DEEP: Applications Sought for New England Fishery Management Council

Applications Sought

For New England Fishery Management Council

January 4, 2012

The State of Connecticut is seeking interested individuals for nomination to an open seat on the New England Fishery Management Council. Candidates "by reason of their occupation or other experience, scientific expertise, or training, must be knowledgeable regarding the conservation and management, or the commercial or recreational harvest, of the fishery resources of (New England)." There are two upcoming vacancies, one seat is obligated to the State of Connecticut, and one at-large seat is open to nominations from any New England state.

Connecticut’s obligatory seat is currently held by Sally McGee, who is completing her third consecutive term and is ineligible for renomination to a fourth consecutive term. The at-large seat is currently held by Glen A. Libby of Maine, who is completing his first term. Each term is for three years and there is a three term limit of continuous service.

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is one of eight regional councils that manage our nation’s marine fisheries seaward of state territorial waters. Responsibilities include the development of fishery management plans that are submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Secretary of Commerce for approval and implementation. NEFMC develops management plans for several species important to Connecticut, including winter flounder, sea scallops, monkfish, Atlantic herring and whiting.

Qualified individuals interested in being considered for nomination to the Council should provide a resume of their fisheries related experience to David Simpson at david.simpson@ct.gov by February 1, 2012. Nominees must complete a comprehensive application that will be provided by the CT DEP Marine Fisheries Division and that includes a philosophy statement, resume and a financial disclosure statement. For further information on the Council and the Council process, please visit www.nefmc.org.

For further information, contact the DEEP Marine Fisheries Division by email at dep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov, by mail at P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 or by telephone at 860.434.6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and service provider. In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, DEEP makes every effort to provide equally effective services for persons with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities who need this information in an alternative format, to allow them to benefit and/or participate in the agency’s programs and services, should call 860-424-3035 or e-mail the ADA Coordinator, at dep.aaoffice@ct.gov. Persons who are hearing impaired should call the State of Connecticut relay number 711.

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