Ocean Resources Policy Committee

Committee Charge

Discuss, develop, and recommend Association positions related to:

  • Federal laws, regulations, and policies concerning marine ecosystems, habitats, fisheries and other resources, and related funding for such programs.
  • Marine fisheries management programs, practices or considerations (e.g., Marine Recreational Information Program, catch shares) and emerging issues (e.g., climate change, coastal energy, marine aquaculture and marine spatial planning).  

Minutes & Agendas

AFWA Annual Meeting Agendas:
2019 Ocean Resources Policy Committee- DRAFT
2018 Ocean Resources Policy Committee

North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference Agendas:
Spring 2019 Ocean Resources Policy Committee agenda
Spring 2018 Ocean Resources Policy Committee agenda

​​​​​​​Annual Meeting Minutes:
Fall 2017 Ocean Resources Policy Committee minutes

North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference Minutes:
Spring 2018 Ocean Resources Policy Committee minutes - DRAFT
Spring 2017 Ocean Resources Policy Committee minutes


Committee Contact Information

AFWA Staff Contact
Devin DeMario

Committee Chair:
Curt Melcher, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Committee Vice-Chair:
Robert Boyles, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources