North Pacific Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Call for Nominations for Alaska Native Tribal Advisory Panel Seat

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Open for written comment until 11/17/2023 05:00 PM AKST
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Meeting Time: 08/14/2023 08:00 AM AKDT

The Council has established a designated Alaska Native Tribal seat on its Advisory Panel, in order to support engagement of Alaska Native Tribes and communities in the Council process, and to ensure that Tribal Perspectives are included and represented on its Advisory Panel. As a result of a resignation, the Council is resoliciting for nominations from Alaska Native Tribes and/or Tribal Consortia for the designated Alaska Native Tribal seat on its Advisory Panel. The new member will serve in the Alaska Native Tribal Seat for a three-year term beginning in 2024.

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 nominations and supporting materials should be submitted through this comment portal by November 17, 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. As with other Advisory Panel seats, the Council will consider applicants for this seat every three years, with three consecutive terms as the maximum.

A description of Advisory Panel membership criteria and duties are included in the Advisory Panel Handbook. The Council will consider applicants and the Council Chair will announce all the new Advisory Panel members, including the Alaska Native Tribal seat, at the conclusion of the December 2023 meeting. The term will begin in 2024 with the first meeting of the Advisory Panel, on February 6-9, 2024, in Seattle, WA.

Please attach your nomination letter, letter of interest, and any letters of support by clicking the "comment now" button. Note that submissions will be viewable to the public on the webpage.


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