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, FMPs, 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 FMP being developed or monitored:

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 on Council operations and West Coast fisheries and may develop positions and a course of action for Council consideration.

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:

  • Climate and Communities Core Team (March 2019)
  • Climate Scenarios Investigation Workgroup (September 2018)
  • Cost Recovery Committee (June 2011)
  • Ecosystem Workgroup (June 2013)
  • Groundfish Electronic Monitory Policy Advisory Committee (June 2013)
  • Groundfish Electronic Monitory Technical Advisory Committee (June 2013)
  • Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee (April 2018)
  • Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup (April 2019)