Nominations sought for Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

The council is a Federal Advisory Committee Act group that advises the secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on aquatic conservation endeavors benefiting recreational fishery resources and recreational boating.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Department of the Interior has issued a request for nominations for individuals to be considered for membership on the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.

The council functions solely as an advisory body on aquatic conservation endeavors benefiting recreational fishery resources and recreational boating.

Membership on the council is capped at 18 members, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior for a term not to exceed three years. Four current members’ terms expire April 1. Those members are eligible to be re-nominated and re-appointed.

Council members must be senior-level representatives of recreational fishing, boating and aquatic resource conservation organizations and must have the ability to represent their designated constituencies. Among others, council member responsibilities and duties include:

  • Providing advice to assist in the carrying out of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956
  • Monitoring, reviewing and evaluating specific federal activities affecting aquatic systems and the recreational fisheries they support
  • Recommending polices or programs to: increase public awareness and support for the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund; foster conservation and ethics in recreational fishing and boating; and simulate angler and boater participation in the conservation and restoration of aquatic resources through outreach and education.

Nominations should include a resume providing contact information and a description of qualifications.

Nominations can be submitted by email or mail. The deadline is March 6; email submissions must be dated March 6 and mailed submissions must be postmarked. Nomination letters should be addressed to Ms. Aurelia Skipwith, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Mailed nominations can be sent to Linda Friar, Designated Federal Officer; Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Mailstop 3C016A-FAC; Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 and email nominations can be sent to linda_friar@fws.gov.

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