To serve on a committee applicants must not have had a significant fisheries violation within the past three years.

MOREHEAD CITY | The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is accepting applications for fishermen and scientists interested in serving on various advisory boards.

Two regional advisory committee and three standing advisory committees — Finfish, Habitat and Water Quality, and the Shellfish/Crustacean committees — review matters referred to them by the commission and recommend management strategies. Committees may also bring issues pertaining to the region or subject matter to the commission’s attention.

The MFC chairman appoints members to the committees for three-year terms and several terms will expire in January.

To serve on a committee applicants must not have had a significant fisheries violation within the past three years.

Individuals interested in serving should be willing to attend meetings at least once every two months and actively participate in the committee process, which includes reviewing scientific documents and issue papers to make recommendations on management issues.

Advisors are reimbursed for travel and other expenses incurred in relation to their official duties.

Applications are available online or at Division of Marine Fisheries’ offices, or by calling 252-808-8022. They should be returned by Dec. 7 to the Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557. Attention: Nancy Fish.