Pacific Fishery Management Council Activities

The Pacific Fishery Management Council The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.(PFMC) was established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 as one of eight regional fishery management councils. The PFMC has jurisdiction over about 119 species of salmon, groundfish, coastal pelagic species and highly migratory species in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and California and is also active in international fishery management. Researchers from the Fisheries Resources Division of the SWFSC are involved with the PFMC's Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fisheries Management Plan Development Team. They work with the other team members on the draft plan, with direction from the Council and input from the HMS Advisory Panel and the public at regular public meetings. Their work includes developing stock assessments and compiling life history and essential fish habitat information for the five shark species: blue shark (Prionace glauca), mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), common thresher (Alopias vulpinus), pelagic thresher (Alopias pelagicus), and bigeye thresher (Alopias superciliosus). 

Meet the SWFSC staff involved with PFMC: Stephen Stohs and Tim Sippel

                                                          Pacific Fishery Management Council's Fishery Management Plan for Highly Migratory Species



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