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2022 Media Releases

NORTH PACIFIC ANADROMOUS FISH COMMISSION AND NORTH ATLANTIC SALMON CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION MEET TO SYNTHESIZE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE SALMON INITIATIVE AND TO BUILD A ROADMAP TO 2030 WITH A VISION FOR THE RESILIENCE OF SALMON AND PEOPLE

The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) and North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) are pleased to announce a symposium to synthesize the achievements of the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) initiative and build a Roadmap to 2030 to address the challenges and opportunities in salmon conservation. The IYS is a five-year (2018–2022) initiative which set out to establish the conditions necessary for the resilience of salmon and people in a rapidly changing world. READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE SALMON ANNOUNCES CONTINUED INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO ADVANCE RESEARCH AND FINDINGS FROM THE 2022 PAN-PACIFIC WINTER HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION

The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) and North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) announce a continued international effort to advance research and findings from the 2022 IYS Pan-Pacific Winter High Seas Expedition. Between February and April 2022, five international research vessels participated in the largest ever pan-Pacific research expedition to study the winter ecology of salmon in the North Pacific Ocean (NPO). Together, these vessels successfully sampled 131 stations over approximately 2.5 million square kilometers in the Central and Eastern NPO. Their combined effort saw a catch total of 2,321 salmon and steelhead. READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE SALMON ANNOUNCES A FIFTH VESSEL TO JOIN THE FLEET FOR THE 2022 PAN-PACIFIC WINTER HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION

The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) and North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) are excited to announce a fifth vessel which will join the fleet for the 2022 Pan-Pacific Winter High Seas Expedition. American fishing vessel the Northwest Explorer will depart Dutch Harbor, Alaska on April 2nd and will sample up to 30 stations from the western Gulf of Alaska (GoA) to the central North Pacific Ocean (NPO). The F/V Northwest Explorer has been preceded by Canadian research vessel the CCGS Sir John Franklin, Canadian fishing vessel the Raw Spirit, American research vessel the NOAA Bell M. Shimada, and Russian research vessel the TINRO. READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE SALMON ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF TWO CANADIAN VESSELS FOR THE 2022 PAN-PACIFIC WINTER HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION

The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) initiative and the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) are excited to announce the launch of two Canadian vessels as part of the 2022 IYS Pan-Pacific Winter High Seas Expedition. The Canadian fishing vessel the Raw Spirit and the Canadian research vessel the CCGS Sir John Franklin will depart from their respective ports in British Columbia, Canada in mid-February to sample the Gulf of Alaska. These vessels will join the NOAA Bell M. Shimada from the United States and the R/V TINRO from Russia, which will each be sampling different zones of the North Pacific Ocean in a major international effort to study Pacific salmon and their ecosystems. The 2022 IYS Expedition builds off successful international expeditions into the Gulf of Alaska in 2019 and 2020, as well as the 2021 Western Pacific Winter Expedition.  READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE SALMON ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE 2022 PAN-PACIFIC WINTER HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION Vancouver, BC, Canada—The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) and the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) are excited to announce the launch of the 2022 IYS Pan-Pacific Winter High Seas Expedition supported by NPAFC member countries (Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America) and partners. Four research vessels and over sixty scientists and crew will depart their respective ports between late January and mid-February 2022 to conduct the largest ever pan-Pacific research expedition to study salmon and their ecosystems in the North Pacific Ocean. READ MORE

Archived News Releases

2021 Media Releases

International Year of the Salmon to Announce Scheduling of Pan-Pacific Winter High Seas Expedition
North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Holds the 29th Virtual Annual Meeting
北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会、仮想第29回年次会合を開催
제 29 차 북태평양소하성어류위원회 (NPAFC) 가상 연례회의가 개최되다
КОМИССИЯ ПО АНАДРОМНЫМ РЫБАМ СЕВЕРНОЙ ЧАСТИ ТИХОГО ОКЕАНА ПРОВЕЛА 29-Ю ЕЖЕГОДНУЮ СЕССИЮ
International Collaboration is a Key Element for Success in Combatting Illegal Fishing in the North Pacific
High Seas Pacific Salmon Research Reviewed and Planned at the Annual Meeting
North Pacific Salmon Catches Decline in 2020 to Lowest Levels in Four Decades
NPAFC International Award for Salmon and Steelhead Conservation Presented to Dr. James Irvine and Dr. Shigehiko Urawa
The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) Continues to Build Towards a Ground-Breaking Pan-Pacific High Seas Expedition

2020 Media Releases

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Holds The 28th E-mail Annual Meeting
北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会、仮想第28回年次会合を開催
제 28 차 북태평양소하성어류위원회 (NPAFC) 연례회의가 이메일로 열리다.
КОМИССИЯ ПО АНАДРОМНЫМ РЫБАМ СЕВЕРНОЙ ЧАСТИ ТИХОГО ОКЕАНА ПРОВЕЛА 28-Ю ЕЖЕГОДНУЮ СЕССИЮ ПО ЭЛЕКТРОННОЙ ПОЧТЕ
International Collaboration is a Key Element For Success in Combatting Illegal Fishing in the North Pacific
High Seas Pacific Salmon Research Reviewed and Planned at the Annual Meeting
North Pacific-wide Salmon Catches Remain High But Notably Low Catches For Some Salmon Species
The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) Continues After Successful Focal Year

2019 Media Releases

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Holds 27th Annual Meeting
北太平洋溯河性魚類委員会、第27回年次会合を開催
제 27 차 북태평양소하성어류위원회 (NPAFC) 연례회의가 개최되다.
КОМИССИЯ ПО АНАДРОМНЫМ РЫБАМ СЕВЕРНОЙ ЧАСТИ ТИХОГО ОКЕАНА ПРОВЕЛА 27-Ю ЕЖЕГОДНУЮ СЕССИЮ
NPAFC Holds Successful International Meetings to Plan 2021 Pan Pacific High Seas Salmon Research Expedition
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 Capt. John V. O’Shea, USCG (Ret.)
Focal Year in Full Flight for the International Year of the Salmon (IYS)

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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