The inaugural meeting of NAFO was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
8-9 March 1979.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Dr A. W. May of the Depository Government, who welcomed representatives from Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, The European Economic Community (EEC), the Faroe Islands (Denmark), the German Democratic Republic (GDR), Iceland, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, USSR, USA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Other Meetings included:
First Annual Meeting, 30 May - 7 June at the Lord Nelson Hotel In Halifax, NS, Canada
Scientific Council, 13-16 November at NAFO Headquarters, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Scientific Council Report 1979-80
Officers of the Organization: