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Pacific Whiting Joint Management Committee
The Joint Management Committee determines the total allowable catch of whiting each year. The body includes eight members, four appointed by each party, and is charged with:
- Providing direction to the Joint Technical Committee and Scientific Review Group.
- Referring technical issues to the Joint Technical Committee and Scientific Review Group.
- Considering information on management measures.
- Reviewing advice by the Joint Technical Committee, Scientific Review Group, and Advisory Panel; and by Mar. 25 of each year, recommending to the parties the total allowable catch for the year, including each party's individual total allowable catch and identifying adjustments as needed.
U.S. members of the committee include:
- Phil Anderson, Director, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Frank Lockhart, Assistant Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries Northwest Regional Office
- Steve Joner, Makah Tribe/Consultant, Pacific Coast Treaty Indian Tribes
- Dan Waldeck, Executive Director, Pacific Whiting Conservation Cooperative
Canadian members of the committee include:
- Paul Ryall, Department of Fisheries & Oceans
- Bruce Turris
- Theresa Williams