Pacific Fishery Management Council

Managing Pacific coast fisheries

Whether you are interested in fish because they’re your livelihood, your joy, your food, or your job, we have a way for you to get involved.

A transparent public process

The Pacific Fishery Management Council manages fisheries for approximately 119 species of salmon, groundfish, coastal pelagic species (sardines, anchovies, and mackerel), and highly migratory species (tunas, sharks, and swordfish) on the West Coast of the United States. We are one of eight regional fishery management councils established by Congress in 1976.

Upcoming Council Meeting

Mar 8–14, 2022

San Jose, CA

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose 2050 Gateway Place San Jose, CA 95110 Phone: 408-453-4000

Groundfish

Groundfish

Salmon

Salmon

School of Sardines

Coastal Pelagic Species

Coastal Pelagic Species

Highly Migratory Species

Highly Migratory Species

Ecosystem-Based Management

Ecosystem-Based Management

Habitat

Habitat

Pacific Halibut

Pacific Halibut

Electronic Monitoring

Electronic Monitoring

Fisherman reeling in a fish

Get involved

Whether you are interested in fish because they’re your livelihood, your joy, your food, or your job, we have a way for you to get involved.

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