Sanctuary Advisory Council Recruitment

2016 Advisory Council Members

The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary seeks applicants for the Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC). The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent. The SAC holds quarterly meetings within the regions of San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, and Bodega Bay.

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve a three-year term.

The advisory council consists of 14 voting seats. The 10 voting non-governmental seats include Commercial Fishing; Community-at-Large Marin; Community-at-Large San Francisco/San Mateo; Community-at-Large Sonoma/Mendocino; Conservation (two seats); Education; Maritime Commercial Activities; Maritime Recreational Activities; and Research.

The four voting governmental seats represent the California Natural Resources Agency, National Park Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The advisory council also includes a non-voting, non-governmental Youth seat and four non-voting, governmental seats including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries National Sanctuary Advisory Council Handbook

How to Apply

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