Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC)

(last updated: 6/28/17)



The Committee will advise the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. Specifically, the Committee will draw on the expertise of its members and other appropriate sources, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), to evaluate and recommend priorities and needed changes in national program direction. Its objective is to ensure the Nation's living marine resource policies and programs meet the needs of commercial and recreational fishermen, and of environmental, consumer, academic, tribal, governmental, and other national interests.


Establishment Authority: Agency Authority




Membership Balance Plan


Committee Members


Agency Contact

Jennifer Lukens - or (301) 427-8041