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: Suam Kim (Korea)
Professor, Department of Marine Biology
Pukyong National University
Vice President: James Balsiger (USA)
Administrator Alaska Region (F/AKR)
National Marine Fisheries Service
Chairpersons: Committee on Scientific Research and Statistics (CSRS): Masa-aki Fukuwaka (Japan)
Committee on Enforcement (ENFO): Mike Carlson (Canada)
Committee on Finance and Administration (F&A): Vladimir Belyaev (Russia)

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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 George Hungerford
Member, Board of Directors
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Carmel Lowe
Regional Director of Science
Pacific Region, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
Japan Masaki Hoshina
Director-General
Resources Enhancement Promotion Department Fisheries Agency of Japan
Junichiro Okamoto
Executive Managing Director
Japan Overseas Fishing Association
Kazunari Tanaka
Director
Fishery Division
Economic Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Korea Suam Kim
Professor
Department of Marine Biology
Pukyong National University
Do Hyun Lee
Scientist
Yangyang Salmon Station
East Sea Branch,
Korea Fisheries Resources Agency (FIRA)
Chan Soo Park
Deputy Director
International Cooperation Division
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF)
Russia Vladimir Belyaev
Counsellor
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Denmark
Kirill Kolonchin
Director
Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries & Oceanography (VNIRO)
United States James Balsiger
Administrator
Alaska Region (F/AKR)
National Marine Fisheries Service
Earl Krygier
KEE Biological Consultants
Joe Mentor
Attorney
Mentor Law Group PLLC

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NPAFC Points of Contact
Canada Carmel Lowe
Regional Director of Science
Pacific Region, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
Japan Toyoaki Irie
Official
Fishery Division
Economic Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Korea Chan Soo Park
Deputy Director
International Cooperation Division
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF)
Russia Vladimir Belyaev
Deputy Director
Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
United States James Balsiger
Administrator
Alaska Region (F/AKR)
National Marine Fisheries Service
Douglas Mecum
Deputy Administrator
Alaska Region (F/AKR)
National Marine Fisheries Service