16 U.S. Code § 5607 - Consultative committee
The Secretary of State and the Secretary, shall jointly establish a consultative committee to advise the Secretaries on issues related to the Convention.
(1) The membership of the Committee shall include representatives from the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, the States represented on those Councils, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the fishing industry, the seafood processing industry, and others knowledgeable and experienced in the conservation and management of fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.
(c) Duties of committee
Members of the consultative committee may attend—
(2) any other meetings to which they are invited by the General Council or the Fisheries Commission; and