The PCFG Consortium is composed of a people studying or managing the Pacific Coast Feeding Group (PCFG) of gray whales. PCFG gray whales generally winter in the lagoons of Baja California and spend the summer and fall foraging along the NW Pacific coast of the United States and Canada, extending primarily between northern California and northern British Columbia (41° – 52° N, excluding the Puget Sound region).
The PCFG consortium was formed in 2020. Our vision is to foster and advance research through improved collaboration and communication among groups to further our scientific understanding of this feeding group and thus aid management through informed regulatory decisions.
On our website you can find information about our charter, our current members and membership policy, our data availability and sharing processes, our recommended data collection methods, our annual meetings, and other relevant resources.