Advisory Panels

SAFMC Advisory Panels – How to Get Involved


SAFMC is currently accepting applications for the Citizen Science Advisory Panel Pool. To learn more and to apply, click here!


For additional information on serving on advisory panels or to obtain a hard copy of the AP application, contact:
Kim Iverson / 843-571-4366

Who Can Serve and What is the Role of Advisory Panel Members?

Council Advisory Panels are made up of recreational and commercial fishermen, industry representatives, representatives from conservation groups, and other interested members of the public. The role of Advisory Panel (AP) members is to advise the Council about trends in fisheries, environmental concerns relating to fishery ecosystems, and management impacts on fishermen and fishing communities.

Application for Advisory Panel Membership (fillable PDF) 


How are Members Appointed and What are the Terms of Service?

Anyone interested in serving on an advisory panel may apply for an open seat when seats become available. Interested applicants can obtain an AP application from the Council's office. Upon review, AP members are appointed by the Council based on Committee recommendations. Once appointed, AP members serve voluntarily and serve for a three year term. Advisory Panels generally meet no more than once or twice each year. At the end of the three year term, the AP member's seat is open to qualified applicants and the current member is also eligible for reappointment. The Council reimburses travel expenses incurred when advisory panel members are asked to attend meetings.

Application for Advisory Panel Membership (fillable PDF) 


Get Involved – Talk with AP Members or Apply to Become an AP Member

Fishermen and members of the public are encouraged to contact the AP representatives from your area, sector, and fishery with concerns you may have. Open seats on Advisory Panels are advertised periodically through the Council office as seats become available, typically in March and September of each year. You may submit an application at any time. Applications are kept on file for a period of 2 years.

Apply for Advisory Panel Membership:

Application for Advisory Panel Membership (fillable PDF) 

Send your completed application to the Council's office by e-mail or mail to:

Kim Iverson,
Public Information Officer,
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council,
4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201,
N. Charleston, SC 29405

SAFMC Advisory Panel Membership

SAFMC is currently accepting applications for the Citizen Science Advisory Panel Pool. To learn more and to apply, click here!

(Membership Updated 4/05/2017)

Technical Review Panels