NOAA Fisheries consults with, and considers the comments of the Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel (HMS AP) when preparing and implementing fishery management plans or amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks.
The members of the HMS AP represent commercial and recreational fishing interests, the scientific community, and the environmental community who are knowledgeable about Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS fisheries. HMS AP Members serve three-year terms, with approximately one-third of the total HMS AP members' terms expiring on December 31 of each year.
The persons listed below were appointed by NOAA Fisheries for the specific terms indicated.
Note: The terms of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Commission, the regional fishery management councils, state agencies, and fisheries commissions do not expire and assignment and substitution of these Advisory Panel (AP) representatives is at their discretion of the respective agencies.
NOAA Fisheries holds periodic meetings of the Atlantic HMS Advisory Panel to consider alternatives for the conservation and management of highly migratory species. Below are links to agendas and materials from upcoming and past meetings.
For information about past meetings not listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.