A canary rockfish stares into the camera lens


The Council manages a diverse array of species under the groundfish fishery management plan, including more than 65 rockfish species; flatfish, such as petrale sole and Dover sole; and roundfish, such as sablefish and Pacific whiting (hake). Most groundfish are caught with trawl and longline gear, with small amounts caught by other kinds of hook-and-line gear.

Upcoming Council Meeting

June Council meeting

Jun 8–14, 2022

Vancouver, WA

Hilton Vancouver Washington 301 W. Sixth Street Vancouver, WA 98660 USA Phone: 360-993-4500

A brown and green spotted lingcod sits on a rock


John DeVore

Todd Phillips