Demersal and Coastal Migratory Committee

Members

  • Rob O'Reilly, Chair
  • Tony DiLernia, Vice-chair
  • Chris Batsavage
  • Tom Baum
  • John Bullard (Michael Ruccio)
  • Peter deFur
  • Steve Heins
  • Dewey Hemilright
  • Peter Hughes
  • John McMurray
  • Stew Michels
  • Laurie Nolan
  • Adam Nowalsky
  • Ward Slacum
  • Wes Townsend
  • Sara Winslow
  • Bob Beal
  • Patricia Bennett

New England Council Representatives

  • Eric Reid

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Committee

Members

  • Peter deFur, Chair
  • Peter Hughes, Vice-chair
  • John Bullard (Michael Ruccio)
  • Steve Heins
  • Howard King
  • Roger Mann
  • Stew Michels
  • Laurie Nolan
  • Wes Townsend
  • Patricia Bennett

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Joint Spiny Dogfish Committee

Spiny Dogfish is managed jointly with the New England Fishery Management Council (MAFMC is the lead Council). The Spiny Dogfish Committee is composed of members of both councils. 

Mid-Atlantic Council Members

  • Stew Michels, Chair
  • Chris Batsavage
  • Tom Baum
  • John Bullard (Michael Ruccio)
  • Dewey Hemilright
  • Peter Hughes
  • Rob O'Reilly
  • Ward Slacum
  • Wes Townsend
  • Bob Beal

New England Council Members

  • David Pierce, Vice-Chair
  • Terry Stockwell
  • Vacant

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee

Mid-Atlantic Council Members

  • Howard King, Chair
  • John McMurray, Vice-chair
  • Tom Baum
  • John Bullard (Peter Christopher)
  • Peter deFur
  • Steve Heins
  • Peter Hughes
  • Roger Mann
  • Stew Michels
  • Laurie Nolan
  • Adam Nowalsky
  • Andrew Shiels
  • Sara Winslow

New England Representatives

  • Mary Beth Tooley
  • Eric Reid

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

River Herring and Shad Committee

Mid-Atlantic Council Members

  • Sara Winslow, Chair
  • Andrew Shiels, Vice-chair
  • Chris Batsavage
  • Tom Baum
  • John Bullard (Peter Christopher)
  • Peter deFur
  • Peter Hughes
  • Howard King
  • John McMurray
  • Stew Michels
  • Laurie Nolan
  • Adam Nowalsky
  • Rob O'Reilly
  • Ward Slacum
  • Bob Beal

New England Council Representatives

  • Terry Stockwell
  • Mary Beth Tooley
  • Eric Reid

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Tilefish Committee

Members

  • Tom Baum, Chair
  • Laurie Nolan, Vice-chair
  • John Bullard (Michael Ruccio)
  • Tony DiLernia
  • Steve Heins
  • Dewey Hemilright
  • Stew Michels
  • Adam Nowalsky
  • Rob O'Reilly

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Protected Resources Committee

Members

  • Chris Batsavage, Chair
  • Steve Heins, Vice-chair
  • John Bullard (Kimberly Damon-Randall)
  • Dewey Hemilright
  • Ward Slacum
  • Wes Townsend
  • Sara Winslow
  • Bob Beal
  • Patricia Bennett

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Law Enforcement Committee

Members

  • John McMurray, Chair
  • Patricia Bennett, Vice-chair
  • Chris Batsavage
  • John Bullard
  • Steve Heins
  • Adam Nowalsky

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee

Members

  • Warren Elliott, Chair
  • John McMurray, Vice-chair
  • John Bullard (Michael Ruccio)
  • Peter deFur
  • Tony DiLernia
  • Howard King
  • Roger Mann
  • Laurie Nolan
  • Adam Nowalsky
  • Rob O'Reilly
  • Andrew Shiels
  • Ward Slacum
  • Sara Winslow
  • Bob Beal
  • Patricia Bennett 

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Collaborative Research Committee

Members

  • Adam Nowalsky, Chair
  • Howard King, Vice-chair
  • Chris Batsavage
  • John Bullard (Ryan Silva)
  • Peter deFur
  • Tony DiLernia
  • Steve Heins
  • Roger Mann
  • Laurie Nolan
  • Rob O'Reilly
  • Ward Slacum
  • Wes Townsend
  • Bob Beal 

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Executive Committee

Members

  • Mike Luisi, Chair
  • Warren Elliott, Vice-chair
  • Chris Batsavage
  • Tom Baum
  • John Bullard
  • Peter deFur
  • Dewey Hemilright
  • Howard King
  • John McMurray
  • Stew Michels
  • Laurie Nolan
  • Adam Nowalsky
  • Rob O'Reilly
  • Sara Winslow

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Highly Migratory Species Committee

Members

  • Dewey Hemilright, Chair
  • John McMurray, Vice-chair
  • John Bullard
  • Steve Heins
  • Roger Mann
  • Stew Michels
  • Ward Slacum
  • Sara Winslow
  • Patricia Bennett

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Joint Monkfish Committee

Monkfish is managed jointly with the New England Fishery Management Council (New England is the lead Council). The Joint Monkfish Oversight Committee is composed of members of both Councils. Please refer to the monkfish page on the New England Council's website for additional information and updates.

Mid-Atlantic Council Members

  • Laurie Nolan, Vice-chair
  • Tom Baum
  • John Bullard (Michael Ruccio)
  • Steve Heins
  • Peter Hughes
  • Wes Townsend

New England Council Members

  • Vincent Balzano, Chair
  • Mark Alexander
  • Terry Alexander
  • Elizabeth Etrie
  • Mark Gibson
  • Peter Kendall
  • John Pappalardo
  • David Pierce 

Staff

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members

Scientific and Statistical Committee

Dr. John Boreman, Chairman
North Carolina State University, Department of Applied Ecology

Dr. Tom Miller, Vice-Chairman
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Dr. Michael G. Frisk
Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Dr. Wendy Gabriel
National Marine Fisheries Service

Dr. Sarah Gaichas 
Ecosystem Assessment Program, NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Dr. Mark Holliday
National Marine Fisheries Service, Policy Office - RETIRED

Dr. Ed Houde
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Dr. Sunny L. Jardine
University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy

Dr. Olaf P. Jensen
Rutgers University, Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences

Dr. Yan Jiao
Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences

Dr. Cynthia Jones
Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology, Director

Dr. Robert Latour
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Douglas W. Lipton
National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Science & Technology

Dr. Bonnie McCay
Cook College, Department of Human Ecology

Dr. Brian J. Rothschild
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology

Dr. David H. Secor
University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science

Dr. Martin D. Smith
Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

Dr. David Tomberlin
National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Science & Technology

Dr. Michael Wilberg
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Dr. Douglas Vaughan

Italics – full voting members on assigned committees but non-voting MAFMC members