North Pacific Fishery Management Council
Develops fishery management plans and makes ongoing decisions regarding federally managed fisheries out to 200 miles from shore. NPFMC is advisory to the National Marine Fisheries Service. Both operate under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The NPFMC meets five times a year, usually three times in Anchorage, once in an Alaskan fishing community, and once in either Seattle or Portland.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Federal agency responsible for managing U.S. fisheries and complying with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act. NMFS approves decisions made by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council