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NMFS Seeks Nominations for 2010 IWC Meetings
On February 18, 2010, the US. National Marine Fisheries Service published Federal Register notice calling for nominees for the U.S. Delegation to the 2010 Small Working Group and intersessional meetings of the International Whaling Commission. The non-federal representative(s) selected as a result of this nomination process is(are) responsible for providing input and recommendations to the U.S. IWC Commissioner representing the positions of non-governmental organizations. Generally, only one non-governmental position is selected for the U.S. Delegation, but an additional representative may be chosen as a technical advisor because these meetings may be quite technical in nature.

The IWC is holding its 2010 Small Working Group and intersessional meetings March 2-5, 2010, in St. Pete Beach, FL. All written nominations for the U.S. Delegation to these IWC meetings must be received by NMFS by February 24, 2010.

Nominees should have extensive knowledge of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, experience in working with the U.S. Delegation, and the ability to provide legal advice, as appropriate.

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