INPFC

International North Pacific Fisheries Commission (1952–1992)

The International North Pacific Fisheries Commission (INPFC) was established by the International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean in 1952, and comprised Canada, Japan, and the United States of America as members. The INPFC contributed significantly to the understanding of the life history and distribution of anadromous species, groundfish, crab, and marine mammals in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. The INPFC dissolved when the NPAFC Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean came into effect on February 16, 1993, and the NPAFC came into existence.

The INPFC International Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean includes 12 articles, annexes and memoranda of understanding.

CONVENTION AND PROTOCOL
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE HIGH SEAS FISHERIES OF THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Signed at Tokyo on May 9, 1952, on behalf of Canada, Japan and the United States.
Came into effect on June 12, 1953, upon the exchange of ratifications by the three Governments at Tokyo… Read more

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE HIGH SEAS FISHERIES OF THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Signed at Tokyo, May 9, 1952
Ratified by the United States, July 30, 1952
Ratified by Canada, May 15, 1953
Ratified by Japan, June 9, 1953… Read more

北太平洋の公海漁業に関する国際条約
1952年5月9日 東京において署名
1952年7月30日 合衆国により批准
1953年5月15日 カナダにより批准
1953年6月9日 日本によ日批准… もっと読む

INPFC Publications

Annual Reports
Statistical Yearbooks

Statistical Yearbooks can be downloaded as Excel files by clicking the links below.

