The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association is calling for nominations from Bristol Bay driftnet (S03T) permit holders to fill three expiring seats on its board of directors. A hard-copy of this notice has just been mailed to all members.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

Three board seats are expiring in 2016; each seat has a three-year term. Nominees must run for a specific seat. This call for nominations pertains to the following seats:

Seat A – Alaska Resident (Incumbent – Peter Andrew, Jr.)

Seat D – Non-Alaska Resident (Incumbent – Lange Solberg)

Seat G – Open Residency (Incumbent – Matt Marinkovich)

The full board consists of seven (7) elected seats reserved for permit holders in participating gear groups, currently limited to driftnet permit holders (S03T). These seven (7) elected seats are allocated according to residency: three (3) seats for Alaska residents; two (2) seats for non-residents of Alaska; and two (2) open residency seats.

For complete nomination procedures and information on this opportunity, please see the notice on the BBRSDA website.

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Samuel Hill is the former associate editor for National Fisherman. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he got his start in journalism at the campus’ newspaper, the Free Press. He has also written for the Bangor Daily News, the Outline, Motherboard and other publications about technology and culture.

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