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Stakeholder Panel: Call for Candidates

February 1, 2012

To Charter Organizations, CHP Holders, Lodge Owners, and Interested Parties:


The CATCH Project (Catch Accountability Through Compensated Halibut) is soliciting interested parties willing to serve on an industry stakeholder committee.  The committee will evaluate various aspects of a potential recreational catch share pool, provide feedback and input on options, and determine industry preferred alternatives that will be recommended for approval to the CATCH Board.  This will be an opportunity for committee members to have active input into the CATCH Project and to ensure that due consideration is given to various business models, geographic locations, and other considerations as this plan is being developed.


The stakeholder committee will consist of no more than twenty members.  Participation on the committee will involve a two day meeting in Sitka, March 12-13, 2012.  We will also ask committee members to provide input on specific issues via email questionnaires in the weeks leading up to the meeting. Shared accommodations at Strawberry Lodge and some meals will be provided. Airfare reimbursement up to $500 per person will be available if needed.     


The CATCH Board is requesting all interested applicants to submit a letter of interest to the CATCH Board no later than Friday, February 18th.  We ask that you download and follow the format provided for your letter.  


Click to download: Letter of Interest


Letters of interest can be submitted by e-mail to or by US Mail to CATCH c/o Russell Thomas PO Box 8331 Ketchikan, AK 99901. 


The CATCH Board will be reviewing all letters of interest and appointing members to the committee based on geographic location, business model, and experience (we are aiming for a balance of experienced and new perspectives). All applicants will be notified regarding the makeup of the committee.


For more information on the CATCH Project, visit our website at:


Thank you for your interest in working with us on this project. Please call or e-mail me if you have any questions.




Russell Thomas

CATCH Board Chair

(907) 617-3619