The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is accepting applications to fill 16 seats on its newly-established Business Advisory Council (BAC). With the BAC, GOMA wants to ensure industry sector participation and advisement in regional initiatives for the Gulf of Mexico. The BAC will provide a fundamental connection between policy and applied management decisions. Applications must be returned to GOMA by May 16, 2012.

“GOMA anticipates that the BAC will prove to be an invaluable source of advice and input from industries operating in and around the Gulf of Mexico region,” said Phil Bass, Gulf of Mexico Alliance Acting Director. “We look forward to working with new partners on issues of regional importance.”

The following BAC industry sector seats are available at this time:

  • Tourism
  • Oil and gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities / Energy (including power generation and alternative sources)
  • Transportation (including shipping and harbors)
  • Commercial and recreational fishing
  • Seafood processing
  • Agriculture

Two candidates from each sector will be selected based on their industry sector expertise and experience, community and professional affiliations, and knowledge regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Council members will serve as liaisons to others in their industry regarding regional issues addressed by GOMA.

The inaugural meeting of the GOMA BAC is scheduled for the annual GOMA “All Hands” Meeting, June 19-21, 2012 in Corpus Christi, Texas.