Resources: State and Federal Management Contacts

Federal waters (3-200 miles offshore)

Coastal Pelagic Species

  • Mr. Joshua Lindsay
    West Coast Region, National Marine Fisheries Service
    501 W. Ocean Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90892
    Telephone: 562-980-4034


  • Federal regulations: NMFS public notices (from National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS); this is the “final word” in regulations)
  • Current seasons (from PFMC; focuses on measures adopted by the Council)
  • NMFS Groundfish Branch phone number: (206) 526-6140; or contact Ms. Karen Palmigiano, NMFS (206) 526-4491


  • Federal management measures (from NMFS website, please scroll to “Regulations”; this is the “final word” in regulations; includes inseason adjustments)
  • Current seasons (from PFMC)
  • Federal ocean salmon hotline (800) 662-9825 or (206) 526-6667. Recorded message is updated to provide inseason changes to the regulations as they occur.


Highly Migratory Species

  • Ms. Heidi Taylor
    West Coast Region, National Marine Fisheries Service
    501 West Ocean Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Telephone: 562-980-4039


State Waters (0-3 miles offshore, and inshore)

Washington (all species)

  • Ms. Lorna Wargo
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    48 Devonshire Road
    Montesano, WA 98563
    Telephone: 360-249-1221
    Fax: 360-249-1229
  • Washington state waters (commercial and sport – WDFW)
  • Washington fishing hotline: (360) 902-2500

Oregon (all species)

California (all species)

  • Samara Molitor
    Regional Manager Assistant, Marine Region
    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    1933 Cliff Dr., Suite 9
    Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    Phone: (805) 568-0216
    Fax: (805) 568-1235
  • California fishing regulations (CDFW)
  • California ocean salmon regulations hotline (707) 576-3429
  • California recreational groundfish fishing regulations hotline (831) 649-2801

Idaho (all species)