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Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup

The staff officer for the Groundfish Endangered Species Work Group is Todd Phillips.

The Pacific Coast Groundfish and Endangered Species Work Group works to ensure that the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery is compliant with the Endangered Species Act in terms of impacts on green sturgeon, eulachon, humpback whales, Steller sea lions, leatherback sea turtles, and short-tailed albatross. This is consistent with the requirements of NMFS and USFWS ESA Section 7(a)(2) biological opinions on the continuing operation of the fishery.