Pink Salmon Management and Research


Pink salmon are managed through a cooperative process involving various international, federal, tribal, and state actions.

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC)

Comprised of Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States, the NPAFC prohibits commercial fishing for all Pacific salmon beyond national boundaries the 200-mile zone of the coastal states and works together to prohibit targeting salmon by commercial fishing boats in international waters, and minimize by-catch of salmon.

North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC)

One of eight regional councils in the U.S. that was established by federal law to help conserve the countries fisheries. The council prepares fishery management plans which become federal law and applies to saltwater between 3 and 200 miles from the shores of the western U.S. states.

Pacific Salmon Commission

Pink salmon along the west coast of North America are cooperatively managed by the United States and Canada under a treaty that created a governing body called the Pacific Salmon Commission.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G)

AFD&G manages pink salmon in fresh waters of the state and in saltwater extending 3 nautical miles from the coast.