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 28 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.