North Pacific Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Call for Nominations for Alaska Native Tribal Advisory Panel Seat

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Closed for written comment at 02/03/2023 05:00 PM AKST

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Meeting Time: 10/14/2022 08:00 AM AKDT

The Council has received consistent and increased engagement from Alaska Native Tribes and communities in its process and wants to ensure Tribal perspectives are included and represented on its Advisory Panel. The Council is accepting nominations from Alaska Native Tribes and/or Tribal Consortia for one designated Alaska Native Tribal seat on its Advisory Panel. The Council’s intent is to consider applicants for this seat every three years, with three terms as the maximum, like many other Advisory Panel seats. 

To be considered, a candidate must be nominated by a Tribe and/or Tribal Consortium. Candidates should also provide a letter of interest with a description of their background, as well as any additional letters of support. All materials should be submitted through this comment portal by February 3rd, 2023, at 5pm. There are no particular educational or professional requirements. However, experience in fisheries, commercial or subsistence, and training in a related western scientific field and/or being considered a Local Knowledge and Traditional Knowledge expert would be preferred.

Note that submissions will be viewable to the public on the webpage.


A description of Advisory Panel membership criteria and duties are included in the Advisory Panel Handbook. The Council will consider applicants and the Council Chairman will announce the new Advisory Panel member at the conclusion of the February 2023 meeting. The member’s first term will begin on April 4th, 2023 at the beginning of April Council meeting in Anchorage. The Advisory Panel member’s term will be prorated to end at the same time as other 3-year terms.

Please attach your nomination letter, letter of interest, and any letters of support by clicking the "comment now" button. 

Call for Nominations
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