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NAFO Secretariat

The Secretariat provides administrative services to the Organization. Its chief administrative officer is the Executive Secretary who is appointed by the Commission.

Duties of the Secretariat include:

  • make all arrangements necessary for the Commission and Scientific Council meetings;
  • prepare and transmit draft provisional and provisional agendas;
  • address communications to the Depository Government;
  • receive the credentials of the representatives and of observers at annual and special meetings and report thereon to the Commission as required; and
  • perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Commission, its Chair, or the Chair of a committee.        

Fred Kingston is the current Executive Secretary and has held the position since January 2014.

Executive Secretary Information

Secretariat Staff

NAFO Secretariat

Back row (left to right): Jana Aker, Fred Kingston, Ricardo Federizon, Tom Blasdale, Matt Kendall, Alexis Pacey, Lisa LeFort 

Front row (left to right):Dayna Bell MacCallum, Stan Goodick, DJ Laycock, Sarah Guile

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Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
Summit Place
1601 Lower Water Street 
Suite 401
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 3P6

Tel: +1 902 468-5590
Fax: +1 902 468-5538