of the vacant seats, including positions (i.e.,primary member or alternate), for each of the advisory councils currently seeking applications for members and alternates:

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Public At-large (alternate).

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Community-At-Large—Sonoma County (primary member); Community-A-Large—Sonoma County (alternate); Conservation (primary member); Conservation (alternate); Maritime Activities (primary member); and Maritime Activities (alternate).

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Conservation and Environment (primary member); Education and Outreach (primary member); Education and Outreach (alternate); Fishing—Commercial—Shell/Scale (primary member); Fishing—Commercial—Shell/Scale (alternate); Submerged and Cultural Resources (primary member); Submerged and Cultural Resources (alternate); Tourism—Upper Keys (primary member); and Tourism—Upper Keys (alternate).

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Charter/Commercial Fishing (primary member); Conservation (primary member); K-12 Education (primary member); Non-living Resources Research (primary member); and Sport fishing (primary member).

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Commercial/Recreational Fishing (primary member).

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: At-Large (alternate).

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Business/Industry (primary member); Mobile Gear Commercial Fishing (alternate); Recreational Fishing (alternate); Research (alternate); Whale Watch (alternate); Youth (alternate).

Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; views regarding the protection and management of marine or Great Lake resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members or alternates should expect to serve two- or three year terms, pursuant to the charter of the specific national marine sanctuary advisory council.

Read the full article here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/08/14/2015-19904/availability-of-seats-for-national-marine-sanctuary-advisory-councils