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About the SEDAR program

SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) is a cooperative Fishery Management Council process initiated in 2002 to improve the quality and reliability of fishery stock assessments in the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and US Caribbean. SEDAR is managed by the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Councils in coordination with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions. SEDAR seeks improvements in the scientific quality of stock assessments and greater relevance of quantities information available to address existing and emerging fishery management issues. SEDAR emphasizes constituent and stakeholder participation in assessment development, transparency in the assessment process, and a rigorous and independent scientific review of completed stock assessments. SEDAR is organized around 3 workshops. The first is a data workshop where datasets are documented, analyzed, and reviewed and data for conducting assessment analyses are compiled. The second is an assessment workshop where quantitative population analyses are developed and refined and population parameters are estimated. The third and final is a review workshop where a panel of independent experts reviews the data and assessment and recommends the most appropriate values of critical population and management quantities.

All SEDAR workshops are open to the public. Public testimony is accepted in accordance with each Council's Standard Operating Procedures. Workshop times and locations are noticed in advance through the Federal Register.

Contact Person:

Program Manager
- John Carmichael
SEDAR Coordinators
Julie A. Neer, Ph.D.  and  Julia Byrd

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

4055 Faber Place, Suite 201
North Charleston, SC 29405

Sponsored By

This website is sponsored by the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) to archive documents resulting from SEDAR workshops. The SEFSC, however, does not approve, recommend, or endorse any propietary product or material mentioned in the publications. No reference shall be made to the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), or Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) or to this website in any advertising or sales promotion which would indicate or imply that any of the above entities approves, recommends, or endorses any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned or contained herein or which has as its purpose any intent to cause directly or indirectly the advertised product to be used or purchased because of information within this site.
Additional Information


Table of Species


Find the most recent SEDAR information and Stock Assessment on the link below: SEDAR O - SEDAR Information.

SEDAR Workshops
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