Media Releases

Media Releases

2019 Media Releases

NPAFC HOLDS SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS TO PLAN 2021 PAN PACIFIC HIGH SEAS SALMON RESEARCH EXPEDITION Victoria, Canada (October 28, 2019)–The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) successfully completed three days of meetings (October 19-21) associated with the 2019 annual PICES conference in Victoria, B.C., Canada. READ MORE

NORTH PACIFIC ANADROMOUS FISH COMMISSION HOLDS 27TH ANNUAL MEETING Portland, Oregon, USA (May 17, 2019)–The 27th Annual Meeting of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) was held from May 13–17, 2019, in Portland, Oregon, USA. READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IS KEY ELEMENT FOR SUCCESS IN COMBATTING ILLEGAL FISHING IN THE NORTH PACIFIC Portland, Oregon, USA (May 17, 2019)–At the Annual Meeting of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC), fisheries enforcement representatives from member countries (Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States) reported on the successful 2018 efforts to combat IUU (illegal, unreported, and unregulated) fishing on the high seas of the North Pacific. READ MORE

HIGH SEAS PACIFIC SALMON RESEARCH REVIEWED AND PLANNED AT NPAFC ANNUAL MEETING Portland, Oregon, USA (May 17, 2019)–International scientific experts of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) member countries (Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States) completed a five-day meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA, to review current information related to salmon abundance and biology during the Commission’s 27th Annual Meeting. READ MORE

NORTH PACIFIC SALMON CATCHES REMAIN HIGH IN THE WEST BUT DECLINE IN THE EAST Portland, Oregon, USA (May 17, 2019)–The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) announced preliminary North Pacific-wide total salmon catches for 2018, as reported by its member countries Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United States. Although Pacific salmon abundance in the North Pacific has declined somewhat since 2009, as indexed by aggregate commercial catches, catches remain at near all-time high levels. The total catch in 2018 exceeded one million metric tonnes (1,067 thousand metric tonnes; 651.3 million fish), the highest catch for an even-numbered year. READ MORE

NPAFC INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR SALMON AND STEELHEAD CONSERVATION PRESENTED TO CAPT. JOHN V. O’SHEA, USCG (RET.) Portland, Oregon, USA (May 17, 2019)–Capt. John V. O’Shea, USCG (Ret.) received the 2019 North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Award at the Commission’s 27th Annual Meeting. Capt. O’Shea is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Senior Executive with more than 25 years of experience managing marine fisheries policy issues at the regional, national, and international levels. His last assignment in the Coast Guard was Chief of Operations for the 17th Coast Guard District, in Alaska. READ MORE

FOCAL YEAR IN FULL FLIGHT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE SALMON (IYS) Portland, Oregon, USA (May 17, 2019)–Agreement was reached at the 27th Annual Meeting of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) to continue implementation of the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) initiative with full force. A commitment of resources has been made to support collaboration with partners across the Northern Hemisphere to implement coordinated outreach and research, including continued commitment to build a five-country research plan for a high seas expedition across the North Pacific in the winter of 2021. On the evening of May 14th, the NPAFC hosted a reception with active and potential partners from around the Pacific Rim to raise awareness of the IYS. The importance of international collaboration was brought to light with stories from scientists including Dr. Laurie Weitkamp from the National Marine Fisheries Service laboratory in Newport, Oregon, who participated in the recent Gulf of Alaska Expedition this past February. READ MORE

北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会、第27回年次会合を開催 米国オレゴン州ポートランド (2019年5月17日) – 北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会(NPAFC)の第27回年次会合が、2019年5月13日から17日まで米国オレゴン州ポートランドにおいて開催されました。 もっと読む

제 27 차 북태평양소하성어류위원회 (NPAFC) 연례회의가 개최되다. 오레곤주, 포틀랜드, 미국 (2019년 5월 17일.) – 북태평양소하성어류위원회 제 27 차 연례회의가 5.13에서 17 일까지 5 일간 미국 오레곤주 포틀랜드에서 개최되었다. READ MORE

