The Fisheries Advisory Council (the Council) was established to provide policy advice to the provincial Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources (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 represents all sectors of the industry, including harvesters, processors, research experts, and the general public. The four At-Large positions were appointed in accordance with government policies and guidelines, through appropriate processes with the Public Service Commission for Tier 2 entities. The Chairperson and the members require a diverse skill set and experience and were chosen using a merit-based process. Consideration in selection of candidates are given to various factors including Indigenous 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 competencies in selecting a Chairperson:
Members of the Fisheries Advisory Council should possess:
An Independent Chair should possess:
The Council is currently undergoing the development of a full Groundfish Revitalization Action Plan and will require a set schedule of frequent meetings (one- two monthly), conference calls and/or a series of working groups to facilitate the work required to meet its deliverable deadline in early fall.
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.
The Minister is seeking an Independent Chair who can enhance the effectiveness of the Council by bringing a knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive perspective. 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.