The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently recruiting applicants for an Ad Hoc Red Snapper IFQ Advisory Panel. The panel will propose management measures to improve the performance of the red snapper IFQ program.
Anyone interested in serving on this temporary panel should send a letter of interest to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33607; faxed to: 813-348-1711; or e-mail to: AP-SSC.Applicant@gulfcouncil.org by August 19, 2013.
Advisory Panel members provide information and guidance to the Council on the development of federal fishery management plans. Panels are comprised of individuals who are engaged in the harvest of federally managed species, or who are knowledgeable and interested in the conservation and management of the fishery. Members include recreational and commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and processors, nongovernmental organizations, scientists, and concerned citizens.
Appointments are for two years and will be made during the August 26 – 30, 2013, Council meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Advisory Panel positions are unpaid, but travel expenses are reimbursed.
Depending upon the level of activity for a given fishery management plan, each panel or committee may meet from zero to 4 times per year.