Becoming a Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Member

The nomination process to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee is open to everyone. NOAA welcomes the contributions that you can bring from your unique experience and insights derived from your education, culture, ethnicity, gender, racial background and race, native- and tribal-based traditions, and experiences of those who are differently abled. Successful candidates are highly qualified, diverse individuals with experience in:

  • Commercial, recreational, aquaculture, and non-commercial fisheries and businesses
  • Seafood industry, including processing, marketing, restaurants, and related industries
  • Marine, ecosystems, or protected resources management and conservation
  • Human dimensions or social sciences associated with marine life and working waterfronts

For additional information on what to expect when serving as a MAFAC member, please see our Frequent Questions page