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Submit Nominations for the Atlantic HMS SEDAR Pool Nominations Due by November 23, 2022


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Submit Nominations for the Atlantic HMS SEDAR Pool Nominations Due by November 23, 2022

NOAA Fisheries is soliciting nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Workshops Advisory Panel—better known as the SEDAR Pool. Selected members will serve a 5-year term beginning in 2023.

What will members do?

Individuals in the SEDAR Pool may participate in the various data, assessment, and review workshops associated with shark stock assessments. If selected to participate in a workshop, 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.

NOAA Fisheries began in 2022 and will continue into 2024, a research track assessment to be followed by an operational assessment for the hammerhead shark species in the hammerhead shark management group. Following the hammerhead operational assessment, NOAA Fisheries anticipates beginning a research track assessment for bull, spinner, tiger, and finetooth sharks. Any meetings or workshops needed for these assessments will be determined according to SEDAR Guidelines.

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 constituent 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.

This announcement is a courtesy to Atlantic HMS fisheries interests to help keep you informed about the fishery. Official notice of Federal fishery actions is made through filing such notice with the Office of the Federal Register. For further information, contact Karyl Brewster-Geisz at (301) 425-8503. The terms of reference are also available for download on the NOAA Fisheries website.

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Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 10/24/2022