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The annual meeting took place at the Palace of Congresses, Havana, Cuba during 9-13 September.

Quota Table for 1985

Meeting Proceedings of General Council and Fisheries Commission 1985

Scientific Council Reports 1985

Other Meetings included:

Scientific Council

  • 16-22 January, Greenland Fisheries and Environmental Research Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
    To provide advice for 1985 on the conservation of shrimp stocks in Subareas 0 and 1 and review the status of the shrimp stock off East Greenland. In addition, the Council reviewed the status of the harp and hooded seal stocks in the Northwest Atlantic.
  • 5-20 June, NAFO Headquarters, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada
    Regular meeting on stock assessments
  • 4-6 September, NAFO Headquarters, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada
    Special Session on "Design and evaluation of biological surveys in relation to stock assessments", with J. Messtorff (EEC-FRG) as convener.

Officers of the Organization:

General Council
V. K. Zilanov (USSR) (to 13 September) President of the organization and
Chairman of the General Council
H. Schmiegelow (EU) (from 13 September)
H. Schmiegelow (EU) (to 13 September) Vice-Chairman of the General Council
K. Plagemann (GDR) (from 13 September)
D. E. Pethick (Canada) Chair of STACFAD
Scientific Council
V. A. Rikhter (USSR) (to 13 September) Chairman of the Scientific Council
J. Messtorff (EU- FRG) (from 13 September)
J. Messtorff (EU- FRG) (to 13 September) Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council and Chairman of STACPUB
J. Beckett (Canada) (from 13 September)
J. Carscadden (Canada) (to 13 September) Chairman of STACFIS
W. R. Bowering (Canada) (from 13 September)
J. Moller Jensen (EU) (to 13 September) Chairman of STACREC
R. Dominguez (Cuba) (from 13 September)
Fisheries Commission
W. M. Murphy (Canada) (to 13 September) Chairman of the Fisheries Commission
J. Varea (Cuba) (from 13 September)
J. A. Varea (Cuba) (to 13 September) Vice-Chairman of the Fisheries Commission
K. Yonezawa (Japan) (from 13 September)
A. A. Volkov (USSR) (to 13 September) Chairman of STACTIC
R. J. Prier (Canada) (from 13 September)
Executive Secretary
J. C. E. Cardoso

Contracting Parties (and dates):

Bulgaria (6 June 1979) Canada (30 November 1978)
Cuba (22 December 1978) Denmark (in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland (30 May 1979)
European Economic Community (EEC) 
(28 December 1978)
German Democratic Republic (GDR)
(28 December 1978)
Iceland (29 December 1978) Japan (4 January 1980)
Norway (28 December 1978) Poland (6 November 1979)
Portugal (27 May 1979) Romania (5 March 1979)
Spain (31 August 1983)  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
(27 December 1978)


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Tel: +1 902 468-5590