The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen and scientists to advise them on various fisheries issues.
Two regional advisory committees — Northern and Southern — and three standing advisory committees — Finfish, Habitat and Water Quality, and Shellfish/Crustacean — review matters referred to them by the commission and recommend management strategies.
Committees may also bring issues pertaining to their region or subject matter to the commission’s attention.
The Marine Fisheries Commission chairman appoints members for three-year terms, and several terms will expire in January.
Adviser applications are available online at portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/mfc-advisory-committees, at the Division of Marine Fisheries’ offices or by calling 252-808-8022 or 800-682-2632. Applications should be returned by Nov. 1.