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Fisheries Development Committee Fact Sheet
Title: Fisheries Development Committee
Type of Board/Commission/Committee: Advisory
Affiliated Department: City Clerk
To reference the general rules of procedure and informational booklet for all boards, please see the documents available on the General Board Information page.
Description: Section 2. Committee Purposes. The purpose of the Committee shall be to advise and assist the Assembly regarding all aspects of fisheries development and enhancement in the Juneau area, including expanded salmon production such as wild stock stream enhancement and aquacultural development, infrastructure requirements, cold storage facilities, secondary processing facilities, fisheries terminal facilities, and recreational fishing opportunities. In carrying out its functions, the Committee should draw on the expertise of professionals in the field from the University of Alaska Southeast, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as technical advisers. The Committee shall perform such other functions and advise the Assembly on such other matters as the Assembly may request.
Membership: The Committee shall consist, of seven members appointed by the Assembly to serve for three-year staggered terms. In future appointments, the Assembly shall endeavor to select persons with demonstrated interest in fisheries development, including but not limited to such areas of interest and experience as commercial fishing, sport fishing, processing and transporting of fish, support, service, and supply needs of the commercial fishing fleet and recreational fishing boats, aquacultural development, and fish habitat protection and enhancement.
Officers: Chair - Jim Becker
Term Limits: None
Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): January
Meetings: The Fisheries Development Committee meeting dates are set at the close of each meeting. Typically, they try to meet the First Thursday of every month at 6:30p.m. in the Juneau Economic Development Council Boardroom (612 Willoughby). Click on the Calendar Link in the top menu to view the Master City Calendar for the next scheduled meeting of the committee.
Staff Contact: City Clerk's Office - 586-5278 - City_Clerk@ci.juneau.ak.us