The state Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission was scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting in Gloucester on Thursday, but that was before Gov. Charlie Baker purged seven of its sitting members and replaced them with new appointees.
Those wholesale changes on the nine-member board, which prompted charges of political tampering from many of the outgoing members, forced the Baker administration to reschedule Thursday’s meeting until later in the month.
Actually, two meetings.
The first, which Baker administration officials describe as an informal orientation meeting to help indoctrinate the new members on the workings of the commission, has been set for June 15 at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough.
The second will be the regular monthly business meeting, set for June 28, also at the DFW facility in Westborough. That will be the first time the full board has met for a business meeting since April.