Dr. Galen Johnson is the Chair of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and Dan Holland is the Vice-Chair. John DeVore is the staff officer for the SSC.
The SSC is made up of scientists from state and Federal agencies, academic institutions, and other sources. The SSC reviews fishery management plans (FMPs), stock assessments, rebuilding plans, and other documents to ensure the Council is basing their decisions on the best available science. Among other duties, the SSC identifies scientific resources required for the development of FMPs and amendments; provides a multidisciplinary review of FMPs or amendments, and advises the Council on their scientific content; helps the Council evaluate statistical, biological, economic, social, and other scientific information; and makes recommendations on the composition of plan development, technical, and management teams.
The SSC has subcommittees that focus on salmon, groundfish, highly migratory species, coastal pelagic species, ecosystem management, and economics. SSC members are selected by a vote of the Council. At-large members serve three-year terms, while management agency representatives serve indefinite terms.
Recent SSC reports
- Agenda for the August 17, 2021 SSC Groundfish Subcommittee meeting
- G.5.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- C.10.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- SSC Default Rebuilding Analysis; Technical Specifications and User Manual Version 3.12e (July 2020) – aka “The Puntalyzer”
- H.3.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- G.2.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- C.9.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- E.1.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- H.2.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- Committee agendas for the June 2021 briefing book (bookmarked in alphabetical order for easy navigation) REVISED SSC agenda 06/17/2021
- E.4.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- D.2.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- H.1.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- E.2.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1
- H.4.a, Supplemental SSC Report 1