South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel

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, ChairNCRecreational
James Paskiewicz, Vice ChairFLCommercial
Scott AmickGACharter
Vincent BonuraFLCommercial
Richen “Dick” BrameNCNGO
Randal BeardsleyFLRecreational
Chris ConklinSCCommercial
Tony ConstantSCCharter/Recreational
Jack Cox Jr.NCCommercial
Andrew FishFLCommercial
Robert FreemanNCCharter
Richard GomezFLCharter
Robert HallettFLRecreational
Chris KimreyNCCharter
Selby LewisNCCommercial
Joe MatthewsGARecreational
Randy McKinleyNCCommercial
Thomas MeeksGARecreational
Chris MilitelloFLRecreational
Paul NelsonFLCommercial/Charter
Andy PilandNCCharter
John PolstonFLCommercial
Cameron SebastianSCCharter/Commercial
Dr. Todd KellisonSCNOAA – Beaufort Lab

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