Opportunity to Apply for the
NJ Governorís Appointee to the
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries
Commission (ASMFC)

June 9, 2022

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) pursues sustainable and cooperative management of the Atlantic coastís valuable fisheries resources. This is achieved through an Interstate Compact, ratified by the states and approved by the U.S. Congress in 1942. For over 80 years, the Commission has served as a deliberative body for cooperative fisheries management of the 15 Atlantic coastal states. The Commission oversees the management of 27 nearshore fish species. Each state is represented on the Commission by three Commissioners: the director of the stateís marine fisheries management agency, a state legislator, and an individual appointed by the stateís governor to represent stakeholder interests. These Commissioners participate in deliberations in the Commissionís main policy arenas: interstate fisheries management, fisheries science, habitat conservation, and law enforcement. Through these activities, the states collectively ensure the sound conservation and management of their shared coastal fishery resources and the resulting benefits to the fishing and non-fishing public. New Jersey isnít just centrally located along the Atlantic coast; we are at the center of fisheries management for the Commission with an interest in more management plans than any other state.

The State of New Jersey is seeking a candidate for the governorís appointee from the commercial, recreational or ďotherĒ sector who has demonstrated knowledge and experience with marine resources and/or socio-economic issues related to ecological matters. The State is committed to inclusive and diverse representation on Commissions and Boards and strongly encourage peoples from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Application for NJ Governorís Appointee to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) (pdf, 160kb)

The application deadline is COB September 1, 2022.

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
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