Highly Migratory Species Management Team

Ms. Elizabeth Hellmers and Dr. Stephen Stohs are the Co-Chairs of the Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT). See the current HMSMT roster. The staff officer of the HMSMT is Kit Dahl.

Plan development, technical, and 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.

Technical and Management Teams monitor fisheries and prepare stock assessments and fishery impact analyses. They may monitor catch rates and management impacts, analyze or recommend harvest limits, develop rebuilding plans, or conduct other tasks assigned by the Council.