106 STAT. 5100 PUBLIC LAW 102-587—NOV. 4, 1992 dent. Each United States Commissioner shall be appointed for a term of office not to exceed 4 years, but is eligible for reappointment. Of the Commissioners— (1) one shall be an official of the United States Government; (2) one shall be a resident of the State of Alaska; and (3) one shall be a resident of the State of Washington. An individual is not eligible for appointment under paragraph (2) or (3) as a Commissioner unless the individual is knowledgeable or experienced concerning the anadromous stocks and ecologically related species of the North Pacific Ocean. (b) ALTERNATE COMMISSIONERS. —The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, may designate from time to time Alternate United States Commissioners to the Commission. An Alternate United States Commissioner may exercise all designated powers and duties of a United States Commissioner in the absence of a duly designated Commissioner for whatever reason. The number of such Alternate United States Commissioners that may be designated for any such meeting shall be limited to the number of authorized United States Commissioners that will not be present. (c) UNITED STATES SECTION. — The United States Section, in consultetion with the Advisory Panel established in section 8005, shall identify and recommend to the Commission research needs and priorities for anadromous stocks and ecologically related species subject to the Convention, and oversee the United States research programs involving such fisheries, stocks, and species. (d) COMPENSATION.—United States Commissioners and Alternate United States Commissioners shall receive no compensation for their services as Commissioners and Alternate Commissioners. 16 USC 5004. SEC. 8005. ADVISORY PANEL. (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF PANEL. — An Advisory Panel to the United States Section is established. The Advisory Panel shall be composed of the following: (1) The Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (2) The Directer of the Washington Department of Fisheries. (3) One representative of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, designated by the Executive Director of that commission. (4) Eleven members (six of whom shall be residente of the State of Alaska and five of whom shall be residente of the State of Washington), appointed by the Secretary, in consultetion with the Secretary of Commerce, from among a slate of 12 persons nominated by the Governor of Alaska and a slate of 10 persons nominated by the Governor of Washington. <b) QUALIFICATIONS. — Persons appointed to the Advisory Panel shall be individuals who are knowledgeable or experienced concerning anadromous stocks and ecologically related species. In submitting a slate of nominees pursuant to subsection (a)(4), the Governors of Alaska and Washington shall seek to represent the broad range of parties interested in anadromous stocks and ecologically related species, and at a minimum shall include on each slate at least one representative of commercial salmon fishing intereste and of environmental intereste concerned with protection of living marine resources.