South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
News Release
Media Contact:
Kim Iverson
Public Information Officer
Council Seeks Applicants for
Federal Fishery Advisory Panels
October 15, 2019
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 Seat; (1) SC Seat; and (1) FL Seat

Information and Education Advisory Panel
(1) Recreational Seat and (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: . For questions about the advisory panel seats please contact Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, at 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: .
Applications must be received by November 6, 2019 for consideration by the Council during its December 2-6, 2019 meeting in Wilmington, NC.
About the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, one of eight regional councils, conserves and manages fish stocks from three to 200 miles offshore of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida. For more information, visit:
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
| 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201 |843-571-4366 |