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The annual meeting took place at the Holiday Inn, Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Quota Table for 2003

Press Release

Meeting Proceedings of the General Council and Fisheries Commission

Other Meetings included:

General Council/STACFAC

  • 27-30 March, Washington, DC, USA
    Meeting of the Working Group on Allocation of Fishing Rights and Meeting on the Shrimp Stocks in the Regulatory Area
  • 29-31 May, Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Meeting of the Working Group on Dispute Settlement Procedures (DSP)

Fisheries Commission/STACTIC

  • 27-29 June, Holiday Inn, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
    STACTIC Meeting on Observer Program and review of Conservation and Enforcement Measures and operation of hail system
  • 30 June, Holiday Inn, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
    STACTIC Technical Working Group on Communications

Scientific Council

Scientific Council Reports 2003

  • 31 March-4 April 2003, Delta St. John's Hotel and Conference Centre, St. John's, NL, Canada
    Workshop on the Precautionary Approach to Fisheries Management
  • 5-19 June, Alderney Landing, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada
    Regular meeting on stock assessments
  • 10-12 September, Holiday Inn, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
    Workshop on "Mapping and Geostatistical Methods for Fisheries Stock Assessment" convenors: Dave Kulka (Canada) and Lisa Hendrikson (USA)
  • 5-11 November, NAFO Headquarters, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
    To conduct assessments on shrimp in Division 3M, Subareas 0 and 1, and Denmark Strait.

Officers of the Organization

General Council
David Bevan (Canada)  President of the organization and
Chairman of the General Council
Terje Lobach (Norway) Vice-Chairman of the General Council
G. Fred Kingston (EU) - Chair of STACFAD
Deidre Warner-Kramer (USA)) - Vice-Chair of STACFAD
D. Silvestre (France in respect of St. Pierre et Miquelon) - Chair of STACFAC
N. Bouffard (Canada) - Vice-Chair of STACFAC
Scientific Council
Ralph Mayo (USA) (to 19 September) Chairman of the Scientific Council
M. Joanne Morgan (Canada) (from 19 September)  
M. Joanne Morgan (Canada) (to 19 September) Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council and Chairman of STACREC
Antonio Vazquez (EU) (from 19 September)  
Don E. Stansbury (Canada) (to 19 September) -Chairman of STACFIS
Hilario Murua (EU) (from 19 September)  
Manfred Stein (EU) -Chairman of STACPUB
Eugene Colbourne (Canada) - Chairman of STACFEN
Fisheries Commission
Dean Swanson (USA) Chairman of the Fisheries Commission
Boris Prischepa (Russian Federation) Vice-Chairman of the Fisheries Commission
Mads Trolle Nedergaard (Denmark in respect of Faroe Islands and Greenland) - Chairman of STACTIC
Executive Secretary
Johanne Fischer  















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 August 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)
Ukraine (30 August 1999) United States of America (29 November 1995)

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 3P6

Tel: +1 902 468-5590