South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Seeks  
Advisors on Social and Economic Topics
Applications due by May 8, 2020     

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) is soliciting social scientists and economists interested in serving on its Socio-Economic Panel. Membership i s open to qualified social scientists and economists, regardless of affiliation or geographic location. The Council will review applications at its June 2 020 meeting. A pplications received by May 8, 2020 will be submitted to the Council for consideration.
The South Atlantic Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils in the country. Each council has a Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) responsible for reviewing the scientific basis of council management plans, actions, and developing fishing level recommendations in accordance with national fisheries management guidelines. The South Atlantic Council's SSC has a specific sub-group, known as the Socio-Economic Panel (SEP), that is made up of social scientists and economists who advise the SSC and the Council on social and economic topics that relate to fisheries management measures and analysis. The SEP typically meets once a year over a two-day period. The SEP members serve 3-year terms and may be appointed to multiple terms.
Anyone with expertise and experience in the areas of social science, economics, political science, anthropology, social and economic research and monitoring, and/or social and economic analyses of natural resources, especially as applied to fish species in the South Atlantic Region, is encouraged to apply by submitting a CV, cover letter, and completing the NMFS Financial Disclosure Statement (available HERE)  . The cover letter should highlight qualifications and experience.
Questions and completed applications should be submitted to John Hadley at or (843) 302-8432.
A copy of this announcement is available from the Council's website at:  
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