The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council provides the sanctuary superintendent with advice on a variety of identified priority issues for the sanctuary. The advisory council, through its members, serves as a liaison to the community regarding sanctuary issues and acts as a conduit, relaying the community’s interests, concerns, and management needs to the sanctuary. As a community-based body the advisory council members represent public interest groups, local industry, commercial and recreational user groups, academia, conservation groups, government agencies, and the general public. Members serve three-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms in one seat.
Read the Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter (9.2MB PDF).
The council amended their charter on August 23, 2012 to add a non-voting youth seat. Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter Amendment #1 (181KB PDF)
APPLY for the Sanctuary Advisory Council today! We are in the process of filling several vacant seats on our sanctuary advisory council: Conservation (Primary and Alternate), Maritime Activities- Commercial (Primary and Alternate), and Community At-Large San Francisco/San Mateo (Primary). Beginning immediately, we will accept applications and nominations for council membership.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 31, 2015
Below are the desired qualifications for the open seats:
Maritime Activities- Commercial
Community At-Large San Francisco/San Mateo
If you have any questions concerning the council feel free to contact Leslie Abramson, Advisory Council Coordinator, at 415-561-6622 ext 306 or Leslie.Abramson@noaa.gov.