Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)

The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) serves as the Council’s primary scientific/technical advisory body.  The SSC provides ongoing scientific advice for fishery management decisions, including recommendations for acceptable biological catch, preventing overfishing, maximum sustainable yield, and achieving rebuilding targets, and reports on stock status and health, bycatch, habitat status, social and economic impacts of management measures, and sustainability of fishing practices.  The SSC also plays a role in the stock assessment process for Northeast regional fisheries.  

Staff Contact:   Rich Seagraves, rseagraves@mafmc.org / (302) 526-5259

SSC Meetings

Meeting Details

Click on a meeting title below to view more details (agenda, briefing materials, etc.) from that meeting, or click on the green "Meeting Report" link to  open the meeting report.

Members

Financial disclosures

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

Dr. Tom MillerVice-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