The Transboundary Management Guidance Committee (TMGC) convenes working meetings to deliberate over and develop guidance for consistent management of transboundary resources. These meetings are attended by members of TMGC and invited experts. The TMGC also presides over public consultations to receive information from fishermen about management considerations for transboundary resources.

Observer Participation Policy

Meetings of the TMGC, regardless of the host country, are open to members of the public. Notice of upcoming meetings will be posted on the TMGC website. Further, the U.S. and Canadian co-chairs of the TMGC may stipulate guidelines regarding public participation, including but not limited to:

  • In the interest of time, oral comment periods may be limited during the course of the meeting. The meeting agenda may also stipulate specific times for public comment periods.
  • The length of oral statements may be monitored or limited.
  • Canadian and U.S. delegations may continue to hold private working sessions for delegation members only.
  • Meeting proceedings may not be publicized prior to the official report of the TMGC unless otherwise agreed upon by the TMGC co-chairs.

For Further Information on TMGC

For further information on TMGC and previous minutes of meetings please refer to