Delaware Governor John Carney is seeking applications from the public to fill Delaware’s sole seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC), a regional council operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that manages fish and shellfish populations along the coast.
The Governor’s office is seeking individuals who are Delaware residents and have experience and background with fisheries, as well as the ability to serve as a council member.
MAMFC has been responsible for federal waters off the Mid-Atlantic coast extending from three to two hundred miles off the shores of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina for decades. MAMFC holds six yearly meetings, and council members are reimbursed for their travel expenses. Terms on the council last three years.
NOAA’s website says commercial fishing and aquaculture experience, recreational fishing, leadership in the state, taking part in conservation efforts, representing consumers and teaching are all preferable qualities for a member of the council.
Governor Carney and DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife are encouraging those interested to apply by March 6th. Their contact is 302-739-9914.