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Seeking Commercial Fishing Representative for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Community Group

Provide input to the agencies on the management, proper care, and effective stewardship of the Monument from diverse stakeholder perspectives, and to provide a forum for discussion of issues of concern and possible solutions.

BAK_Acropora and Caranx lugubris_JM.jpg A school of black jacks swims through a field of branching Acropora corals at Baker Island.

We are pleased to announce that NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are seeking a volunteer to serve as the Commercial Fishing Representative for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM) Community Group.

The PRIMNM Community Group provides input to the agencies on the management, proper care, and effective stewardship of the Monument from various stakeholder perspectives. It also provides a forum to discuss issues of concern and possible solutions regarding PRIMNM management that may be included in a comprehensive Monument Management Plan that is under development.

Candidates will be selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the Commercial Fishing Seat (seat description below), community and professional affiliations, and dedication to the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members will be asked to serve a term of 3 years.

Please download the application, complete it, and forward it to the point of contact provided. Applications are due as soon as possible. This seat will remain open until filled.

Members will be required to participate in no more than two in-person meetings per year (lasting 1–-2 days) in Honolulu, HI, as well as occasional calls or webinars (no more than four per year) and up to weekly e-mail communications or readings.

Available Community Group Seats 

Commercial Fishing

Knowledge of commercial fishing and commercial fishing industry activities associated with the Pacific Remote Islands region; non-agency affiliation yet familiar with fisheries policies and fishing practices affecting marine national monuments; and ability and willingness to communicate with key stakeholders associated with fishing industries.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on September 20, 2021