NOAA Seeks Nominations to MAFAC Recreational Fisheries Working Group

In October of 2009, the Department of Commerce Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, or MAFAC, recommended the creation a new work group whose purpose is to assist MAFAC in the development of recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce on issues of importance to the marine recreational fishing community.

NOAA is now accepting nominations to this new Recreational Fisheries Working Group. Interested members of the recreational fishing community are encouraged to read the Federal Register notice for information on qualifications and application requirements. Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2010.

Questions regarding the working group should be directed to NOAA’s interim senior policy advisor for recreational fisheries, Gordon Colvin at

source: NOAA Fish News