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Nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Pool Due by November 15, 2023


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status


NOAA Fisheries is soliciting nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Workshops Advisory Panel—better known as the SEDAR Pool. Selected members will serve a 5-year term beginning in 2024.

What will members do?

Individuals in the SEDAR Pool may participate, if selected, in the various data, assessment, and review workshops associated with shark stock assessments. As part of the workshops, members of the SEDAR Pool would consider the scientific information, including data and models, used in stock assessments and advise NOAA Fisheries about the conservation and management of Atlantic sharks.

In 2024, NOAA Fisheries will continue assessing the status of hammerhead shark species in the hammerhead shark management group. Following the completion of the hammerhead assessments, NOAA Fisheries anticipates beginning the assessment process for one or more of the following species of sharks: finetooth, spinner, bull, and/or tiger.

Who can be nominated?

Individuals interested in recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, as well as members of the environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership. Nominations are invited from all individuals and stakeholder groups.

What is the nomination process?

Nomination packages should include:

  1. The name, address, phone, and email of the applicant or nominee.
  2. A description of the applicant’s or nominee’s interest or expertise in Atlantic shark stock assessments or the fishery.
  3. A statement of the applicant’s or nominee’s background and/or qualifications.
  4. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall participate actively and in good faith in the tasks of the SEDAR Pool.

Nomination packages should be submitted by email to SEDAR.pool@noaa.gov.

The terms of reference are also available for download.

Federal Register

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 10/16/2023