Bulletins
Bulletin No. Year Title Author
1-1 1955 The Pacific Salmon of the Canadian Pacific Coast R.E. Foerster
 1-2 On the Salmon in Waters Adjacent to Japan Fisheries Agency of Japan
 1-3 A Brief Review of the Salmon Fishery in the Aleutian Islands Area C.E. Atkinson
 1-4 The Pacific Herring Along the Pacific Coast of Canada F.H.C. Taylor
 1-5 Oceanography Along the Canadian Pacific Coast J.P. Tully
2 1955 Review of the Oceanography of the Northern Pacific R.E. Fleming
3-1 1961 Rapid Counting of Nematoda in Salmon by Peptic Digestion J.A. Stern
D. Chakravarti
J.R. Uzman
M.N. Hesselholt
 3-2 Serological Differentiation of Populations of Sockeye Salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka G.J. Ridgway
J.E. Cushing
G.L. Durall
 3-3 Some Features of the Upper Zone of the Sub-Arctic Pacific Ocean A.J. Dodimead
4 1961 The Exploitation, Scientific Investigation and Management of Herring (Clupea pallasi) on the Pacific Coast of North American in Relation to the Abstention Provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Convention
5-1 1961 Observations of Molting Female King Crabs, Paralithodes camtschatica (Tilesius) Henry M. Sakuda
 5-2 Stomach Contents of the Bering Sea King Crab P.A. McLaughlin
James F. Hebard
 5-3 Currents in Southeastern Bering Sea James F. Hebard
 5-4 Methods Used to Distinguish Between Immature and Mature Sockeye and Chum Salmon by Canadian exploratory Fishing Vessels in the Gulf of Alaska Harold Godfrey
 5-5 Criteria for the Differentiation of Mature and Immature Forms of Chum and Sockeye Salmon in Northern Seas Rikiichi Ishida
Kenji Takagi
Setsuko Arita
 5-6 Blood Types in Pacific Salmon G.J. Ridgeway
George W. Klontz
6 1962 Movement of Salmon in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea as Determined by Tagging, 1956–1958 Allan C. Hartt
7 1962 The Exploitation, Scientific Investigation and Management of Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis Schmidt) Stocks on the Pacific Coast of North America in Relation to the Abstention Provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Convention
8-1 1962 Intraspecific Differences in Serum Antigens of Red Salmon Demonstrated by Immunochemical Methods G.J. Ridgeway
G.W. Klonotz
Charles Matsumoto
 8-2 Continental Origin of Red Salmon as Determined from Morphological Characters F.M. Fukuhara
Sueto Murai
John J. LaLanne
Arporna Sribhibhadh
9 1962 In the Exploitation, Scientific Investigation and Management of Salmon (genus Oncorhynchus) Stocks on the Pacific Coast of Canada in Relation to the Abstention Provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Convention
10 1962 The Exploitation, Scientific Investigation and Management of Salmon (genus Oncorhynchus) Stocks on the Pacific Coast of the United States in Relation to the Abstention Provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Convention
11-1 1963 Ocean Condition in the Vicinity of the Aleutian Islands, Summer 1957 Richard J. Callaway
 11-2 Racial Analysis of Red Salmon by Means of Scales Kenneth H. Mosher
 11-3 Oceanographic Conditions and Salmon Distribution South of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands, 1956 Felix Favorite
Michell G. Hanavan
 11-4 Use of a Discriminant Function in the Morphological Separation of Asian and North American Races of Pink Salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha (Walbaum) Murray H. Amos
Raymond E. Anas
Roger E. Pearson
 11-5 Parasites as Indicators of the Geographical Origin of Sockeye Salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka (Walbaum), Occurring in the North Pacific Ocean and Adjacent Seas Leo Margolis
12-1 1963 Salmon of the North Pacific Ocean – Part I Introduction Roy I. Jackson
 12-2 Salmon of the North Pacific Ocean – Part I Catch Statistics for North Pacific Salmon Hiroshi Kasahara
13 1963 Salmon of the North Pacific Ocean – Part II
Review of Oceanography of the Subarctic Pacific Region
A.J. Dodimead
F. Favorite
T. Hirano
14-1 1964 Marine Growth of Western Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerkaWalbaum) Robert H. Lander
George K. Tanonaka
 14-2 Direction of Movement of Salmon in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea as Indicated by Surface Gillnet Catches, 1959–1960 Richard C. Johnsen
 14-3 Direction of Movement of Salmon in the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska as Indicated by Surface Gillnet Catches, 1961 Herbert A. Larkins
 14-4 Effect on Direction of Set and Distance Between Nets on the Salmon Catch of Two Gillnets Herbert A. Larkins
Robert R. French
