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MAFMC Advisory Panel Applications Due April 20

By Press Release

DOVER, DEL. – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting applications from qualified individuals to serve on eight advisory panels. Advisory panels provide information and recommendations to the council during the development of fishery management plans, amendments, specifications, and management measures.
One of the chief responsibilities of advisory panels is the development of annual Fishery Performance Reports. These reports provide the council and SSC with information about the factors that influenced fishing effort and catch within each fishery during the previous year.
Advisory panels are composed of individuals with diverse experience and interest in Mid-Atlantic fisheries. Members include commercial fishermen, recreational anglers, for-hire operators, dealers, scientists, environmentalists, and other members of the interested public.
Most advisory panels meet one to two times per year. Members are compensated for travel and per diem expenses for all meetings. Individuals who are appointed to advisory panels serve for three-year terms. All current advisory panel members must reapply in order to be considered for reappointment.
The council is accepting applications for the following advisory panels:
• Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass
• Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish
• Surfclam and Ocean Quahog
• Tilefish
• Bluefish
• Ecosystem and Ocean Planning
• River Herring and Shad
• Dogfish (Jointly managed with New England Council)
How to Apply
Anyone interested in serving on an advisory panel may apply online or download an application at www.mafmc.org/forms/advisory-panel-application.
Completed applications must be received by April 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Mary Sabo at (302) 518-1143, msabo@mafmc.org.

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