Council advisory panels are made up of recreational and commercial fishermen, industry representatives, environmentalists and other interested members of the public who volunteer their time to advise the Council about trends in fisheries, environmental concerns relating to fish habitats and management impacts on fishermen and fishing communities. AP members serve 3-year terms based on frequency of meetings, and are appointed by the Council based on Committee recommendations. The AP member's seat is open to qualified applicants at the end of the 3-year term and the current member is also eligible for reappointment. The Council reimburses travel expenses incurred when advisory panel members are asked to attend meetings. Advisory panels generally meet no more than once or twice each year.
Fishermen and members of the public are encouraged to contact the AP representatives from your area, sector, and fishery with concerns you may have.
Interested in serving on an advisory panel?
Open seats on advisory panels are advertised periodically through the Council office. You may submit an application at any time. Applications are kept on file for a period of 2 years. Complete an application (PDF) form and send it to Council headquarters via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or direct mail to Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. Click here for additional information and FAQs.
(Membership Updated 6/12)
Coral Advisory Panel
Dolphin / Wahoo Advisory Panel
Golden Crab Advisory Panel
Habitat and Environmental Protection Advisory Panel
Information and Education Advisory Panel
King and Spanish Mackerel Advisory Panel
Law Enforcement Advisory Panel
Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel
Shrimp Advisory Panel
Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel
Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel
Wreckfish Advisory Panel
SEDAR Pool Advisory Panel