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Report of the NAFO Commission Ad hoc Working Group to Reflect on the Rules Governing Bycatches,...

Report of the NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Catch Estimation Strategy Advisory Group...

Report of the NAFO Standing Committee on International Control (STACTIC) Intersessional Meeting

Annual Report 2017

15 May 2018

Annual Report 2017

(8.9 MB)

Report of the Review of Input Data for 3M Cod Benchmark Assessment

NAFO Working Group on Ecosystem Science and Assessment (WG-ESA)

22 March 2018

NAFO Working Group on Ecosystem Science and Assessment (WG-ESA)

Dartmouth, NS

07-16 November 2017

(PDF 9 MB)

NAFO CEM - 2018

21 December 2017

NAFO CEM - 2018

Now available online

NAFO CEM 2018 Download the pdf (4.47 MB)

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NPAFC - internship program. Apply by 22 March 2018.

Various Science Positions - Memorial University of Newfoundland
Quantitative Fisheries Scientist, Fisheries Stock Assessment Scientist, and MSc and PhD students

Application information is available in the Training section of our website ( along with the detailed 2015 Course Report.  Questions regarding the programme or application process can be addressed to Madeleine Coffen-Smout, Programme Officer ( 

  • International Ocean Institute (IOI).

The individual will gain experience and knowledge in operations of NAFO as an intergovernmental organization while the NAFO Secretariat will benefit through the presence of an additional professional and his/her capacity and knowledge.

Nature of the Internship
Under the supervision of the Executive Secretary, interns will work on project(s) at the Secretariat relevant to their professional interests, scholarship programs and development needs. Interns may be given a wide variety of tasks related to various aspects of:

  • fisheries management
  • fisheries science
  • databases
  • administrative, meeting coordination, publications; and
  • other NAFO activities delegated by the Executive Secretary.
For more information about the programme, click here. Internship Info

Internship application

In 2009 NAFO established a General Council Performance Assessment Working Group (PAWG) to address the establishment of a performance review to identify the strengths and weaknesses in NAFO, as urged by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 63/112 on Sustainable Fisheries for Regional Fishery Management Organizations (RFMOs). In 2010 the working group met and the terms of the Performance Review were developed. General Council approved terms of reference (ToR) at the September Annual Meeting. The report can be downloaded here.(5.8 MB)

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