CDFW Seeks Recommendations for Prospective Pacific Fishery Management Council Members

PFMC logoThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is soliciting recommendations to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC). CDFW must receive recommendations by 5 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2020.

The vacancies include California’s obligatory PFMC member and one At-Large member, both of which expire in August, 2021. Mr. Robert Dooley of California currently holds the PFMC Obligatory Member seat, and Mr. Louis Zimm of California currently holds the PFMC Member At-Large seat. Both men are completing their first terms.

Fish and Game Code Section 7655 establishes policy that the State be represented on the PFMC by persons knowledgeable about those fisheries directly subject to PFMC management plans. Nominations may include, but are not limited to, representatives of the commercial salmon troll fishery, the seafood processing industry, the commercial passenger-carrying (party boat) fishing industry, the groundfish fishery, the coastal pelagic species fishery, the highly migratory species fishery, non-governmental organizations, and marine scientists.

Please ensure that nominees are aware of your recommendation and are willing and able to serve if selected. Based on recommendations received by Dec. 11, 2020, CDFW will provide each prospective nominee with due dates and instructions to complete one federal and one state online application packet. The California Governor’s office will submit a list of qualified nominees for each of these seats to the Secretary of Commerce early next year.

Send your recommendations to Trung Nguyen, CDFW Environmental Scientist, at and Briana Brady, CDFW Senior Environmental Scientist, at If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Trung Nguyen.

post by Trung Nguyen, CDFW Environmental Scientist