Pacific Fishery Management Council

Managing Pacific coast fisheries

Whether you are interested in fish because they’re your livelihood, your joy, your food, or your job, we have a way for you to get involved.

A transparent public process

The Pacific Fishery Management Council manages fisheries for about 119 species of salmon, groundfish, coastal pelagic species (sardines, anchovies, and mackerel), and highly migratory species (tunas, sharks, and swordfish) on the West Coast of the United States. We are one of eight regional fishery management councils established by Congress in 1976.

Current Council Meeting

Nov 14–20, 2019

Costa Mesa, CA

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa 3050 Bristol StreetCosta Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: 714-540-7000

Previous Council Meeting

Sep 11–18, 2019

Boise, ID

The Riverside Hotel 2900 Chinden Blvd Boise, ID 83714 Phone: 208-343-1871

Groundfish

Groundfish

Salmon

Salmon

Coastal Pelagic Species

Coastal Pelagic Species

Highly Migratory Species

Highly Migratory Species

Ecosystem-Based Management

Ecosystem-Based Management

Habitat

Habitat

Pacific Halibut

Pacific Halibut

Electronic Monitoring

Electronic Monitoring