AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Notice; nominations for shark stock assessment Advisory Panel.
SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the "SEDAR Pool," also known
as the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data,
Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Workshops Advisory Panel. The SEDAR Pool
is comprised of a group of individuals who may be selected to consider
data and advise NMFS regarding the scientific information, including
but not limited to data and models, used in stock assessments for
oceanic sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean
Sea. Nominations are being sought for a 5-year appointment (2020-
2025). Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and
commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community,
academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for
membership on the SEDAR Pool.
DATES: Nominations must be received on or before December 18, 2019.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and request the SEDAR Pool
Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the
Mail: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, Highly Migratory Species
Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD
20910. Include on the envelope the following identifier: "SEDAR Pool
Additional information on SEDAR and the SEDAR guidelines can be
found at http://sedarweb.org/. The terms of reference for the SEDAR
Pool, along with a list of current members, can be found at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highly-migratory-species/southeast-data-assessment-and-review-and-atlantic-highly.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, (301) 425-8503.