Fisheries & Gear

Fisheries locations on the map and the fisheries descriptions available by the links below are intended to provide a general overview of the U.S. fisheries that catch highly migratory species and make landings along the U.S. West Coast. For specific details on West Coast highly migratory fisheries and their management, refer to published data sets made available annually in the Council's  highly migratory species stock assessments and fishery evaluations (SAFE) documents, or regulations published in the Federal Register and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, see 50 CFR part 300 and 50 CFR Part 600.

For more information on Highly Migratory Species, contact  Heidi Taylor at Heidi.Taylor@noaa.gov or 562.980.4039.
For more information or questions on Permits, contact Shannon Penna at Shannon.Penna@noaa.gov or 562.980.4238.