Highly Migratory Species Management Team

Alan Sarich is the Chair and Elizabeth Hellmers is the Vice-Chair of the Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT). The staff officer of the HMSMT is Kit Dahl.

Management teams are working groups of state, Federal, tribal, and nongovernmental biologists and economists. Members serve indefinite terms and are selected by a vote of the Council. They monitor fisheries and prepare stock assessments and fishery impact analyses. They may also monitor catch rates and management impacts, analyze or recommend harvest limits, develop rebuilding plans, or conduct other tasks assigned by the Council.

A tuna leaps out of the ocean
Pacific bluefin tuna at Forty Mile Bank, California.
Photo: Tom Benson, Flickr Creative Commons

HMSMT Council Meeting Dashboard

November 2023 Council Meeting
Advisory GroupStatusIn Person / VirtualMeeting Room / Meeting ID
Highly Migratory Species Management TeamMeetingIn PersonGranada (Second Floor)

Upcoming Council Meeting

March Council meeting

Mar 5–11, 2024


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