Organizational Structure

The Pacific Salmon Commission is a sixteen-person body with four Commissioners and four alternates each from the United States and Canada, representing the interests of commercial and recreational fisheries as well as federal, state and tribal governments.

There are five regional Panels, four of which report to the Commission. The Commission and Panels carry out their responsibilities aided by scientific advice provided by a number of bilateral Technical Committees.

The PSC is administered through a Secretariat in Vancouver, Canada. The 26 Secretariat staff members include administrative and scientific professionals who facilitate meetings, provide scientific assessments, run field programs and maintain extensive archives dating back to the early 20th century.

Organization Chart


The Commissioners are supported in their work through this organizational structure.

Commissioners


The Commission comprises four Commissioners (and four alternates) from each country as the principle deliberative body.

National Correspondents


Each Party has one National Correspondent who is the primary day to day contact between the Executive Secretary and the respective Parties to the Treaty.

Panels


The Treaty provides for five geographically oriented Panels to provide advice on the conservation and management of selected stocks.

Committees


The Commission and Panels carry out their responsibilities aided by scientific advice provided by a number of bilateral Technical Committees.

The Endowment Funds


The Funds were created by agreement between the United States and Canadian governments in 1999.

Secretariat Staff


The 26 PSC Secretariat staff headquartered in Vancouver, Canada support and enable the Commission to do its work.