The Commission is a constituent body of NAFO as laid out in Article VI of the NAFO Convention. The Commission is responsible for the fisheries management, control and enforcement, and financial decisions of NAFO. The Commission may refer to the Scientific Council any question pertaining to the scientific basis for the decisions it may need to take concerning fishery resources, the impact of fishing activities on living resources, and the safeguarding of the ecosystem in which these resources are found.
The Commission is the amalgamation of the General Council (GC) and the Fisheries Commission (FC), which occurred when the Amended Convention entered into force on May 18, 2017.
Membership: Each Contracting Party is a member of the Commission and appoints its own representatives, alternate representatives, experts, and advisors.
The Chairperson of the Commission shall serve as the President and principal representative of the Organization.
Chair: Deirdre Warner-Kramer (USA), elected September 2023
vice-Chair: Bernard Briand (SPM), elected September 2023
Reports and decisions of the Commission and its Standing Committees can be found here: https://www.nafo.int/Library/Documents/Commission