КОМИССИЯ ПО АНАДРОМНЫМ РЫБАМ СЕВЕРНОЙ ЧАСТИ ТИХОГО ОКЕАНА ПРОВЕЛА 27-Ю ЕЖЕГОДНУЮ СЕССИЮ Портленд, Орегон, США (17 мая 2019 г.) – 27-я Ежегодная сессия Комиссии по анадромным рыбам северной части Тихого океана (НПАФК) прошла в г. Портленд, Орегон, США в период с 13 по 17 мая 2019 года. READ MORE

Archived News Releases

2018 Media Releases

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Holds 26th Annual Meeting
北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会が第 26 回年次会議を開催する
제 26 차 북태평양소하성어류위원회 (NPAFC) 연례회의가 개최되었다
КОМИССИЯ ПО АНАДРОМНЫМ РЫБАМ СЕВЕРНОЙ ЧАСТИ ТИХОГО ОКЕАНА ПРОВЕЛА 26-Ю ЕЖЕГОДНУЮ СЕССИЮ
International Collaboration is Key Element for Success in Combatting Illegal Fishing in the North Pacific
High Seas Pacific Salmon Research Reviewed and Planned at NPAFC Annual Meeting
North Pacific Salmon Catches Remain High in the East but Decline in the West
Planning Underway in Earnest for the International Year of the Salmon (IYS)

2017 Media Releases

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Celebrates 25 Years of International Cooperation and Salmon Conservation
北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会の国際協力およびさけ・ます類保存の25周年のお祝い
북태평양소하성어류위원회(NPAFC), 국제협력 및 연어보존 25주년을 기념하다
Комиссия по анадромным рыбам северной части Тихого океана отмечает 25 лет международного сотрудничества в деле сохранения лосося
International Collaboration is Key Element for Success in Combatting Illegal Fishing in the North Pacific
High Seas Pacific Salmon Research Reviewed and Planned at NPAFC Annual Meeting
North Pacific Salmon Catches Remain High in the West but Decline in the East
NPAFC International Award for Salmon and Steelhead Conservation Presented to Dr. Loh-Lee Low
Planning Underway in Earnest for the International Year of the Salmon (IYS)

2016 Media Releases

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Holds 24th Annual Meeting
北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会第 24 回年次会議が開催されました
북태평양소하성어류위원회(NPAFC) 제24차 연례회의 개최
Комиссия по анадромным рыбам северной части Тихого океана провела 24-ю Ежегодную сессию
International Collaboration Works to Oppose IUU Fishing in the North Pacific
High Seas Pacific Salmon Research Reviewed at NPAFC Annual Meeting
2015 North Pacific Salmon Harvest Up 20% Over 2014
NPAFC International Award for Salmon and Steelhead Conservation Presented to Ms. Wakako Morris
Preparations Underway for International Year of the Salmon

2015 Media Releases

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Holds 23rd Annual Meeting
北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会第23 回年次会議が開催されました
북태평양소하성어류위원회(NPAFC) 제23차 연례회의 개최
Северотихоокеанская комиссия по анадромным рыбам провела 23-ю Ежегодную сессию
International Collaboration is Essential for Success in Combating IUU Fishing in the North Pacific
Pacific Salmon High Seas Research Reviewed at International Meeting
Dramatic Increase in 2014 Sockeye Salmon Harvest
Koji Imamura of Japan Receives NPAFC International Award for Ocean Salmon Conservation and Management

2014 Media Releases

International Cooperation, Transparency, and Increased Public Awareness Key to Confronting IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud
北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会第22回年次会合の開催
북태평양소하성어류위원회(NPAFC) 제22차 연례회의가 열리다
Северотихоокеанская комиссия по анадромным рыбам провела 22-ую Ежегодную встречу
North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Holds 22nd Annual Meeting
North Pacific Nations Collaborate to Curb IUU Salmon Fishing on the High Seas
International Scientists Discuss High Seas Pacific Salmon Issues
2013 North Pacific Salmon Catch is Second Highest in History
NPAFC Presents International Award for Salmon and Steelhead Conservation to Dr. Katherine Myers

2013 Media Releases

North Pacific-Wide Salmon Catches Continue at Near Historic High Levels 
State Reception Recognizes Canada’s 20th Anniversary of Operation Driftnet 
Distinguished Salmon Scientist Takes Helm at NPAFC

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