The Task Force will be comprised of approximately 10 individuals who demonstrate subject matter expertise and experience in one or more relevant fields. These include:
- Sampling statistics.
- Survey methodologies.
- Citizen science.
- Fishery stock assessment science.
- Electronic monitoring or reporting.
- Fisheries management.
- Database development and/or management.
- Mobile technology applications (apps).
- Marine recreational fishing.
Not all Task Force members need be scientists or researchers. However, other members should have experience with issues related to the generation, delivery, and or use of opt-in electronic data, public attitudes about participating in such programs, or similar ecological self-reporting data systems from which parallels can be drawn. Additionally, at least one member of MAFAC will serve as a member of the Task Force.
All subject matter experts who meet the membership criteria outlined in the Federal Register Notice are invited to submit nomination materials. Self-nominations are acceptable. Membership is voluntary and, except for any potential reimbursable travel and related expenses, service is without pay. Further details are in the Federal Register Notice and are described in the Terms of Reference for the Task Force.
How to submit a nomination: Nominations should be addressed to Heidi Lovett and must be postmarked or have an email date stamp on or before January 21, 2020 (NOAA Fisheries Office of Policy, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information please contact: Assistant Executive Director, MAFAC or (301) 427-8034.