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 -, (302) 526-5259


Financial disclosures

  • Dr. John BoremanChairman, 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, NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Dr. Sarah Gaichas, NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Dr. Mark Holliday, NMFS 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
  • Dr. Robert Latour, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Douglas W. Lipton, NMFS Office of Science & Technology
  • 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. David Tomberlin, NMFS Office of Science & Technology
  • Dr. Michael Wilberg, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory 

SSC Meetings

Meeting Materials

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