About the APO
Mission of the APO
The Association for Professional Observers (APO) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to strengthen observer programs through advocacy and education. Our goal is to facilitate the exchange of fisheries information while providing an important source of fisheries observer program and fisheries observer data-use information. It is our intention that the results of our activities may encourage the recruitment and retention of professional observers and foster the best quality observer data for the purposes of conservation and the responsible management of marine living resources.
Further details regarding our goals be found within the bylaws (Article I).
Click here to see our Application for 501c(5) status or here for our Approval.
Current Board Members
Alfred "Bubba" Cook
Prior Board Members