The Fisheries Advisory Council (the Council) will be established to provide policy advice to the provincial Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods (the Minister) on strategic fisheries issues to support a sustainable and viable fishing industry. The Council will seek expertise from representative stakeholders, through their knowledge and understanding of the fishing industry.
The Council will represent all sectors of the industry, including harvesters, processors, research experts, and the general public. The At-Large positions including an Independent Chair will be filled, in accordance with government policies and guidelines, through appropriate processes with the Public Service Commission for Tier 2 entities. Members will have a mix of skills and experience and will be chosen using a merit-based process, with consideration in selection of candidates given to various factors including Aboriginal representation, environmental non-governmental organizations, rural/community interests, gender, regional balance, and the industry’s service and supply sector.
The Minister is seeking individuals who can enhance the effectiveness of the Council by bringing a knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive perspective. The following attributes are important qualification considerations in selecting members:
Members of the Council should collectively possess the following core competencies.
The following attributes are important qualification considerations in selecting a Chairperson:
Members of the Fisheries Advisory Council should possess:
An Independent Chair should possess:
The Council will likely meet as determined by an annual meeting schedule or as required in unforeseen circumstances. They may meet in person or by conference call as required and agreed upon.
The Chair and members may serve a term of up to three years, will be eligible for reappointment, and may continue to serve until reappointed or replaced.
Independent Chair Duties:
Duties of Members:
The Minister is seeking to fill five at-large positions for the Council. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the competencies and qualifications identified above, and who can bring a unique perspective to the table. The Minister will consider a combination of relevant qualifications and experience.