MissionObjectives The main objective of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) is to promote the conservation of anadromous stocks in the Convention Area. Main functionFunctions The main functions of the Commission are:
Strategies Conservation measures under the Convention are:
NPAFC area of competence - High seasSpecies and stocks coverage For the purpose of the Convention, seven salmonid species are designated as anadromous fish: chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta), coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), cherry salmon (Oncorhynchus masou), and steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Legal framework Established by the Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean, signed in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 11 February 1992 and entered into force on 16 February 1993. It replaced the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific, which had been in force since 1952.
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http://www.npafc.org/new/publications/HandBook/English%20(page1-44).pdf LanguagesEnglish, Japanese, Korean, Russian. Organizations involved StructureCommission The Commission is the main body of the NPAFC. The Commission is composed of the member parties. Each party may appoint to the Commission not more than three representatives who may be accompanied at the meetings of the Commission by experts and advisers. The Commission meets at least once annually. Committee on Enforcement (ENFO) Since the establishment of the NPAFC, the parties have cooperated on the exchange of information regarding violation of the provisions of the Convention and on the exchange of enforcement plans and actions. The ENFO of the NPAFC has significantly improved coordination of the parties' enforcement operations in recent years. Committee on Scientific Research and Statistics (CSRS) At the CSRS, the parties submit their scientific research plans for salmon, report the results of their previous scientific researches and statistical data of their catches and fry releases, and discuss the scientific research cooperation among the parties. The CSRS has established the following subcommittee and working groups:
Other information on activities related to enforcement and science are also available on the Web site of the Commission . Publications The NPAFC produces a number of annual reports, handbook, NPAFC documents, bulletins, technical reports, newsletters, statistical yearbooks and other miscellaneous documentation.
They are available on the NPAFC Web site.