John W. Jolley

John Jolley
At-Large Seat
Term: 2011-2014

4925 Pine Tree Drive
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
561-346-8426 phone

Current Employment/Affiliation:

John Jolley, a resident of Boynton Beach, Florida, was appointed to fill an at-large seat on the Council in 2011. John has a broad range of fisheries' experiences that include 56 years of commercial and recreational fishing and diving, operating a live bait business, and working as a senior research scientist with the Florida Marine Research Institute.


He served as a member of the Scientific and Statistical Committee for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and currently serves as a scientific advisor to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.  John is a billfish specialist and continues to contribute to his numerous scientific publications on fisheries.

John is a long-time member of the West Palm Beach Fishing Club, where he served as president for 30 years.  Regarding the Council, John says, "Many of us at the West Palm Beach Fishing Club believe in giving something back for future generations.  Decades of various scientific and fishery related associations make the SAFMC a logical choice toward accomplishing this goal. 

Fisheries Management Philosophy:

"My hope is to play a positive role.  Realistically there will be a steep learning curve to overcome, but I am up for it.Let's go!"