The Advisory Panel (AP) members represent major segments of the fishing industry; catching and processing, subsistence and commercial fishermen, observers, consumers, environmental/conservation, and sport fishermen.
SCIENTIFIC AND STATISTICAL COMMITTEE
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) is composed of leading scientists in biology, economics, statistics, and social science. The SSC advises the Council on scientific and other technical matters.
The Council has many committees to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any fishery management plan or plan amendment for a fishery.
The Council appoints plan teams for each of the major fishery management plans (FMPs). Members of each team are selected from agencies and organizations having a role in the research or management of the affected fisheries.