SSC Membership Information
Media queries should be directed to: Emily Muehlstein,
Public Information Officer
(813) 348-1630 ext. 238
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fax: (813) 348-1711
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) is the Gulf Council's primary technical advisory body. SSCs are charged in the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) with developing, evaluating, and peer reviewing all technical aspects of council documents. SSCs are expected to provide a broad suite of technical recommendations related to all aspects of the Council's management program, including addressing biological, social, economic, and environmental aspects.
SSCs also play a role in stock assessment development and review; in the Southeast region this responsibility is handled through the Southeast Data Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process.