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 30 primary and alternate members, including community-at-large (Marin/Sonoma); community-at-large (San Francisco/San Mateo); community-at-large (Mendocino/Sonoma); conservation (two seats); education; maritime activities (commercial); maritime activities (recreational); youth; and research. There are also five governmental seats representing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Resources Agency, National Park Service, U.S. Coast Guard and NOAA Fisheries.

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries National Sanctuary Advisory Council Handbook

Current Vacancies

Commercial Fishing Seat (2) (Primary and Alternate)

  • Familiarity and affiliation with fishing organizations active in communities near the sanctuary;
  • Knowledge of commercial fishing activities within the sanctuary region;
  • Breadth of experience and knowledge regarding fisheries law, policies, and practices affecting the sanctuary;
  • Ability and willingness to communicate with key representatives from the fishing (commercial, recreational, or both) industries;
  • Availability of time to chair and/or participate on appropriate council working groups or subcommittees.

Maritime Activities/Commercial (2) (Primary and Alternate)

  • Familiarity and affiliation with maritime commercial activities/industry in communities near the sanctuary;
  • Understanding of the links between maritime commercial activities/industry, sanctuary resources, and human activities
  • Ability and willingness to communicate with key representatives from maritime industry;
  • Availability of time to chair and/or participate on appropriate council working groups or subcommittees.

Deadline to apply is 11/30/18.

Introduction Letter

Application Form