South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Members

Ben's fishing experience has been varied. He literally grew up on the Juno Fishing Pier and when he was old enough, started working at the pier. Ben has worked as a mate on a headboat, managed a tackle store, obtained his captains license and was captain of a corporate snapper grouper vessel, was...
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Ben C. HartigChairman
Ben C. Hartig
9277 Sharon Street
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-1541 phone

Michelle Duval has worked for the NC Division of Marine Fisheries (within the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources) since November 2007, and has served as the agency designee on the council since September 2011. As a staff member in the director's office, she also serves as a proxy on several species management boards at...
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Dr. Michelle DuvalVice Chairman
Dr. Michelle Duval
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
P.O. Box 769
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-726-7021 (ext. 105) phone
252-726-0254 fax

North Carolina

Mrs. Beckwith is currently the Vice Chair of the NC Marine Fisheries Commission. The Commission is the state regulatory body responsible for fisheries policy in North Carolina. She also owns Down East Guide Service, a North Carolina recreational fishing guide service and managing partner of Dragin Fly Sportfishing based out of...
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Anna Barrios BeckwithAnna Barrios Beckwith
(At-Large Seat)
1907 Paulette Road
Morehead City, NC 28557

Owner of Crystal Coast  Fisheries in Morehead City, NC.

Jack has a diverse background that includes commercial fishing, charter fishing, working as a SCUBA instructor, and graduate studies in business at East Carolina University...

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Jack CoxJack Cox
(At-Large Seat)
2010 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

South Carolina

Mel is currently serving as the Director, Office of Fisheries Management within the Marine Resources Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR), where he is responsible for the leadership of the DNR's efforts to oversee and manage the state's varied commercial and recreational marine fisheries and related resources...
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Mel BellMel Bell
S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources
Marine Resources Division
P.O. Box 12559
Charleston, SC 29422-2559
843-953-9007 phone
843-953-9159 fax

Chris Conklin, former deep sea fishing charter operator from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina was reappointed to the Council in June 2010 to an obligatory South Carolina seat for a second term. As the past president of Capt. Dick's Marina...
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Chris ConklinChris Conklin
(At-Large Seat)
P.O. Box 972
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843-543-3833 phone

Appointed to serve as an At-Large representative in 2005, David Cupka is no stranger to the South Atlantic Council and the fishery management process. He served as South Carolina's state marine fisheries agency representative on the Council and has been involved in fisheries management for more than 25 years...
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David M. Cupka
David M. Cupka
(At-Large Seat)
P.O. Box 12753
Charleston, SC 29422
843-795-8591 home
843-870-5495 cell


(GA Obligatory Seat)

Serving as Georgia's agency designee since March 2010, Doug Haymans works in the director's office at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He is responsible for development of environmental policy and regulation, coordination of education and outreach, and special projects...
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Doug HaymansDoug Haymans
GA Dept. of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
One Conservation Way, Suite 300
Brunswick, GA 31523-8600
912-264-7218 phone
912-262-2318 fax

Currently owner of Phillips Seafood and Sapelo Sea Farms. Phillips Seafood packs fish and shrimp while Sapelo Sea Farms Harvests wild oysters and farmed clams...
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Charles PhillipsCharles Phillips
Phillips Seafood-Sapelo Sea Farms
1418 Sapelo Avenue, N.E.
Townsend, GA 31331
912-832-4423 phone
912-832-6228 fax


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...
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John W. JolleyJohn W. Jolley
4925 Pine Tree Drive
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
561-732-4530 phone

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Director...
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Jessica R. McCawleyJessica R. McCawley
Director, FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
2590 Executive Center Circle E., Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-487-0554 phone
850-487-4847 fax


National Marine Fisheries Service

Dr. Roy Crabtree
NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator
Regional Administrator
NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Region
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-824-5301 phone
727-824-5320 fax

Non-Voting Members

LT Morgan Fowler
U.S. Coast Guard
510 SW 11th Court
Fort Lauderdale FL  33315

Wilson Laney
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
South Atlantic Fisheries Coordinator
NCSU Campus
P.O. Box 33683
Raleigh, NC 27695-7617
919-515-5019 phone
919-515-4415 fax

Robert E. Beal
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commisson
1050 N. Highland St.
Suite 200 A-N
Arlington, VA 22201
703-842-0740 phone

Deirdre Warner-Kramer
Office of Marine Conservation (OES-OMC)
Department of State
2201 C Street, NW, Room 5806
Washington, D.C.  20520-7818
202-647-3228 phone
202-736-7350 fax