Annual Report 2003

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Appendix 1: EECM - JOICG
       Annex I      
       Annex II      
Appendix 2: CSRS Interim                   Terms of Reference
Appendix 3: Science Plan
Appendix 4: BASIS
Appendix 5: CSRS Working                   Structure
Appendix 6: CSRS - Terms of                    Reference for NPAFC                    Special Fund
Appendix 7: F&A - Terms of                    Reference of                    External Foundation                    Grants
Appendix 8: News Release
Appendix 9: Meetings &                   Publications
Appendix 10: Abbreviations
 
Appendix 1

Concept of Operations
NPAFC ENFO Committee
Joint Operations Information Coordination Group (JOICG)
 

Background:  Since the establishment of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission in 1993 (NPAFC), the Parties have cooperated on the exchange of information on any violation of the provisions of the Convention and on the exchange of enforcement plans and actions.  In recent years, the agencies responsible for enforcement within the Convention Area have significantly improved communications and the coordination of enforcement efforts among the Parties.  Building upon the successes of the 2001 Joint Patrol Coordination Group, which was suggested by the Federal Border Service at the 8th Annual Meeting of the NPAFC, it is now possible to use computer and communications technology to facilitate the exchange of enforcement information and coordinate patrol activities among the Parties enforcement agencies on a year round basis.

Purpose:  The purpose of the Joint Operations Information Coordination Group (JOICG) is the voluntary exchange of enforcement related information for protection of salmon resources and prevent high seas drift net fishing in the Convention Area of the North Pacific Ocean.

The group will be comprised of persons designated as the enforcement Points of Contact (POC) from each Party to NPAFC.  The POC will serve as the conduit for the exchange of NPAFC related enforcement information between the Parties and will coordinate the dissemination of information with the appropriate government agency or entity.

The operations of the information working group is based on the following principals:

- Each Party’s commitment to the NPAFC and conservation and protection of salmon resources in the North Pacific Ocean.
- The need to improve enforcement efforts into the prevention of high seas driftnet fishing, in the Convention Area while maintaining our detection/apprehension efforts during the fishing season.
- Each Party will evaluate the information requested by the group and voluntarily respond based upon the availability of the information, their legislative authority and their ability to respond.
- The need to ensure the reciprocity among the members of group by which all members would be equally benefited, while taking due account of cost–benefit of the task(s) required for the Party.
- The need for effective and efficient use of resources of members involved in NPAFC and the resolution of enforcement issues, while the sovereignty of each Party is maintained and this cooperation is based on voluntary participation and the good will of the Parties in accordance with the Convention.
- The need to create a well coordinated system of information exchange regarding HSDN activities.
- The need to exchange information and the type of information exchanged may vary from time to time through out the year, e.g. Pre-Season, In-Season and Post Season.

Annex II contains a list of possible types of information that may be considered for exchange. 
 

Organization

The JOICG is comprised of designated enforcement POC of member countries to NPAFC.  The JOICG will function as outlined below:

Participants
- Annex I contains the Point of Contact for each Party, Annex I will be amended as required at the annual NPAFC Committee of Enforcement meetings.
- The participants include enforcement representatives of Parties to the Convention on Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean.
- The POCs identified will be allowed to receive and transmit the identified/requested information and be able to share/request information from the appropriate government agency or entity.
- Each Party has the right to ask questions that are of interest to the Party.  Each Party equally may not answer questions asked if they are beyond the terms of reference as defined by their legislative authority, their capability, ability to respond or other reason.
The roster of participants from all Parties should include:

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Canada – one officer from Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans and in season a member of the Canadian Department of National Defence (Maritime Air Command Pacific, MAC (P))

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Japan – one or two officer(s) from Fisheries Agency of Japan and (a) member(s) of other Japanese enforcement agency.

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Republic of Korea – one officer from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

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Russia – one officer of the Russian Border Service

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USA – one officer from the Seventeenth District United States Coast Guard and one agent from the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Enforcement Division.
Communications

Communication between the POCs will be done via the Internet (e-mail), fax and telephone. The working language of the group will be primarily English.

