Salmon Commission, Pacific

Conserves the Pacific Salmon in order to achieve optimum production, and second, to divide the harvests so that each country reaps the benefits of its investment in salmon management. The commission was formed by the governments of Canada and the United States to implement the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
Board Website
Policy AreaNatural Resources and Environment
Governor Appointments1
Total Board Positions16
Statutory AuthorityFederal Pacific Salmon Treaty Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3631)
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
Term Length (years)4
Statutory Term LimitsNone
Member Requirements: One resident of the States of Oregon or Washington who is knowledgeable or experienced concerning Pacific salmon, appointed by the President from a list of at least six qualified individuals nominated by the Governors of those States. One alternate from the same list to be designated by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of the Interior.