Section 78476. (Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 726, Sec. 7.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §78476.
The voting members of the council shall be appointed by the secretary, giving due consideration to proper geographic distribution. The voting members shall include:
(a)Four receivers or processors or their representatives, and their alternates.
(b)Five fishermen who are licensed commercial fishing vessel owners, commercial fishermen or their representatives, and their alternates. The fishermen appointed pursuant to this subdivision shall each represent the users of one of the following types of fishing gear:
(1)Gill and trammel nets.
(2)Hook and line.
(c)One representative of a handler who is an exporter or a wholesaler, and an alternate.
(d)One public member, and an alternate.
(e)One representative of fishermen and receivers, or his or her representative, and his or her alternate, for each fishery described in subdivision (c) of Section 78407, commencing with the favorable vote in a referendum relating to that fishery. If the species to be included is taken by one of the gear types specified in subdivision (b), such as “groundfish trawl nets,” the species and gear type shall be added to the list of fishing gear types in subdivision (b) by regulation adopted by the secretary. If the gear type is not specifically listed in subdivision (b), it shall be included in the list by regulation adopted by the secretary upon a favorable vote in a referendum, a request from the new gear group, and a recommendation by the council.