In the event a POC changes, the departing POC is responsible to advise the other members of the JOICG of the replacement, complete with contact numbers, e-mail address etc.

Contact will be made among the POCs at a minimum of once each month, during the week of the 25th to the 31st day of each month to ensure open lines of communications and the sharing of any applicable information, and more frequently as needed.  Any increase in mandatory contact frequency will be made with the consensus of the members of the JOICG.
 

 
Annex I

Points of Contact

Canada: 24 hour Contact: 1-604-666-3500
Robert Martinolich (primary) Wanda Saunby (secondary)
Tel: 1-604-666-0589 Tel: 1-604-666-1796
Fax: 1-604-666-4313 Fax: 1-604-666-4313
E-mail: martinolichr@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca  E-mail: saunbyw@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  
Japan

Mitsunori Oi Takashi Kato
Tel: 81-3-3504-3995 Tel: 81-3-3504-3995
Fax: 81-3-3502-0571 Fax: 81-3-3502-0571
E-mail: mitsunori_oi@nm.maff.go.jp E-mail: takashi_katou@nm.maff.go.jp

  
Republic of Korea 

Dong-Yeob Yang
Tel: 82-2-3148-6994
Fax: 82-2-3148-6996
E-mail: icdmomaf@chollian.net

  
Russia

Capt. 1st Rank Igor Rypalov Capt. 1st Rank Vladimir Antipin
Tel: 7-095-926-7928 Tel: 7-095-925-8419
Fax: 7-095-925-0958 Fax: 7-095-925-8513
E-mail: dmo@fps.ru E-mail: V_Antipin@mail.ru
   
Capt. 1st Rank Farit Zufarov Capt. 1st Rank Oleg Lukyanov
Tel: 7-415-223-6909 Tel: 7-423-221-0830
Fax: 7-415-223-6221 Tel/Fax: 7-423-222-9461
E-mail: mds@svru.petropavlovsk.ru E-mail: npkc@mail.ru

  

United States

United States Coast Guard: 24 hour Contact: 1-907-463-2000

CDR Gregory Busch (primary) CDR Marcus Woodring (secondary)
Tel: 1-907-463-2223 Tel: 1-907-463-2283
Fax: 1-907-463-2216 Fax: 1-907-463-2299
E-mail: gbusch@cgalaska.uscg.mil E-mail: mwoodring@cgalaska.uscg.mil
   
   

National Marine Fisheries Service: 24 hour Contact: 1-907-463-2000

Jeff Passer (primary) John Kingeter (secondary)
Tel: 1-907-586-7225 Tel: 1-907-586-7225
Fax: 1-907-586-7200 Fax: 1-907-586-7200
E-mail: Jeff.Passer@noaa.gov E-mail: John.Kingeter@noaa.gov

 
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Annex II

Information to be exchanged

The following is a list of desired enforcement related information that may be exchanged.  This list is not meant to be all-inclusive and may be modified by the Group. The exchange of information may be restricted by the legislative authority and structure of the agencies involved. The information obtained shall not flow outside the agency concerned without the consent by the Party of source.

For specific vessels of interest, the information identified in the “High Seas Drifnet Case Package Checklist” provided to member countries at the Ninth Annual Meeting of NPAFC in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada by the United States should be exchanged to the extent possible.

Pre-Season Information:

Workplans/schedules for patrol resources
Patrol plans, vessels, aircraft types equipment and capabilities
Licencing/permitting information for vessels authorized (scientific or commercial) to fish outside of the participating countries EEZ
Licencing /permitting information for vessels authorized to enter participating countries EEZ to participate in fishing, at sea transfers, or support to fishing vessels
Offloading/transshipment information from vessels in port
Quotas allocated to be harvested in the current year

Information on vessels/organizations that are suspected violators
Market observations and trends
Creation, maintenance and updating of required databases, if any.

In-Season Information

Patrol activities and results of enforcement patrols by member countries.
Types and schedule of patrol resources

Post Season Information:

Summary/evaluation of current years activities

Upon completion of evaluating the current year’s activities, the JOICG will begin work preparing for the next year’s activities.
  

 

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