4/6/20 – SAFMC Announcement: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Seeks Advisors on Social and Economic Topics


April 6, 2020

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South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Seeks Advisors on Social and Economic Topics     


The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) is soliciting social scientists and economists interested in serving on its Socio-Economic Panel (SEP). Membership is open to any qualified social scientists and economists, regardless of affiliation or geographic location. The Council will review applications at its June 2020 meeting. Applications received by May 8, 2020 will be submitted to the Council for consideration.


The SAFMC is one of eight regional fishery management councils in the country. Each council has a Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) responsible for reviewing the scientific basis of council management plans, actions, and developing fishing level recommendations in accordance with national fisheries management guidelines. The South Atlantic Council's SSC has a specific sub-group, known as the SEP, that is made up of social scientists and economists who advise the SSC and the SAFMC on social and economic topics that relate to fisheries management measures and analysis.  The SEP meets typically meets once a year over a two-day period.   The SEP members serve 3-year terms and may be appointed to multiple terms.


Anyone with expertise and experience in the areas of social science, economics, political science, anthropology, social and economic research and monitoring, and/or social and economic analyses of natural resources, especially as applied to fish species in the South Atlantic Region, is encouraged to apply by submitting a CV, cover letter, and NMFS Financial Disclosure Statement (available HERE). The cover letter should highlight qualifications and experience.


Application materials including the required financial disclosure form and details on the application process may be obtained by contacting John Hadley at John.Hadley@safmc.net or (843) 302-8432.


A copy of this announcement is available from the Council's website at: https://safmc.net/council-news/.