Pacific Marine Fisheries Compact Law and Legal Definition

Pacific Marine Fisheries Compact is a federal state organization that promotes for a better utilization of fisheries, marine and shell which are of mutual concern. It also facilitates in developing a joint program of protection and prevention of physical waste of such fisheries in all of those areas of the Pacific Ocean and adjacent waters.

The following is an example of the state statute (California) explaining about the appointment and qualifications of members of the compact:

Cal Fish & G Code § 14100 states that in furtherance of the provisions contained in the compact there shall be three members of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission from the State of California, appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. One such commissioner shall be the administrative or other officer of the department or agency of this state charged with the conservation of its marine fisheries resources; another commissioner shall be a Member of the Legislature of this state who is a member of a committee on interstate cooperation of the said Legislature, and another member shall be a citizen of this state who shall have wide knowledge of and interest in the marine fisheries problem.