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Selected State Government Sites & Federal/State Commissions
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Membership includes states from Maine to Florida.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council
Membership includes Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Manages fishery resources in Gulf of Mexico federal waters. Includes representatives from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, & Texas.
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Established by Congress in 1949 to promote better utilization of the fisheries, marine, shell and anadromous, of the seaboard of the Gulf of Mexico, by the development of a joint program for promoting and protecting Gulf of Mexico fisheries..
Mid-Atlantic Marine Fisheries Management Council
Authority extends from three to 200 miles off the coasts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Although the Mid-Atlantic Council includes voting members from North Carolina, the South Atlantic Council has primary management authority over federal waters off the coast of North Carolina.
New England Fishery Management Council
Established in 1976, is charged with conserving and managing fishery resources from three to 200 miles off the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Pacific Fishery Management Council
The Council has jurisdiction over the U.S. West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone (3-200 miles offshore). The Council manages commercial, recreational and tribal fisheries for about 119 species of salmon, groundfish, coastal pelagic species, and highly migratory species in Federal waters.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Congressionally established in 1947, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) is an interstate compact agency that helps resource agencies and the fishing industry sustainably manage our valuable Pacific Ocean resources in a five-state region. Member states include California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Responsible for conserving & managing fishery resources in federal waters ranging from 3 to 200-miles off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and east Florida to Key West.