Advisory Panel Application

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is currently accepting applications for eight advisory panels. See the announcement for complete details.

Applications can be submitted online using the form below, or you can download an application (Microsoft Word file) and submit via email to (include "ADVISORY PANEL" in the subject of your email) or mail to Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901 (write "ADVISORY PANEL" on the outside of your envelope). Applications can also be obtained by calling the Council office at (877) 446-2362.

Applications must be received by April 20, 2018

Questions? Contact Mary Sabo, Communication and Outreach Coordinator,, (302) 518-1143.

Advisory Panel Application

The following application is designed to provide the Council with information on you and your background and interest in Mid-Atlantic fisheries. Your application will be provided to Council members and staff and will be kept in confidence. Please complete all sections; incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Please note: It is not possible to save a partially complete application once you have begun to fill it out on this page. If you think you may not have time to complete the application in one sitting, you may want to download a copy of the paper application, type your responses in Microsoft Word, and then copy+paste your answers in to the form below when you are ready to submit.

Applicant Information
(Jr., Sr., II, III, etc. - if applicable)
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Address *
Phone *
Applicant Signature
Date *
In order of preference, select the advisory panels on which you are interested in serving. You may choose up to three options. If you are only interested in serving on one or two advisory panels, please leave the additional options blank.
Are you currently a member of any of the Council’s advisory panels? *
Which roles best describe your participation in Mid-Atlantic fisheries (you may check more than one) *
Other Role:
(e.g. number of years, species fished, gear used, permits held, areas of research/study, organization of employment or educational institution, etc.)
Are you currently employed in any area related to the commercial or recreational fishing sectors? *
Are you a member of any fishermen’s associations, organizations, or clubs? *

Workshop on Electronic Reporting of Vessel Trip Reports (eVTRs) for the For-Hire Sector

For information about eVTR requirements and reporting software options, please visit our For-Hire Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting web page. 

Two workshops will be held for for the purpose of providing instruction to for-hire operators on electronic reporting of vessel trip reports (VTRs). While all options for electronic reporting will be briefly discussed, the majority of each workshop will focus on hands-on training for the SAFIS eTrips/mobile and eTrips Online systems developed by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP). 

Workshop Dates and Locations 

Webinar: The Council will also hold a public webinar on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to provide instruction to for-hire operators on electronic reporting of vessel trip reports (VTRs).  Click here for more information.

What to Bring

It would be extremely helpful to bring an electronic tablet or laptop capable of connecting to the internet via W-Fi and have a Google account (for Android systems) or iTunes account (for Apple systems) established to allow downloading of the SAFIS eTrips/mobile app. If you will be using ACCSP’s SAFIS eTrips/mobile or eTrips Online and you do not have a SAFIS account, the ACCSP will contact you prior to the workshop to set up your account. 

Please direct any questions to workshop coordinator Andrew Loftus (; 410-295-5997).


These workshops have a limited number of spaces. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early so that workshop personnel can work with each individual prior to the workshop to provide needed information and establish accounts with management agencies for reporting systems (if necessary). Participants can register by using the form below or by contacting workshop coordinator Andy Loftus at  If you register and then decide not to attend, please let us know as soon as possible to free up space for other participants.

Name *
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Select only one
Select only one (For more information about these options, visit the For-Hire eVTR page linked at the top of this page.)