South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

SAFMC Seeks Scientific and Statistical Committee Advisors

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) is soliciting scientists interested in
serving on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). Membership is open to any qualified
scientist, regardless of affiliation or geographic location. The Council will review applications at
its June 2024 meeting. Applications received by the close of business Monday, May 13, 2024
will be submitted to the Council for consideration

The SAFMC is one of eight regional fishery management councils in the country. Each council
has an SSC responsible for reviewing the scientific basis of council management plans and
actions and developing fishing-level recommendations in accordance with national fisheries
management guidelines. The South Atlantic Council’s SSC meets in-person twice a year and up
to twice a year via webinar to address a broad range of topics, including stock assessments,
management action evaluations, social and economic analyses, habitat evaluations and
ecosystem management issues. SSC members also play a key role in developing and reviewing
stock assessments through participation in SEDAR: the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review

The SAFMC appoints SSC members to 3-year terms. Membership terms are staggered so that
approximately 1/3 of the membership is considered for reappointment each year, and there is no
limitation on the number of terms a member may serve. Anyone with expertise and experience in
the areas of fisheries biology, population dynamics, fisheries research and monitoring, and social
and economic analyses of natural resources, especially as applied to fish species in the South
Atlantic, is encouraged to apply by submitting a complete application that includes: (1) Cover
Letter, (2) current Curriculum Vitae, and (3) NMFS Financial Disclosure Form. The cover letter
should highlight qualifications and experience and indicate receipt and acceptance of the
SAFMC SSC job description. All applicants will be subject to a background check and required
to review the SAFMC’s handbook and code of conduct policies.

Full duties and expectations of SSC members are described in the SAFMC SSC job description.
This document along with additional information for the SSC including the financial disclosure
form and peer review process, may be found at the SAFMC SSC homepage.

Complete applications should be emailed as PDF attachments to Dr. Judd Curtis, by close of business, Monday, May 13, 2024. Further details on the application process or questions may be obtained by email or by phone at (843) 302-8441.