South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Seeks Scientific Advisors
Applications due April 26, 2017
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is currently soliciting applications from persons interested in serving on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). Membership is open to any qualified scientist, regardless of affiliation or geographic location.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils in the U.S. Each council has an SSC responsible for reviewing the scientific basis of council management plans and actions, and developing fishing level recommendations in accordance with national fisheries management guidelines. The South Atlantic Council’s SSC meets at least twice a year to address a broad range of topics, including stock assessments, management action evaluations, social and economic analyses, habitat evaluations, and ecosystem management issues. SSC members also play a key role in developing and reviewing stock assessments through participation in SEDAR, the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review program. South Atlantic Council SSC members serve 3-year terms and may be appointed to multiple terms.
Anyone with expertise and experience in the areas of fisheries biology, population dynamics, fisheries research and monitoring, and social and economic analyses of natural resources, especially as applied to fish species in the South Atlantic, is encouraged to apply by submitting a CV, a cover letter, and a copy of the Financial Disclosure Form. The cover letter should highlight qualifications and experience, and indicate receipt and acceptance of the SAFMC SSC job description. Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, or email to the addresses below.
The Council will review applications at its June 12-16, 2017 meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Applications received by April 26, 2017 will be submitted for consideration. Please send applications to Dr. Mike Errigo at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to 4055 Faber Place Drive, N. Charleston, SC 29404; FAX 843/769-4520. Email or call Dr. Errigo at 843/571-4366 with any questions.