The General Council is responsible to supervise and coordinate the organizational, administrative, financial and other internal affairs of the Organization, including the relations among its constituent bodies and external relations of the Organization. It also reviews the membership of the Fisheries Commission and any other authority conferred upon it by the NAFO Convention. Each Contracting Party is a member and appoints to the Council up to three representatives.
The chairperson of General Council also serves as President for NAFO.
Chair: Stéphane Artano (EU)
Vice-Chair: Sylvie Lapointe (Canada)
As of September 2006 General Council has 1 Standing Committee:
At the Annual Meeting it was agreed to incorporate STACFAC (Standing Committee on Non-Contracting Party Fishing Activity) into STACTIC. This merger is reflected in the amended Rules of Procedure and the Conservation and Enforcement Measures.
1. STACFAD = Standing Committee on Finance and Administration
STACFAD consists of representatives from each of at least five Contracting Parties. These representatives are assisted by experts and advisers. STACFAD advises the General Council on:
Chair: Deirdre Warner-Kramer (USA)
Vice-Chair: Elise Lavigne (Canada)