The Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel (SG AP)’s role is to advise the Council on the South Atlantic snapper grouper fishery which includes 55 species of snappers, groupers, and other bottom and reef fish. The SG AP provides practical insight into these fisheries as well as input on proposed management measures and other Council initiatives. Additionally, the SG AP connects the Council to other fishing stakeholders to promote communication between the Council and fishing communities.
The SG AP is comprised of representatives from the commercial, recreational, and for-hire/charter industries, non-governmental organizations, and other groups familiar with the topic of fisheries and management. Members of the SG AP are appointed by the Council and may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms as specified in the AP Policy.
The SG AP meets in person twice a year and as needed via webinar.
Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel Members
|Robert Lorenz, Chair||NC||Recreational|
|James Paskiewicz, Vice Chair||FL||Commercial|
|Richen “Dick” Brame||NC||NGO|
|Jack Cox Jr.||NC||Commercial|
|Dr. Todd Kellison||SC||NOAA – Beaufort Lab|
Mike SchmidtkeFishery Scientist