03/12/14 – South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Seeks Scientific Advisors

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Seeks Scientific Advisors - Deadline for applications is May 14, 2014.

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting scientists 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 country. 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. SAFMC 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, NMFS Financial Disclosure Statement, and a cover letter. The cover letter should highlight qualifications and experience, and indicate receipt and acceptance of the SAFMC SSC job description. Application materials including the Financial Disclosure form and SAFMC SSC job description may be obtained from the address below. Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, or email to the addresses below.

The Council will review applications at its June 9 - 13, 2014 meeting.  Applications received by May 14, 2014 will be submitted to the Council for consideration.

Please direct questions to John Carmichael, Science and Statistics Program Manager, through email (john.carmichael@safmc.net) or telephone  (843)571-4366 or (866)SAFMC-10.

For more information about the Scientific & Statistical Committee, click here.

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