 14-5 Use of Discriminant Function to Classify North American and Asian Pink Salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha (Walbaum), Collected in 1959 Roger E. Pearson
15 1965 Salmon of the North Pacific Ocean Part V
Offshore Distribution of Salmon
J.I. Manzer
T. Ishida
A.E. Peterson
M.G. Hanavan
16 1965 Salmon of the North Pacific Ocean Part IX, Coho, Chinook and Masu Salmon in Offshore Waters
 16-1 Coho Salmon in Offshore Waters Harold Godfrey
 16-2 Chinook Salmon in Offshore Waters James E. Mason
 16-3 A Review of the Biological Information on Masu Salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) Shoichi Tanaka
17 1965 Offshore Distribution and Migration of Pacific Salmon (genus Oncorhynchus) Based on Tagging Studies (1958–1961) Heihachi Kondo
Yoshimi Hirano
Nobuyuki Nakayama
Makoto Miyake
18 1966 Salmon of the North Pacific Ocean – Part III
A Review of the Life History of North Pacific Salmon
 18-1 Sockeye Salmon in the Far East N. Hanamura
 18-2 Pink Salmon in the Far East T. Ishida
 18-3 Chum Salmon in the Far East S. Sano
 18-4 Sockeye Salmon in British Columbia W.E. Ricker
 18-5 Pink Salmon in British Columbia Ferris Neave
 18-6 Chum Salmon in British Columbia Ferris Neave
19 1966 Migration of Salmon in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea as Determined by Seining and Tagging, 1959–1960 Allan C. Hartt
20 1967 Salmon of the North Pacific Ocean – Part IV
Sockeye Salmon in Offshore Waters
L. Margolis
F.C. Cleaver
Y. Fukuda
H. Godfrey
21-1 1967 The Alaskan Stream Felix Favorite
 21-2 Growth of the Immature King Crab Paralithodes camtschatica (Tilesius) Douglas D. Weber
22 1967 Salmon of North Pacific Ocean – Part VII
Pink Salmon in Offshore Waters
Ferris Neave
Teruo Ishida
Sueto Murai
23 1967 Salmon of the North Pacific Ocean – Part IV
Spawning Populations of North Pacific Salmon
 23-1 Sockeye Salmon in the Far East N. Hanamura
 23-2 Pink Salmon in the Far East T. Ishida
 23-3 Chum Salmon in the Far East S. Sano
 23-4 Pacific Salmon in the United States C.E. Atkinson
J.H. Rose
T.O. Duncan
 23-5 Pacific Salmon in Canada K.V. Aro
M.P. Shepard
24-1 1968 The Distribution of Mature Western Alaskan and Kamchatkan Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea Betty J. Landrum
Thomas A. Dark
 24-2 Movement and Recovery of Tagged King Crabs in the Eastern Bering Sea, 1955–63 Robert R. Simpson
Herbert H. Shippen
25 1968 Salmon of the North pacific Ocean – Part VIII
Chum Salmon in Offshore Waters
M.P. Shepard
A.C. Hartt
T. Yonemori
26-1 1969 The Salmon Gillnet Mesh Selectivity Curve T. Ishida
 26-2 Comparison of Catches of Pacific Salmon by Gill Nets, Purse Seines, and Longlines Robert R. French
 26-3 Direction of Movement of Salmon in the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and Gulf of Alaska as Indicated by Surface Gillnet Catches, 1962–65 J.R. Dunn
 26-4 Origin of Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) in Offshore Waters of the North Pacific in 1956–1958 as Determined from Scale Studies S. Tanaka
M.P. Shepard
H.T. Bilton
 26-5 Use of Scale Characters and a Discriminant Function for Classifying Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) by Continent of Origin Raymond E. Anas
Sueto Murai
27-1 1971 Distribution and Migration of Immature Sockeye Salmon Taken by U.S. Research Vessels with Gillnets in Offshore Waters, 1956–67 Richard G. Bakkala
 27-2 Marine Growth of Chum Salmon John J. LaLanne
28 1972 Supplementary Information on the Exploitation, Scientific Investigation, and Management of Herring, Halibut, and Salmon Stocks on the Pacific Coasts of Canada and the United States in Relation to the Abstention Provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Convention
29 1974 Additional Information on the Exploitation, Scientific Investigation, and Management of Salmon Stocks on the Pacific Coasts of Canada and the United States in Relation to the Abstention Provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Convention
30-1 1974 Catches of Sockeye Salmon of Bristol Bay Origin by the Japanese Mothership Salmon Fishery, 1956–70 R.A. Fredin
D.D. Worlund
 30-2 Atlas of Catch and Fishing Effort, Japanese Mothership Salmon Fishery Alvin E. Peterson
31 1975 Distribution and Abundance of Coho Salmon in Offshore Waters of the North Pacific Ocean H. Godfrey
K.A. Henry
S. Machidori
32 1975 Symposium on Evaluation of Methods of Estimating the Abundance and Biological Attributes of Salmon on the High Seas (held by the Committee on Biology and Research at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 24, and 25, 1972)
