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Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Scientific and Statistical Committees -- Application Deadline: May 25, 2018

For Immediate Release
May 1, 2018
 
Gulf Council Seeks Applicants for Scientific and Statistical Committees
Application Deadline: May 25, 2018
 
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applicants for its Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).Current members must reapply to be considered for future membership.
 
The Council has one standing and seven special Scientific and Statistical Committees comprised of individuals who have expertise in statistics, fishery biology, marine ecology, economics, sociology, anthropology, or other special sciences as they apply to fisheries management. Members provide independent scientific advice to the Council. More information on SSC membership and guidelines can be found here: http://gulfcouncil.org/committee-panel-membership/scientific-and-statistical/
 
SSC members are appointed by the Council and serve a 3-year term. Members are reimbursed for approved travel expenses and receive a daily stipend for their work. 
 
The Council is recruiting for the following SSC's:
  •  Standing 
  • Special Coral 
  • Special Mackerel 
  • Special Red Drum 
  • Special Reef Fish 
  • Special Shrimp 
  • Special Spiny Lobster 
  • Special Socioeconomic 
  • Special Ecosystem

The Standing SSC will consist of 18 members. Each Special SSC will consist of 3 members. When the Special SSC meets with the Standing SSC the combined SSC votes as a whole committee.
 
To apply to one of the Council SSCs, visit:
 
In addition to completing the online application, email your CV and Statement of Financial Interest (SOFI) to SSC.Applicants@gulfcouncil.org  
 
If you have any questions please contact the Council office at 813-348-1630. 
 
About Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional Fishery Management Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council prepares fishery management plans, which are designed to manage fishery resources within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico.     
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