The Pacific Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils in the U.S. and recommends commercial & recreational fishery management measures for Federal waters off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. All Council recommendations are subject to approval by National Marine Fisheries Service. The Council has five public meetings a year. The March 2019 Council meeting will be held in Vancouver, Washington; the public comment deadline for the meeting is 5 p.m. on February 7. The supplemental public comment deadline is 5 p.m. on February 26.