10/15/19 – SAFMC News Release: Council Seeks Applicants for Federal Fishery Advisory Panels


October 15, 2019
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Kim Iverson/843-571-4366/kim.iverson@safmc.net

Council Seeks Applicants for Federal Fishery Advisory Panels


The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is currently soliciting applicants for open advisory panel seats. Advisory panel members provide information and guidance in the development and implementation of federal fishery management plans. Members include recreational and commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and processors, scientists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as environmental groups, fishing organizations, etc., and concerned citizens. Advisory panel members are appointed by the Council and serve for a three-year period, based on the frequency of meetings. The Council’s advisory panels generally meet no more than once or twice each year and are compensated for travel and per diem expenses for all meetings.


Applications are now being solicited for the following positions:


Dolphin Wahoo Advisory Panel                     

  • (1) Open Seat


Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management Advisory Panel                     

  • (1) NC Open Seat
  • (1) SC Open Seat
  • (1) FL Open Seat


 Information and Education Advisory Panel    

  • (1) Recreational Seat
  • (1) Commercial Seat


Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel                       

  • (3) Open Seats       


How to Apply

Additional information including application forms for individual advisory panels is available online from the Council’s website at: https://safmc.net/about-safmc/advisory-panels/.  For questions about the advisory panel seats please contact Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, at Kim.Iverson@safmc.net or call the Council office at 843/571-4366.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact area Council representatives to discuss their interest in serving. Contact information for all Council members is available at:https://safmc.net/council-members/.


Applications must be received by November 6, 2019 for consideration by the Council during its December 2-6, 2019 meeting in Wilmington, NC.