The Scientific Council (SC) is a constituent body of NAFO as laid out in the NAFO Convention. The Scientific Council compiles and maintains statistics and records, and publishes information pertaining to the fisheries including environmental and ecological factors. Upon request, Scientific Council also provides advice for the Commission and Coastal States on stocks and the conservation and management of fishery resources.
The functions of the Scientific Council may, where appropriate, be carried out in cooperation with other public or private organizations having related objectives.
Each Contracting Party is a member of the Scientific Council and appoints its own representatives.
Chair: Diana González-Troncoso (European Union), elected September 2023
vice-Chair: Mark Simpson (Canada), elected September 2023
Reports of the Scientific Council and its Standing Committees can be found here: