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Regional Fishery Management Council Contacts

The eight regional fishery management councils (councils) are responsible for managing fisheries in the area seaward of any states, commonwealths, territories, or possessions within their jurisdiction. This area—the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)—spans 3 to 200 miles offshore; or 9 to 200 miles offshore in western Florida and Texas. The councils develop fishery management plans and management measures for the fisheries within their jurisdiction, and NOAA Fisheries approves and implements those plans and measures.
 
Below is a list of the eight councils, their jurisdictions, and contact information.
New England Fishery Management Council Logo NEW ENGLAND FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Maine • Massachusetts • Rhode Island • New Hampshire • Connecticut
Tom Nies, Executive Director
50 Water St., Mill 2  •  Newburyport, MA 01950
978-465-0492  • Fax 978-465-3116 • www.nefmc.org
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Logo MID-ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
New York • New Jersey • Delaware • Pennsylvania • Maryland • Virginia • North Carolina
Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director
800 North State St., Suite 201  •  Dover, DE 19901-3910
302-674-2331 or 877-446-2362 • Fax 302-674-5399 • www.mafmc.org
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council LogoSOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
North Carolina • South Carolina • Georgia • Florida
Robert K. Mahood, Executive Director
4055 Faber Place Dr., Suite 201  •  N. Charleston, SC 29405
843-571‐4366 or 866-723-6210 • Fax 843-769-4520 • www.safmc.net
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council LogoGULF OF MEXICO FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Texas • Louisiana • Mississippi • Alabama • Florida
Doug Gregory, Executive Director
2203 North Lois Ave., Suite 1100  •  Tampa, FL 33607
813-348‐1630 or 888-833-1844 • Fax 813-348-1711 •  www.gulfcouncil.org
Caribbean Fishery Management CouncilCARIBBEAN FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
U.S. Virgin Islands • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Miguel A. Rol?n, Executive Director
268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Suite 1108  •  San Juan, PR 00918
787-766-5926  •  Fax 787-766-6239 • www.caribbeanfmc.com
Pacific Fishery Management Council LogoPACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
California • Washington • Oregon • Idaho
Donald O. Mc Isaac, Executive Director
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101  •  Portland, OR 97220
503-820‐2280 or 866-806-7204 • Fax 503-820-2299 • www.pcouncil.org
North Pacific Fishery Management Council LogoNORTH PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Alaska • Washington • Oregon
Chris W. Oliver, Executive Director
605 West 4th Ave., Suite 306  •  Anchorage, AK 99501
907-271-2809 • Fax 907-271-2817 • www.npfmc.org
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council LogoWESTERN PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Hawaii • American Samoa • Guam • Northern Mariana Islands
Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director 
1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400 • Honolulu, HI 96813
808-522-8220 • Fax 808-522-8226 • www.wpcouncil.org