NPRB looks to fill 20th board seat

Nominations are being accepted through April 6 for the 20th seat on the North Pacific Research Board to represent fishing interests.

Whomever is selected for the seat, which becomes available on July 21, will also serve on the NPRB’s executive committee.

The board generally meets twice annually, in the spring and fall, and determines the content and amount of funding available for annual requests for proposals.

The NPRB was created by Congress to recommend marine research activities to the Secretary of Commerce, to be supported by earnings of the Environmental Improvement and Restoration Fund.

The board gives priority to cooperative research projects that are designed to address pressing fishery management or marine ecosystem information needs.

Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted to the board by email to CBenson-carlough@nprb.org or my regular mail to Crystal Benson-Carlough, interim program support specialist, North Pacific Research Board, 1007 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99501.

The NPRB is asking those interested to include a resume of not more than three pages, and full contact information including their phone number and email address.

The board an all its panels follow strict conflict of interest procedures during the proposal selection process. Implications of this policy should be considered when making nominations, the board said.