The Council re-elected Dan Hull as Chairman, and re-elected Bill Tweit as Vice-Chair for the upcoming year. The Council appointed Dr. Amanda Bishop of the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward, Alaska, to the SSC through 2018. Bishop is currently serving as a postdoctoral researcher at the Sea Life Center and has a background in Coastal Environmental Management and Behavioral Ecology. Dr. Dan Lew, an economist from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, was appointed to the GOA Groundfish Plan Team. Lew has served on the BSAI Plan team in the past, and has expertise with the economics of the recreational fishing sector and IFQ markets.