Posted on October 4, 2021

Solicitation Announcement

Statement of Financial Interests 

The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking qualified candidates to serve on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).  Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by other individuals or organizations.  Appointments are for three years with the term beginning in January 2022 and ending December 2024.  All relevant materials should be sent to the Council office and must be received by 8 a.m. on December 20, 2021.

SSC nominees should have expertise in statistics, fisheries biology, marine ecology, economics, sociology, anthropology, or other social sciences as they apply to fisheries management.  SSC members are expected to provide independent, scientific advice to the Council.

The purpose of the SSC is to assist the Council in the development, collection, and evaluation of statistical, biological, economic, social, and other scientific information relevant to the development of fishery management plans. Responsibilities are outlined in the solicitation announcement and in the Council’s Operations Handbook.

SSC members are reimbursed for travel expenses up to specified limits for attending official meetings at the Council’s request and receive a daily stipend subject to funding. The duties and responsibilities of this position require nominees to file the Statement of Financial Interests to fulfill the requirements of the Magnuson‐Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The purpose of this report is to assist potential candidates and NMFS in avoiding conflicts between official duties and private financial interests or affiliations. Please complete the form and include it with your application.

Nominations and supporting materials may be submitted by regular mail to the Council office or by email to Joan O’Leary at  All nominations must be received by 8:00 a.m. on December 20, 2021.

If you have questions or need further information about this process, please contact Chris Kellogg, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465-0492 ext. 112;