NAFO Meeting Details

NAFO Accredited Observers

(Commission and Scientific Council)

To become a NAFO Accredited Observer:

NAFO Meetings - Calendar of Events

NAFO Bodies and Working Groups

NAFO and its Standing Committees meet throughout the year including regular meetings of:

The Commission, its Standing Committees (STACFAD and STACTIC) and its Working Groups specifically:

  • NAFO Commission Ad Hoc Working Group on Bycatches, Discards and Selectivity (WG-BDS) in the NRA
  • NAFO STACTIC Editorial Drafting Group of the NAFO CEM (EDG)
  • NAFO STACTIC Observer Program Review Working Group (WG-OPR)

Scientific Council, its Standing Committees (STACFEN, STACREC, STACPUB and STACFIS) and Working Group specifically:

  • NAFO Scientific Council Working Group on Ecosystem Science and Assessment (WG-ESA)

Various NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Groups specifically:

  • NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Catch Estimation Strategy Advisory Group (CESAG) formerly NAFO Joint Fisheries Commission-Scientific Council Ad Hoc Working Group on Catch Reporting (WG-CR) and NAFO Ad hoc Joint FC-SC Catch Data Advisory Group (CDAG)
  • NAFO Working Group on Improving Efficiency of NAFO Working Group Process (E-WG)
  • NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on Ecosystem Approach Framework to Fisheries Management (WG-EAFFM)
  • NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on Risk-Based Management Strategies (WG-RBMS)

Various Joint Working Groups, in cooperation with other RFMOs, specifically:

  • Joint Advisory Group on Data Management (JAGDM)
  • ICES/NAFO Joint Working Group on Deep-water Ecology (WG-DEC)
  • ICES/NAFO/NAMMCO Working Group on Harp and Hooded Seals (WG-HARP)
  • NAFO/ICES Pandalus Assessment Meeting (NIPAG)


Contact us

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(Burnside Industrial Park)
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Canada B3B 1K8

Tel: +1 902 468-5590
Fax: +1 902 468-5538