Council Members

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Ben C. Hartig
Chair
Dr. Michelle Duval
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
P.O. Box 769
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-808-8011 phone
252-726-0254 fax
michelle.duval@ncdenr.gov
Bio
Michelle Duval has worked for the NC Division of Marine Fisheries (within the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources) since November 2007, and has served as the agency designee on the council since September 2011. As a staff member in the director's office, she also serves as a proxy on several species management boards at...
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Charles Phillips
Vice Chair
Charles Phillips
(At-Large Seat)
Phillips Seafood-Sapelo Sea Farms
1418 Sapelo Avenue, N.E.
Townsend, GA 31331
912-832-4423 phone
912-832-6228 fax
ga_capt@yahoo.com
Bio
Currently owner of Phillips Seafood and Sapelo Sea Farms. Phillips Seafood packs fish and shrimp while Sapelo Sea Farms Harvests wild oysters and farmed clams...
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North Carolina

Anna Barrios Beckwith
Anna Barrios Beckwith
(At-Large Seat)
1907 Paulette Road
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-671-3474
AnnaBarriosBeckwith@gmail.com
Bio
Mrs. Beckwith is currently the Vice Chair of the NC Marine Fisheries Commission. The Commission is the state regulatory body responsible for fisheries policy in North Carolina. She also owns Down East Guide Service, a North Carolina recreational fishing guide service and managing partner of Dragin Fly Sportfishing based out of...
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Tim Griner
Tim Griner
(Obligatory Seat)
5970 Fairview Road, Suite 600
Charlotte, NC 28210
980/722-0918
timgrinersafmc@gmail.com

Bio
Owner of The Charlotte Fish Company and the F/V Mariner. We are a direct provider of whole fish to restaurants, specialty seafood retailers and a few grocery stores.

Tim has been fishing for as long as he can remember from summers with....

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South Carolina

Mel Bell
Mel Bell
S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources
Marine Resources Division
P.O. Box 12559
Charleston, SC 29422-2559
843-953-9007 phone
843-953-9159 fax
bellm@dnr.sc.gov
Bio
Mel is currently serving as the Director, Office of Fisheries Management within the Marine Resources Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR), where he is responsible for the leadership of the DNR's efforts to oversee and manage the state's varied commercial and recreational marine fisheries and related resources...
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Chris Conklin
Chris Conklin
(Obligatory Seat)
P.O. Box 972
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843-543-3833 phone
conklinsafmc@gmail.com
Bio
Chris Conklin, is a graduate of the Citadel Military College of South Carolina. Chris manages both wholesale and retail seafood businesses and a fleet of commercial vessels. Chris serves as a board member of the SC Seafood Alliance as well as...
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Captain Mark Brown
Mark Brown
(At-Large Seat)
3642 Pandora Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
843-881-9735 home
capt.markbrown@comcast.net
Bio
Captain Mark Brown is the owner/operator of Charter Boat Teaser, Inc., a 20-passenger charter/headboat out of Shem Creek located in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He has spent the past 42 years in the for-hire and commercial fishing industry...
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Georgia

Zack Bowen
Zack Bowen
(Obligatory Seat)
11 Kingsridge Court
Savannah, GA 31419
912-398-3733 phone
zackbowensafmc@gmail.com
Bio
Zack Bowen is a Savannah for-hire fisherman who owns and operates Guess Hoo Charters out of Savannah, GA. He has owned this business since 2005 and has guided since 1999 for species including...
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Doug Haymans

Doug Haymans
GA Dept. of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
One Conservation Way, Suite 300
Brunswick, GA 31523-8600
912-264-7218 phone
912-262-2318 fax
haymanssafmc@gmail.com

Bio
Serving as Georgia's agency designee since March 2010, Doug Haymans works in the director's office at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He is responsible for development of environmental policy and regulation, coordination of education and outreach, and special projects...
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Florida

Chester Brewer

Chester Brewer
(At-Large Seat)
250 Australian Ave. South, Suite 1400
West Palm Beach, FL 33408
561-655-4777 phone
wcbsafmc@gmail.com

Bio
Chester comes to the Council after serving 10 years as the Recreational FIsheries Advisor to the United States...
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Ben C. Hartig

Ben C. Hartig
(Obligatory Seat)
9277 Sharon Street
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-1541 phone
mackattackben@att.net

Bio
Ben's fishing experience has been varied. He literally grew up on the Juno Fishing Pier and when he was old enough, started working at the pier. Ben has worked as a mate on a headboat, managed a tackle store, obtained his captains license and was captain of a corporate snapper grouper vessel, was...
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Jessica R. McCawley

Jessica R. McCawley
Director, FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
2590 Executive Center Circle E., Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-487-0554 phone
850-487-4847 fax
jessica.mccawley@myfwc.com

Bio
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Director...
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National Marine Fisheries Service

Dr. Roy Crabtree
NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator
Regional Administrator
NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Region
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-824-5301 phone
727-824-5320 fax
roy.crabtree@noaa.gov

Non-Voting Members

LCDR Jeremy Montes
U.S. Coast Guard - District 7
(305) 415-6788 office
(305) 710-4569 cell
Jeremy.J.Montes@uscg.mil

Wilson Laney, South Atlantic Fisheries Coordinator
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
127 David Clark Laboratory
Campus Box 7617
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7617
919-515-5019 phone
919-515-4415 fax
Wilson_Laney@fws.gov

Robert E. Beal
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commisson
1050 N. Highland St.
Suite 200 A-N
Arlington, VA 22201
703-842-0740 phone
rbeal@asmfc.org

Deirdre Warner-Kramer
Office of Marine Conservation (OES-OMC)
Department of State
2201 C Street, NW, Room 5806
Washington, D.C. 20520-7818
202-647-3228 phone
202-736-7350 fax
Warner-KramerDM@state.gov