NH candidates sought for NE Fishery Management Council

DURHAM – The state of New Hampshire has been notified by the National Marine Fisheries Service of vacancies for New Hampshire’s obligatory seat and two at-large seats for the New England Fishery Management Council.

New Hampshire’s obligatory seat is held by Ellen Goethel, who is completing her first term as a council member.

Candidates should be individuals who, by reason of their occupational or other experience, scientific expertise or training, are knowledgeable regarding the conservation and management, or the commercial or recreational harvest, of the fishery resources in the coastal and ocean waters of New Hampshire and New England.

To help fill these vacancies, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Marine Fisheries Division will host a candidates interview night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Potential candidates must be prepared to present their qualifications at the session.

Interested candidates should contact Doug Grout, chief of Marine Fisheries for the Fish and Game Department, at 868-1095.

Candidates will be interviewed by the Advisory Committee on Marine Fisheries and representatives of the New Hampshire Commercial Fishermen Association and Coastal Conservation Association – New Hampshire.

The public is invited to attend the session and will be provided an opportunity to ask questions of any candidate.

For more information, visit www.nefmc.org.