The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018, has observed that the trend of the world’s marine fish stocks has been overexploited, depleted, and has exhibited decreasing trend within the fraction of biologically sustainable levels. While these situations are an alarming call proving that some managements were not as effective as they should, there are still grounds for optimism. There has been the success of fisheries management in a few regions in Pacific Ocean. In this paper, using secondary data analysis, a comparison of coastal pelagic fisheries between the two regions is being assessed. Malaysia needs marine resources especially as food security, tourism and economic contribution as well as being an important region for global conservation. Thus, this paper provides a list of proposed sustainable management strategies by referring to the management of commercial pelagic fisheries performed by Oregon, United States.