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  1. Objectives and main functions
  2. Area of competence
  3. Species and stocks coverage
  4. Members
  5. Further information
Objectives and main functions

The objectives of the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) are for each Party to conduct its fisheries and its salmon enhancement programs so as to prevent overfishing and provide for optimum production; and to provide for each Party to receive benefits equivalent to the production of salmon originating in its waters.

The PSC recommends fishery regimes (including the recommended total allowable catch) for the Parties, based on the Parties’ annual reports of their fishing activities.

Area of competenceTransboundary rivers, and salmon-spawning rivers belonging to one Party, where the salmon are subject to capture by the other Party.
PSC area of competence - National waters, Inland waters
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries. Dashed lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.
Species and stocks coverageAll Pacific salmon stocks. The Commission also takes into account the conservation of steelhead trout, while fulfilling its functions. Members

Member: Canada, United States of America.

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