Advisory groups

Advisory subpanels

Advisory subpanels represent the commercial and recreational fishing industry, tribes, the public, and conservation interests. They advise the Council on fishery management issues (such as annual management measures, fishery management plans, and amendments) and provide input into fishery management planning. Members are selected by a Council vote and serve three-year terms.

The Council has five advisory subpanels, one for each fishery management plan:

Other advisory bodies

Standing committees

Standing committees are made up of current Council members. The Budget Committee generally meets three times a year to review the Council’s budget status and grant proposals, and the Legislative Committee monitors federal legislation.

Ad hoc committees

Ad-hoc committees are created to serve special needs. Ad-hoc committees that currently exist are listed below with month/year they were formed:

  • Cost Recovery Committee (June 2011)
  • Ecosystem Workgroup (June 2013)
  • Equity and Environmental Justice Committee (April 2023)
  • Groundfish Electronic Monitory Policy Advisory Committee (June 2013)
  • Groundfish Electronic Monitory Technical Advisory Committee (June 2013)
  • Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup (June 2023)
  • Marine Planning Committee (June 2021)
  • Sacramento River Fall Chinook Workgroup (June 2023)