16 U.S.C. § 4004 : US Code - Section 4004: Establishment of National Council

Search 16 U.S.C. § 4004 : US Code - Section 4004: Establishment of National Council

    (a) Establishment
      There is established the National Fish and Seafood Promotional
    Council.
    (b) Composition
      (1) The National Council shall be composed of the Secretary, who
    shall be a nonvoting member, and fifteen voting members appointed
    by the Secretary.
      (2) Nominations for appointees shall be submitted in a manner
    prescribed by the Secretary.
    (c) Regional representation
      The National Council shall be comprised of regional
    representation from the Northeast, Southeast, Pacific, and Alaska
    regions. The Northeast region shall consist of the States of Maine,
    New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York,
    New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. The
    Southeast region shall consist of the States of North Carolina,
    South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
    and Texas, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territory of
    the Virgin Islands. The Pacific region shall consist of the States
    of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii, the
    territories of Guam and American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the
    Northern Mariana Islands. The Alaska region shall consist of the
    State of Alaska.
    (d) Voting members
      (1) The voting members of the National Council shall be - 
        (A) three members who reside in or do substantial fishing
      industry business in the Northeast region;
        (B) three members who reside in or do substantial fishing
      industry business in the Southeast region;
        (C) three members who reside in or do substantial fishing
      industry business in the Pacific region;
        (D) three members who reside in or do substantial fishing
      industry business in the Alaska region;
        (E) two members-at-large with demonstrated expertise in fresh-
      water and inland commercial fisheries, at least one of whom is
      not a resident of the States of the Alaska, Pacific, Southeast,
      and Northeast regions; and
        (F) one member-at-large who is either a person professionally
      engaged in the dissemination of information pertaining to the
      nutritional benefits and preparation of fish and fish products or
      a person who is a member of an organized labor union and has
      expertise in the United States fisheries.

      (2) Of the members appointed pursuant to each of paragraphs
    (1)(A) through (D) of this subsection, one shall be a harvester,
    one shall be a processor or a receiver, and one shall be a
    marketer.
    (e) Term of office
      Members of the National Council shall be appointed for a term of
    4 years. A vacancy in the National Council shall not affect its
    ability to function. The Secretary shall appoint a new member
    within sixty days to fill a vacancy in an unexpired term. Any
    member may remain on the National Council beyond that member's term
    until a successor is appointed.
    (f) Chairman
      The National Council shall annually elect a Chairman by a
    majority of those voting, if a quorum is present. Ten members of
    the National Council shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number
    may hold hearings.
    (g) First meeting
      The National Council shall first meet within one hundred and
    eighty days after November 14, 1986.
    (h) Compensation of members
      Members of the National Council shall serve without compensation,
    but shall be reimbursed in accordance with section 5703 of title 5
    for reasonable travel costs and expenses incurred in performing
    their duties as members of the National Council.