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Fish and Game Code - FGC

DIVISION 6. FISH [5500 - 9101]

  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )
  

PART 3. COMMERCIAL FISHING [7600 - 9101]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Generally [7600 - 8126]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )
  

ARTICLE 1.5. Federal Regulation [7650 - 7655]
  ( Article 1.5 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1160. )

  
7655.  

(a) It is the policy of the State of California that the state be represented on the Pacific Fishery Management Council by people who are knowledgeable about fisheries directly subject to the fishery management plans of the council. Nominations and appointments to the Pacific Fishery Management Council shall be a balanced representation of interested parties, including, but not limited to, representatives from the commercial salmon troll fishery, the groundfish fishery, the coastal pelagic species fishery, the seafood processing industry, the commercial passenger carrying fishing industry, nongovernmental environmental organizations, and marine scientists.

(b) When the Governor nominates persons for any seat on the Pacific Fishery Management Council, those individuals shall be knowledgeable of California’s fishery resources and its fishing industry. Further, the nominations may be made after consultation with fishery organizations and other interested parties, including parties representing the public’s interest in the fishery resources and marine environment.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 854, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)