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

March Council meeting

Mar 4–10, 2023

Seattle, WA

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport 18740 International Blvd. Seattle, WA 98188 Phone: 206-246-8600

Previous Council Meeting

November Council meeting

Nov 2–8, 2022

Orange County, CA

Hyatt Regency Orange County 11999 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92840 Phone: 714-750-1234

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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