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Chronology of NAFO documents and publications

References

31 August 2012

References

ICNAF

ICNAF Symposia

30 August 2012

ICNAF Symposia

At the first meeting of ICNAF in 1951, several biological seminars were held during the evenings to determine “what scientific knowledge is lacking in the NW Atlantic fisheries and how should it be acquired”. essentially the first ICNAF symposia. 

ICNAF Management

30 August 2012

ICNAF Management

Regulation of the fisheries

ICNAF - Catches

30 August 2012

ICNAF - Catches

Landings of groundfish

Science and Statistics

30 August 2012

Science and Statistics

The development of fisheries, biological and hydrographic data collection, scientific research, assessment methods and provision of advice

To support scientific evaluation of the effects of exploitation, STACRES considered the following: landed weights by year, area and species for at least five principal species; by size; annual fishing effort; and estimates of discards, for the development of means for maintaining maximum sustained yield. Thus, the concept of MSY (maximum sustainable yield) was expressed early on by ICNAF as a management objective. This concept was broadened in 1971 to one of achieving optimal utilization.

The Commission

30 August 2012

The Commission

The decision making body and its committees

The Commission, composed of up to three representatives of each Contracting Party, was responsible for carrying out the tasks laid out in the Convention. The composition of Contracting Parties changed over time as countries became more or less involved in fisheries in the Convention area.

ICNAF MAPS

30 August 2012

ICNAF MAPS

More detailed information about the NAFO Area and the delineation of geographic Areas can be found in "The Delimitation of Fishing Areas in the Northwest Atlantic", By R. G. Halliday and A. T. Pinhorn, JNAFS, Vol. 10

ICNAF Convention

30 August 2012

ICNAF Convention

International Convention for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Commission

The treaty, entered into force on July 3, 1950 to
"investigate, protect and conserve fisheries of the northwest Atlantic Ocean, in order to make possible the maintenance of a maximum sustained catch from those fisheries".
Thus, the concept of sustainable use of fishery resources was introduced.

International Commission for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (ICNAF)

30 August 2012

International Commission for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (ICNAF)

1949 to 1978

Formation of ICNAF – events leading up to the 1949 conference 

The first regulatory convention that pertained to the North Atlantic was the 1943 Draft Convention relating to the Policing of Fisheries and Measures for the Protection of Immature Fish (Halliday and Pinhorn 1996, Sen 1997). However, Canada and USA shared doubts that North American interests would be well served by a North Atlantic-wide organization dominated by European states. That convention never came into force in the northwest Atlantic.
 

Introduction

30 April 2009

Introduction

Historical Overview of the Northwest Atlantic Fishery

John Cabot, n.d.
John Cabot in the Matthew off Cape Bonavista in 1497.

Painting by C. Dinsmore.
From J. R. Smallwood, ed., The Book of Newfoundland, Vol. 2 (St. John's: Newfoundland Book Publishers, 1937). 

Special Publication No. 11 (Issued August 1980) (7406 kb)

31 August 1980

Special Publication No. 11 (Issued August 1980) (7406 kb)

Index and List of Titles of ICNAF Publications, 1951-1979

Vol. 29

30 June 1980

Vol. 29

(1978-79)

Annual Report (formerly Annual Proceedings)

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Selected Papers No. 6

31 January 1980

Selected Papers No. 6

(Issued January 1980)

ICNAF - Research Documents - 1979

ICNAF - Summary Documents - 1979

Redbook 1979

31 December 1979

Redbook 1979

Research Bulletin No. 14

30 September 1979

Research Bulletin No. 14

(Issued Sep 1979)

Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of ICNAF

Redbook 1978

31 December 1978

Redbook 1978

ICNAF - Research Documents - 1978

ICNAF - Summary Documents - 1978

Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of ICNAF

Selected Papers No. 5

31 August 1978

Selected Papers No. 5

(Issued August 1978)

Selected Papers No. 4

30 August 1978

Selected Papers No. 4

Special issue on shrimp (Pandalus borealis) (Issued August 1978)

Selected Papers No. 3

28 February 1978

Selected Papers No. 3

(Issued January 1978)

Redbook 1977

31 December 1977

Redbook 1977

Vol. 27

31 December 1977

Vol. 27

(1976-77)

Annual Report (formerly Annual Proceedings)

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ICNAF - Research Documents - 1977

ICNAF - Summary Documents - 1977

STATISTICAL BULLETIN VOL 26 for the year 1976

Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of ICNAF

Vol. 26

31 August 1977

Vol. 26

(1975-76)

Annual Report (formerly Annual Proceedings)

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Selected Papers No. 2

28 February 1977

Selected Papers No. 2

(Issued February 1977)

STATISTICAL BULLETIN VOL 25 for the year 1975

ICNAF - Research Documents - 1976

Redbook 1976

31 December 1976

Redbook 1976

ICNAF - Summary Documents - 1976

Research Bulletin No. 12

31 October 1976

Research Bulletin No. 12

(Issued Oct 1976)

Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of ICNAF

Vol. 25

30 April 1976

Vol. 25

(1974-75)

Annual Report (formerly Annual Proceedings)

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Selected Papers No. 1

29 February 1976

Selected Papers No. 1

(Issued February 1976)

ICNAF - Research Documents - 1975

Redbook 1975

31 December 1975

Redbook 1975

ICNAF - Summary Documents - 1975

Research Bulletin No. 11

30 November 1975

Research Bulletin No. 11

(Issued Nov 1975)

Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of ICNAF

Special Publication No. 10 (Issued November 1975)

30 November 1975

Special Publication No. 10 (Issued November 1975)

Symposium on Environmental Conditions in the Newfoundland Grand Bank Area in 1972 and their Effect on Fishery Trends

Redbook 1974

31 December 1974

Redbook 1974

ICNAF - Research Documents - 1974

ICNAF - Summary Documents - 1974

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