South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Science & SEDAR

Science & Statistics

Management measures developed by the Council are informed by fisheries science and data collected by a number of state and regional partners. The Council relies on the SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) stock assessment process to provide them with the science needed to assess the health of fish stocks they manage, and on the Scientific & Statistical Committee (SSC) and the Socio-Economic Panel (SEP) to review stock assessments and provide guidance on how to manage those stocks taking biological, social, and economic effects into consideration.

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SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) is the cooperative process by which stock assessment projects are conducted in NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Region. SEDAR was initiated to improve planning and coordination of stock assessment activities and to improve the quality and reliability of assessments. 

SEDAR strives to provide an open and transparent approach for development and review of the scientific information on fish stocks that is critical to management decision making. All SEDAR workshops and webinars are open to the public and all information related to those assessments is available on the SEDAR website.

Learn More

To learn more about the SEDAR process, see the current Project List, and learn about upcoming workshops and webinars, please visit the SEDAR website.

SEDAR Contacts

Science partners:

NOAA Fisheries

Atlantic Coast Cooperative Statistics Program

The Atlantic Coast Cooperative Statistics Program is a cooperative state-federal program that designs, implements, and conducts marine fisheries statistics data collection programs and integrates those data into a single data management system that will meet the needs of fishery managers, scientists, and fishermen.