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Recreational Fisheries Working Group

Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

Next Meeting:

November 11-13,
New Orleans, LA

Members' Area

The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. MAFAC members will draw on their expertise and other appropriate sources, such as the National Marine Fisheries Service, to evaluate and recommend priorities and needed changes in national programs which includes the ongoing reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens, the Endangered Species and the Marine Mammal Protection Acts. The members represent a wide spectrum of fisheries interests, environmental, academic, state, tribal, consumer and other related national interests.

The committee functions solely as an advisory body (complying fully with the Federal Advisory Committee Act) who reports to the Secretary. The Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere is the designated chair of the Committee.

For more information contact:
Executive Director, MAFAC

** MAFAC Nominations NOTICE **


Meeting Summaries

July 2008
New York, New York

December 2007
St. Pete Beach, Florida

June 2007
Washington, D.C.

July 2006
Seattle, Washington

February 2006
Dania Beach, Florida

June 2005
Washington, DC

January 2005
Honolulu, Hawaii

August 2004
Juneau, Alaska

December 2003
New York, New York

May 2003
San Diego, California

January 2003
Washington, D.C.

May 2002
Portland, Maine

November 2001
U.S. Virgin Islands

April 2001
Orange Beach, Alabama

November 2000
East Elmhurst, New York

April 2000
Charleston, South Carolina

October 1999
Washington, D.C

March 1999
La Jolla, California


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