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Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Activities

Section 212 of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Convention Act of 1995 (16 U.S.C. 5601 et seq .) requires that the Secretary of Commerce prepare an annual report to the Congress on the activities of the NAFO Fisheries Commission, the General Council, the Scientific Council, and the Consultative Committee established under Section 208 of the Act.

Section 213(a) of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Convention Act of 1995 (16 U.S.C. 5601 et seq .) requires that the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Secretary of State, shall promptly seek to establish a new practice for allocating quotas under the Convention that: (1) is predictable and transparent; (2) provides fishing opportunities for all members of the Organization; and (3) is consistent with the Straddling Stocks Agreement. Section 213(b) of the Act requires that the Secretary of Commerce include in annual reports under Section 212: (1) a description of the results of negotiations held pursuant to subsection (a); (2) an identification of barriers to achieving such an allocation practice; and (3) recommendations for any further legislation that is necessary to achieve such a new practice.

The Office of International Affairs has produced the annual report on the activities of NAFO since 1998.


For more information, contact :

Patrick E. Moran
Trade and Marine Stewardship Division (F/IA2)
Office of International Affairs
National Marine Fisheries Service
1315 East-West Highway, Room 12605
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (301) 713-2276
Fax: (301) 713-2313
e-mail: pat.moran@noaa.gov


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