Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
The advisory panel consists of representatives of commercial and recreational fishing interests, the scientific community, and the environmental community.
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.
Now Accepting Nominations
NOAA Fisheries seeks to fill three commercial, two environmental organization, and five recreational vacancies to maintain an appropriate and equitable balance and mix of interests.
We will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors, and secondarily by species expertise and/or representation from different regions. The species expertise listed in the table indicates the current makeup on the HMS AP and does not necessarily indicate a requirement for expertise in that particular species.
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico
Individuals with definable interests in recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership on the HMS AP. Nominations are invited from all individuals and constituent groups.
Nomination packages are due November 29. They should include:
- The name of the nominee and a description of his/her interest or expertise in HMS or HMS fisheries, or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, tunas, or billfish and specifically describe how the nominee meets the criteria below.
- Contact information including mailing address, phone, and email of the nominee.
- A statement of background and/or qualifications.
- A written commitment that the nominee shall actively participate in good faith, and consistent with ethics obligations, in the meetings and tasks of the HMS AP.
- A list of outreach resources that the nominee has at his/her disposal to communicate HMS issues to various interest groups.
Nomination packages should be submitted to the HMS Management Division either through email or mail. Email complete packages to HMSAP.Nominations@noaa.gov and include “HMS AP Nominations” in the subject line. Packages can also be mailed to:
Highly Migratory Species Management Division
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Advisory Panel Members
The persons listed below were appointed by NOAA Fisheries for the specific terms indicated.
|Meagan Dunphy-Daly||Academic||Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment||1/1/2019 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Hueter||Academic||Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory||1/1/2019 - email@example.com|
|David Kerstetter||Academic||Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center||1/1/2019 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Walter Golet||Academic||University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and Gulf of Maine Research Institute||1/1/2018 - email@example.com|
|Luke Harris||Commercial||Pure Harvest Seafood||1/1/2017 - 12/31/2019||Lpharris@outlook.com|
|Martin Scanlon||Commercial||F/V Provider II||1/1/2017 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jeff Oden||Commercial||F/V Sea Bound||1/1/2017 - email@example.com|
|Russell Hudson||Commercial||Directed Sustainable Fisheries, Inc.||1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021||DSF2009@aol.com|
|Scott Taylor||Commercial||Dayboat Seafood||1/1/2019 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Steve Getto||Commercial||American Bluefin Tuna Association||1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021||Sbgetto@comcast.net|
|Alan Weiss||Commercial||Blue Water Fishing Tackle Co.||1/1/2019 - email@example.com|
|Charles Kluck||Commercial||1/1/2018 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|George Purmont||Commercial||1/1/2018 - email@example.com|
|Raymond Kane||Commercial||Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance||1/1/2018 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|David Schalit||Commercial||American Bluefin Tuna Association||1/1/2018 - email@example.com|
|Tim Pickett||Commercial||Lindgren-Pitman, Inc.||1/1/2018 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shana Miller||Environmental||The Ocean Foundation||1/1/2017 - email@example.com|
|Katie Westfall||Environmental||Environmental Defense Fund||1/1/2017 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Raimundo Espinoza||Environmental||Conservación ConCiencia Inc.||1/1/2019 - email@example.com|
|Sonja Fordham||Environmental||Shark Advocates International||1/1/2018 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Bogan||Recreational||1/1/2017 - email@example.com|
|Charles Caplinger||Recreational||New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club||1/1/2017 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stephen Iwicki||Recreational||1/1/2017 - email@example.com|
|Patrick Augustine||Recreational||1/1/2017 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andrew Cox||Recreational||Marlin Magazine||1/1/2017 - email@example.com|
|Pamella Dana||Recreational||SURE LURE Charter Company||1/1/2019 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Navarro||Recreational||Fly Zone Fishing||1/1/2019 - email@example.com|
|Michael Pierdinock||Recreational||CPF Charters "Perseverance"; Recreational Fishing Alliance||1/1/2019 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rick Weber||Recreational||South Jersey Marina||1/1/2019 - email@example.com|
|Jason Schratwieser||Recreational||International Game Fish Association||1/1/2018 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mark Sampson||Recreational||Ocean City Charterboat Captains Association||1/1/2018 - email@example.com|
|Greg Mayer||Recreational||F/V Fishin' Frenzy||1/1/2018 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marcos Hanke||Council Rep||Caribbean Fishery Management Council||N/Aemail@example.com|
|Tom Frazer||Council Rep||Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council||N/Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anna Beckwith||Council Rep||South Atlantic Fishery Management Council||N/A||AnnaBarriosBeckwith@gmail.com|
|Dewey Hemilright||Council Rep||Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council||N/Aemail@example.com|
|Rick Bellavance||Council Rep||New England Fishery Management Council||N/Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|David Donaldson||Commission Rep||Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission||N/Aemail@example.com|
|Kirby Rootes-Murdy||Commission Rep||Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission||N/Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gregory Skomal||State Rep||Massachusetts Marine Fisheries||N/Aemail@example.com|
|Wallace Jenkins||State Rep||South Carolina Department of Natural Resources||N/A||Jenkinsw@dnr.sc.gov|
|Marcus Drymon||State Rep||Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant - State Rep for Alabama||N/Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Angel Willey||State Rep||Maryland Department of Natural Resources||N/Aemail@example.com|
|Jason Adriance||State Rep||Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries||N/Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Perry Trial||State Rep||Texas Parks and Wildlife Department||N/Aemail@example.com|
|Kristin Foss||State Rep||Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission||N/A||Kristin.Foss@myfwc.com|
|Randy Gregory||State Rep||North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries||N/Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carolyn Belcher||State Rep||Georgia Department of Natural Resources||N/Aemail@example.com|
|Greg Hicks||State Rep||New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection||N/Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Graves||ICCAT Advisory Committee||Virginia Institute of Marine Science||N/Aemail@example.com|
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.
- September 6-7
- May 9-11, 2017
- December 1-2
- September 7-8
- March 29-31
For information about past meetings not listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.