Advisory Panel for the Pacific Hake/Whiting Treaty
Description and list of U.S. and Canadian members of the Pacific hake/whiting treaty's Advisory Panel.
The Advisory Panel comprises industry representatives, who review scientific advice, management of the fishery, and provide Total Allowable Catch advice to the Joint Management Committee. The U.S. and Canada each appoint at least six, but no more than 12 individuals to serve as members. Panel members must be knowledgeable or experienced in the harvesting, processing, marketing, management, conservation, or research of the Pacific whiting fisheries. The Advisory Panel meets annually, prior to the meeting of the Joint Management Committee, to:
- Establish its terms of reference
- Compile and provide, by Mar. 25 of each year, the names of three scientific experts as candidates for the Joint Technical Committee and the names of at least five scientific experts as candidates for the Scientific Review Group, for appointment in the following year
- Review the advice of the Scientific Review Group and Joint Technical Committee
- Review management of the two parties' fisheries during the previous year
- Make recommendations to the Joint Management Committee regarding the overall total allowable catch.
U.S. members of the advisory panel include:
- Joe Bersch, Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership
- Al Carter, Ocean Gold Seafoods
- Bob Dooley, United Catcher Boats
- Mike Hyde, American Seafoods
- Tom Libby, California Shellfish Co., Inc./Hallmark Fisheries/Point Adams Packing Company
- Sarah Nayani, Arctic Storm Management Group
- Michael Okoniewski, Pacific Coast Seafood
- Brent Paine, United Catcher Boats
- Dave Smith, Independent Fisherman
Canadian members of the advisory panel include:
- Kelly Andersen, Independent Seafood Canada Corporation.
- Mike Buston, Aqualine Seafoods
- Dave Dawson, Pacific Seafood.
- Brian Dickens, License HolderJoe Greene, Hake Consortium of British Columbia
- Shannon Mann, Mariner Seafoods International.
- Brian Mose, Deep Sea Trawlers Association
- George Mukai, Canadian Fishing Company