State seeks applicants for international salmon panel

May 1, 2012

By Staff

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks nominees to a panel responsible for advising state representatives about salmon.

The agency needs citizens for the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, the international body dedicated to protecting fish and wildlife on the high seas. Commission members include the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia and South Korea.

Members of the state advisory council must be Washington residents, and knowledgeable about salmon, steelhead and other species. Of the Washington representatives, at least one must represent commercial fishing interests and another must be affiliated with environmental concerns.

Heather Bartlett, hatcheries division manager, said the department is seeking qualified candidates to fill five positions on the advisory panel. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appoints the members.

Candidates should submit a resume, along with a statement of their fishery management philosophy and potential contributions to Ami Hollingsworth, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capital Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091. Applicants can also email materials to ami.hollingsworth@dfw.wa.gov or fax them to 360-902-2183. Nominations must be received by May 15.

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