Salmon Advisory Subpanel

Mr. Butch Smith serves as the Chair and Mr. Richard Heap serves as the Vice Chair of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS). See the current SAS roster. The staff officer for the SAS is Robin Ehlke.

Advisory subpanels like the SAS are established by the Council for each fishery management plan. The subpanels consist of people representing groups or interests concerned with management of their respective fishery, and who have expertise related to the fishery. The general purpose of the advisory subpanels is to advise the Council on fishery management problems, planning efforts, and the content and effects of fishery management plans, amendments, and regulations.

Currently, this group is comprised by tribal representatives from the California Coast: one gillnetter, two charter boat operators, and three trollers (one from each coastal state); five sport fishers; one processor; and one conservation representative.