West Coast Recreational Fisheries Coordinator & Team

A Recreational Fisheries Coordinator and Team manages recreational fisheries issues for NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region. With leadership from Heidi Taylor, Chief of the West Coast Region's Highly Migratory Species Branch, the team works with the agency's partners to enhance recreational fishing opportunity through improving recreational fisheries science and data, and facilitating research and implementation of recreational fishing stewardship — or "ethical angling" — practices.  Questions related to West Coast recreational fisheries can be directed to Kelly Ames and your local representative from the West Coast Region Recreational Fisheries Team identified below.