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NAFO Working Groups

NAFO has various Working Groups operating under the direction of its two constituent bodies, specifically:

Working Groups operating under the direction of the NAFO Commission

  • NAFO Commission Ad Hoc Working Group on Bycatches, Discards and Selectivity (WG-BDS) in the NRA 
    Terms of Reference: NAFO/FC Doc. 13-25
  • NAFO Ad hoc virtual NAFO Website Re-design Working Group: Phase II – Data Classification

Working Groups operating under the direction of the Standing Committee of International Control (STACTIC)

  • NAFO STACTIC Editorial Drafting Group of the NAFO CEM (EDG)
  • NAFO STACTIC Observer Program Review Working Group (WG-OPR)
    Terms of Reference: NAFO/COM Doc. 17-24

Working Groups operating under the direction of the NAFO Scientific Council

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

Working Groups operating under the joint direction of the Commission and Scientific Council

  • NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on Risk-Based Management Strategies (WG-RBMS)
    Terms of Reference: NAFO/FC Doc. 13-18
  • NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on Improving Efficiency of NAFO Working Group Process (E-WG)
    Terms of Reference: NAFO/FC-SC Doc. 16-05

Meeting reports of the NAFO Working Groups can be found here: https://www.nafo.int/Library/NAFOdocuments


Various Joint Working Groups, in cooperation with other RFMOs, specifically:

  • Joint Advisory Group on Data Management (JAGDM)
  • ICES/NAFO Joint Working Group on Deep-water Ecology (WG-DEC)
  • ICES/NAFO/NAMMCO Working Group on Harp and Hooded Seals (WG-HARP)
  • NAFO/ICES Pandalus Assessment Meeting (NIPAG)

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