Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) is the largest and most active trade association of commercial fishermen on the West Coast. PCFFA has led the fishing industry in protecting the rights of fishermen and fishing communities since 1976, constantly fighting for the long-term survival of commercial fishing as a productive livelihood and way of life.
San Francisco Crab Boat Owners' Association, founded in 1907, is the oldest fishing association on the west coast.
Golden Gate Salmon Association is a coalition of salmon advocates that includes commercial and recreational salmon fishermen, businesses, restaurants, tribes, environmentalists, elected officials, families, and communities that rely on salmon.
Pacific Fisheries Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council process emphasizes public participation and involvement in fisheries management.