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Fisheries Commission, Pacific States Marine

Established in 1947 by consent of Congress, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is an interstate compact agency that helps resource agencies and the fishing industry sustainably manage Pacific Ocean resources in a five-state region. Member states include California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska; each represented by three Commissioners. PSMFC's primary goal is to promote and support policies and actions to conserve, develop, and manage the fishery resources in the five member states. This is accomplished through coordinating research activities, monitoring fishing activities, and facilitating a wide variety of projects. Commission members set policy, approve budgets, and provide direction to staff for all Commission activities.