Officers

NPAFC Officers and Representatives

Officers

The Commission elects a President and Vice-President in accordance with the Section VIII, Article 11 of the Convention and Rules of Procedure No. 14. Committee Chairpersons are selected in accordance with Rules of Procedure No. 15.

President: Doug Mecum (USA)
Deputy Regional Administrator
Alaska Region (F/AK)
National Marine Fisheries Service
Vice President: Vladimir Belyaev (Russia)
Director of Center for International Fishery Cooperation
Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
Chairpersons: Committee on Scientific Research and Statistics (CSRS): Ju Kyoung Kim (Korea)
Committee on Enforcement (ENFO): Takumi Fukuda (Japan)
Committee on Finance and Administration (F&A): John Holmes (Canada)

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NPAFC Representatives

Each Party nominates up to three Representatives in accordance with Article VIII, No.7 of the Convention. The current representatives are listed below:

 

Canada Gerald Kristianson
Director
Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia
John Holmes
Division Manager, Stock Assessment and Research Division
Pacific Biological Station
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Justin Turple
Director, International Fisheries Policy
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Japan Takumi Fukuda
Director for International Fisheries Coordination
International Affairs Division
Resource Management Department
Fisheries Agency of Japan
Yasushi Nakamura
Director
Fishery Division
Economic Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Junichiro Okamoto
Executive Managing Director
Japan Overseas Fishing Association
Korea Suam Kim
Professor
Department of Marine Biology
Pukyong National University
Eun Ah Kim
Scientist
Aquatic Living Resources Division
Department of Strategic Business Development
Korea Fisheries Resources Agency (FIRA)
Sungtaek Oh
Deputy Director
International Cooperation Division
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of Korea
Russia Vladimir Belyaev
Director of Center for International Fishery Cooperation, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries & Oceanography (VNIRO)
Kirill Kolonchin
Director
Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries & Oceanography (VNIRO)
United States Doug Mecum
Deputy Regional Administrator
Alaska Region (F/AK)
National Marine Fisheries Service
Joseph Mentor, Jr.
Attorney
Mentor Law Group PLLC
Tommy Sheridan
Fisheries Consultant
Sheridan Consulting, LLC

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NPAFC Points of Contact
Canada John Holmes
Division Manager, Stock Assessment and Research Division
Pacific Biological Station
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Japan Tomohiro Kondo
Assistant Director
Fishery Division
Economic Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Korea Sungtaek Oh
Deputy Director
International Cooperation Division
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of Korea
Russia Vladimir Belyaev
Director of Center for International Fishery Cooperation, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries & Oceanography (VNIRO)
United States Doug Mecum
Deputy Regional Administrator
Alaska Region (F/AK)
National Marine Fisheries Service