33 1976 Oceanography of the Subarctic Pacific Region, 1960–71 F. Favorite
A.J. Dodimead
K. Nasu
34 1976 Distribution and Origin of Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in Offshore Waters of the North Pacific Ocean R. French
H. Bilton
M. Osako
A. Hartt
35 1976 Distribution and Origin of Chum Salmon in Offshore Waters of the North Pacific Ocean F. Neave
T. Yonemori
R.G. Bakkala
36 1977 Additional Information on the Exploitation, Scientific Investigation, and Management of Salmon Stocks on the Pacific Coast of the United States in Relation to the Abstention Provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Convention
 36-1 Information on Columbia River Salmon Runs and Fisheries Lawrence Korn
 36-2 Information on California Salmon Fisheries and Stocks Donald H. Fry
 36-3 Information on Coho and Chinook Salmon Stocks Originating in Puget Sound and Washington Coastal Streams North of the Columbia River G.A. Holland
37 1978 Groundfish, Shrimp, and Herring Fisheries in the Bering Sea and Northeast Pacific – Historical Catch Statistics Through 1970 C.R. Forrester
A.J. Beardsley
Y. Takahashi
38 1978 Distribution and Origin of Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in Offshore Waters of the North Pacific Ocean R.L. Major
J. Ito
S. Ito
H. Godfrey
39 1979 Historical Catch Statistics for Salmon of the North Pacific Ocean
40 1981 Distribution and Origin of Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in Offshore Waters of the North Pacific Ocean K. Takagi
K.V. Aro
A.C. Hartt
M.B. Dell
41 1983 Groundfish, Shrimp, and herring Fisheries in the Bering Sea and Northeast Pacific – Historical Catch Statistics, 1971–1976 C.R. Forrester
R.G. Bakkala
K. Okada
J.E. Smith
42 1984 Symposium on Determining Effective Effort and Calculating Yield in Groundfish Fisheries, and on Pacific Cod Biology and Population Dynamics (held by the Standing Committee on Biology and Research at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 28 to 30, 1981)
43 1984 Spawning Populations and Marine Life of Masu Salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) Seiji Machidori
Fumihiko Kato
44 1985 Results of Cooperative U.S.-Japan Groundfish Investigations in the Bering Sea During May–August 1979 R.G. Bakkala
K. Wakabayashi
K. Okada
J.J. Traynor
T.M. Sample
H. Yamaguchi
M.S. Alton
M.O. Nelson
45 1986 Symposium on Biology, Stock Assessment, and Management of Pollock, Pacific Cod, and Hake in the North Pacific Region (held by Standing Committee on Biology and Research at Anchorage, Alaska, October 26 to 28, 1983)
46 1986 Early Oceanic Migrations and Growth of Juvenile Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout Allan C. Hartt
Michael B. Dell
47 1986 Symposium on Biological Interactions in the North Pacific Region and on Factors Affecting Recruitment, Distribution, and Abundance of Non-anadromous Species (held by the Standing Committee on Biology and Research at Tokyo, Japan, October 29 to 31, 1985)
48 Groundfish Resource of the Aleutian Island Waters Based on the US-Japan Trawl Survey, June-November 1980 Lael L. Ronholt
Kiyoshi Wakabayashi
Thomas K. Wilderbuer
Hirotsune Yamaguchi
Keisuke Okada
49* 1989 Effects of Ocean Variability on Recruitment and an Evaluation of Parameters Used in Stock Assessment Models R.J. Beamish
G.A. McFarlane
50 1990 Proceedings of the Symposium on Application of Stock Assessment Techniques to Gadids
51 1992 Distribution and Origins of Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Offshore Waters of the North Pacific Ocean R.L. Burgner
J.T. Light
L. Margolis
T. Okazaki
A. Tautz
S. Ito
52 1993 Review of the Japanese Landbased Driftnet Salmon Fishery in the Western North Pacific Ocean and the Continent of Origin of Salmonids in the Area K.W. Myers
C.K. Harris
Y. Ishida
L. Margolis
M. Ogura
53 1993 Symposium on Biology, Distribution and Stock Assessment of Species Caught in the High Seas Driftnet Fisheries in the North Pacific Ocean (held by the Standing Committee on Biology and Research at Tokyo, Japan, November 4 to 6, 1991) J. Ito
W. Shaw
R.L. Burgner
 53-1 I. Driftnet Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean
 53-2 II. Oceanography – Biology – Ecology (All Species)
Symposium on Biology, Distribution and Stock Assessment of Species Caught in the High Seas Driftnet Fisheries in the North Pacific Ocean (held by the Standing Committee on Biology and Research at Tokyo, Japan, November 4 to 6, 1991)
 53-3 III. Catch and Fishery Impact (All Species)

*Issued by Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 108 (Not Available from NPAFC)