4. The certification board shall be administered by a board of directors composed of seven members as follows:
(1) one member appointed by the Minister among the employees of the Government or its bodies or among persons appointed to a government department or body by a minister or the Government;
(2) five members appointed as follows by the associations most representative, throughout Québec, of the following groups:
(a) for midshore fishermen, two members;
(b) for inshore fishermen, two members; and
(c) for fisherman’s helpers, one member who is not, however, entitled to vote on any matter relating to the professional certification of fishermen; and
(3) one member appointed by all the regional fishermen’s associations that are not part of the associations referred to in subparagraph 2.
The Minister shall verify the representativeness of the associations referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph
If the associations referred to in subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph fail to appoint a member within 60 days of a vacancy, the Minister shall appoint a member on their behalf.
1999, c. 32, s. 4; 2006, c. 27, s. 1.