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The annual meeting took place at the Shuvalov Palace. St. Petersburg, Russia during 9-13 September.

Quota Table for 1996

Meeting Proceedings of the General Council and Fisheries Commission 1996

Scientific Council Reports 1997

Other Meetings included:

Standing Committee on Fishing Activities of Non-Contracting Parties in the Regulatory Area (STACFAC)

  • 22-24 May, Brussels, Belgium
    General meeting

Scientific Council

  • 5-19 June, Keddy's Dartmouth Inn, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada
    Regular meeting on stock assessments
  • 4-6 September, Shuvalov Palace. St. Petersburg, Russia
    Workshop on "Assessment of Groundfish Stocks Based on Bottom Trawl Survey Results" with H. Lassen (EU-Denmark) as convenor
  • 15-18 November,NAFO Headquarters, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada
    To conduct assessments on shrimp in Subareas 0 and 1, and Denmark Strait

Officers of the Organization

General Council
A. Rodin (Russia) President of the organization and
Chairman of the General Council
R. Dominguez (Cuba) Vice-Chairman of the General Council
J. Quintal-McGrath (Canada) Chair of STACFAD
G. F. Kingston (EU) Vice-Chair of STACFAD
C. C. Southgate (EEC) (to 9 September) Chair of STACFAC
J.-P. Plé (USA) (from 9 September)
H. Fischer (Denmark in respect of Faroe Islands and Greenland) (to 9 September) Vice-Chair of STACFAC
B. Buch (Denmark in respect of Faroe Islands and Greenland) (from 9 September)
Scientific Council
W. R. Bowering (Canada) Chairman of the Scientific Council
H. P. Cornus (EU) Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council and Chairman of STACPUB
W. B. Brodie (Canada) Chairman of STACFIS
D. Power (Canada)  Chairman of STACREC
M. Stein (EU) Chairman of STACFEN
Fisheries Commission
H. Koster (EU) Chairman of the Fisheries Commission
P. Gullestad (Norway) Vice-Chairman of the Fisheries Commission
D. Bevan (Canada) Chairman of STACTIC
Executive Secretary
L. I. Chepel

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)
Estonia (31 August 1992) European Union (EU) (28 December 1978)
France (in respect of St. Pierre et Miquelon) 
(14 Augsut 1996)
Iceland (29 December 1978)
Japan (4 January 1980) Republic of Korea (21 December 1993)
Latvia (28 August 1992) Lithuania (18 August 1992)
Norway (28 December 1978) Poland (6 November 1979)
Romania (5 March 1979) Russian Federation (successor of USSR)
(1 January 1992)
United States of America (29 November 1995)


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