The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking to fill a seat on the Pacific Fishery Management Council.
The department is accepting nominations through Feb. 8 and the three-year term begins Aug. 11. The council manages hundreds of species of fish including groundfish, sardines, tuna, sharks and swordfish off the Oregon, Washington state and California coasts.
It includes 14 voting members representing tribal and state fish and wildlife agencies, and private citizens knowledgeable about sport fishing, commercial fishing and marine conservation. Several advisory councils and council staff members also participate in the meetings.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife will send all nominations to the governor’s office, which will then forward the names of at least three candidates to the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Department of Commerce for consideration.
Anyone interested in being considered, or wishing to nominate someone, must contact Cyreis Schmitt at 541-867-4741 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Feb. 8.