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
  • Joe Cimino
  • Chris Batsavage
  • Dewey Hemilright
  • Rob O’Reilly
  • Ward Slacum
  • Wes Townsend
  • Mike Pentony (designee: Mike Ruccio)
  • Bob Beal
  • Mike Luisi (ex-officio)
  • Warren Elliott (ex-officio)

New England Council Members

  • David Pierce, Vice-Chair
  • Rick Bellavance
  • Terry Stockwell


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