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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

Meeting Proceedings

Scientific Council, 13-16 November at NAFO Headquarters, Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Scientific Council Report 1979-80

Officers of the Organization:

General Council
A. W. May, Assistant Deputy Minister,
Atlantic Fisheries (Canada)
President of the organization and
Chairman of the General Council
V. K. Zilanov (USSR) Vice-Chairman of the General Council
D. E. Pethick (Canada) Chairman of STACFAD
Scientific Council
R. H. Letaconnoux (EEC) Chairman of the Scientific Council
R. G. Halliday (Canada) Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council and Chairman of STACPUB
G. H. Winters (Canada) Chairman of STACFIS
A. S. Seliverstov (USSR) Chairman of STACREC
Fisheries Commission
J. C. E. Cardoso (Portugal) Chairman of the Fisheries Commission
J. Farnell (EEC) Vice-Chairman of the Fisheries Commission
A. S. Gaspar (Portugal) Chairman of STACTIC
Executive Secretary
L. R. Day

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) Norway (28 December 1978)
Poland (6 November 1979) Portugal (27 May 1979)
Romania (5 March 1979) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
(27 December 1978)

Contact us

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1601 Lower Water Street 
Suite 401
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 3P6

Tel: +1 902 468-5590