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Fishery management plans

The Council manages fisheries for salmon, groundfish, coastal pelagic species (sardines, anchovies, and mackerel), and highly migratory species (tunas, sharks, and swordfish) in the exclusive economic zone (three to 200 miles) off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. The Council also works with the International Pacific Halibut Commission to manage Pacific halibut fisheries. The Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan helps incorporate ecosystem issues into the Council’s fishery management plans.

Explore our fishery management areas by clicking on an image below.

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