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NAFO Annual Meeting Press Release 2017

Report of the NAFO Scientific Council and its Standing Committees, 01 - 15 June 2017

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

Report of the NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on Ecosystem Approach...

Report of the NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on Risk-Based Management...

Report of the Scientific Council Greenland Halibut Stock Assessment and Management Strategy...

Report of the NAFO Working Group on Improving Efficiency of NAFO Working Group Process (E-WG)...

Report of the NAFO STACTIC Observer Program Review Working Group (WG-OPR)

Report of the NAFO Joint Fisheries Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on Risk-Based...

Report of the SC Working Group on Ecosystem Science and Assessment (WG-ESA), 9-17 November 2016

Report of the Joint Advisory Group on Data Manager (JAGDM) Meeting

Annual Report - 2016

Annual Report - 2016 14 June 2017

Annual Report - 2016

Read all about NAFO's activities, events, discussions and decisions for 2016

Download (10 MB)

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  • Internship
  • Performance Review
  • Other RFMOs
  • MCS-website

Jobs - Internal and External

INTERNAL - None available. Please check back another time.

EXTERNAL - Vacancy announcements :

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

  • International Ocean Institute (IOI).
  • 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 ( 

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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