Posted on October 16, 2023

Request for Nominations

Statement of Financial Interests

Request for Nominations
New England Fishery Management Council Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)

The Council is seeking qualified candidates to serve on its Scientific and Statistical Committee.

  • SSC appointments are for three years with a limit of three consecutive terms. The term under this request for nominations will begin in January 2024 and end December 2026.
  • SSC members receive a daily stipend for meetings and are reimbursed for travel expenses.
  • Nominees must submit:
    • A resume or CV, including the length and type of relevant experience;
    • A brief letter of interest describing reasons for wanting to join the SSC; and
    • A completed Statement of Financial Interest Form.
  • All materials must be received by December 20, 2023 and should be sent via email or mail to Joan O’Leary at:
    • New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950

SSC nominees should have expertise in stock assessment methods, population dynamics, statistics, fisheries biology, marine ecology, economics, 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, evaluation, and peer review of statistical, biological, economic, social, and other scientific information relevant to the development of fishery management plans. The committee may:

  • Provide guidance to ensure that fishery management plans are based on the best scientific information available.
  • Provide the Council with scientific advice for fishery management decisions, including recommendations for acceptable biological catch, overfishing limits, and achieving rebuilding targets, as well as social and economic impacts of management measures.
  • Provide peer reviews of regional scientific work, and methods and analyses prepared by the Council’s Plan Development Teams. Individuals may be appointed to serve on regional peer review panels, including for stock assessments.
  • Advise the Council on the preparation of comments on scientific issues.

More information is available in the Council’s Operations Handbook. If you have questions or need further details, please contact Rachel Feeney:; (978) 465-0492 ext. 110.