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2023-2026 Council Advisory Panel Member Solicitation

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The Council invites you to apply for membership on one of its Advisory Panels!

Who is eligible to apply?

If you have an interest in keeping our fisheries sustainable, we want you to apply! However, you must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident and at least 18 years old. We are looking for folks that can represent the fishing community, have experience in fishing, fisheries science or management, and can provide both information to the community and advice to the Council. We seek individuals that represent different fishing sectors (commercial, non-commercial, subsistence, charter), fishing methods (longline, bottomfish, trolling, spearfishing, etc.), and interests of the fishing community (indigenous, seafood/marketing, fishing supply, conservation, etc.).

What does an AP member do?

An AP member is the bridge between the fishing community and the fishery managers and scientists. An AP member’s role is to listen and share the community’s sentiments about its environment, fishing resources, and challenges to fishing and then share that with the Council. The second part is to be willing to go back out to the community and share what you have learned and what the Council is doing.

What is my commitment?

The Council is looking for AP members that will commit to being a member for four years. The positions are voluntary and meetings times may vary. While AP members are not paid, they may be reimbursed for expenses related to their participation in meetings and receive a small stipend. AP members should be willing to meet regularly and attend at least four AP meetings per year.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming an AP member, applications are being accepted online at The Council must receive your completed application by August 19, 2022. If you need other arrangements, please call the Council office at (808) 522-8220 for assistance. The Council will select AP members in September and notify applicants by early October. If you have any questions, contact Zach Yamada at (808) 522-8227 or

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