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Applications sought for National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. This recently established committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to national commercial fishing safety.

Completed application should reach the Coast Guard on or before April 21, 2020, via one of the following methods:

  • By Email: CGfishsafe@uscg.mil (preferred).
  • By Mail: Commandant (CG-CVC-3), Attn: CFSAC ADFO, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7501, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20593-7501.

Applicants should include a cover letter expressing interest in an appointment to the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee and a resume detailing experience. Biographies will not be accepted.

The committee is required to hold meetings at least once a year, but it may meet more frequently as needs may require. The meetings are held at a location selected by the Coast Guard.

All members will serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from the Federal Government, with the exception that members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

Membership terms expire on December 31 of the third full year after the effective date of appointment. The Secretary may require an individual to have passed an appropriate security background examination.

The Coast Guard will consider applications for all 18 positions. See the Federal Register notice for a description of all positions.

For more information about this notice, contact Mr. Jonathan Wendland, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee at 202-372-1245 or CGfishsafe@uscg.mil.

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