Important Pacific fisheries include pollock, whiting, albacore tuna, crabs, flatfish, hake, rockfish, sablefish, salmon, shrimp, squid. and others.
In the Pacific region, the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) oversees joint management of Pacific halibut stocks within the convention waters of Canada and the USA. The IPHC sets the total allowable catch (TAC) for halibut, which is implemented by Canada and the USA.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada manages marine resources on the Canadian west coast, including inland salmon fisheries.
Washington, Oregon, and California manage fisheries within their respective state waters. The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) ) and NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) manage the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and California.