The membership of MSFOMA is determined by its Articles of Association. These Articles were drafted to ensure that MSFOMA retained a cross-sectoral membership similar to that of its predecessor.
The organisations that are entitled to be Members of MSFOMA, and their representatives are:-
- Natural Resources Wales (Rowland Sharp)
- Ynys Môn County Council (Iwan Huws)
- Gwynedd County Council (Ioan Thomas)
- Centre for Applied Marine Sciences, Bangor University (Lewis Le Vay)
- Representative of mussel farmers (James Wilson)
- Representative of mussel fishermen (Keith Andrews)
- Chair (Alan Winstone)
Welsh Government are invited to attend all meetings as Observers. During 2019, MSFOMA invited Beaumaris Town Council and Bangor City Council to participate as Observers at its meetings.
In addition to the Member organisations of MSFOMA, the Association can invite specialist Advisors to its meetings.
All Members, Observers and Advisors are required to observe the “Nolan Principles” of public life (available here) and to declare any interests that they may have in agenda items prior to the start of any meetings.
The attendance by members, observers and advisors at all MSFOMA meetings is recorded in the minutes of Association meetings, which can be found here.