North Pacific science board seeks member

  • By Juneau Empire
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:29am
  • News

A board which advises the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on how to spend marine science research dollars is looking for a fishing industry representative to fill a vacant seat.

The North Pacific Research Board, whose mission is to build a “clear understanding of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, and Chukchi/Beaufort Seas,” is looking for a 20th member. The seat represents the interests of the fishing industry and becomes available on July 21, according to an NPRB release and the deadline to apply is April 6.

The board is looking for somebody with experience in commercial fishing, processing or marketing in commercial fisheries in Alaska. Experience serving on other fisheries boards is also considered.

The NPRB typically meets twice annually, once in spring and once in fall, and is comprised of 20 members. Nine are selected by the governors of Alaska, Washington and Oregon, 10 represent various fishing agencies and organizations and one is selected by the board.

Congress created the board in the late 1997 to recommend marine research activities to the Secretary of Commerce.

More information on how to apply can be found on nprb.org.

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