Annual Report 2008



  Contents  Introduction  EECM  Tripartite Meeting  |  RPCM  16th Annual Meeting BASIS Symposium  |  People & Events  |  Appendices 


  16th Annual Meeting
1. Time and Place of the Meeting
2. Participants
3. Agenda
4. Opening Remarks
     Special Guest: Dr. J. Koenings
     United States       
     Observers - PICES
5. Consideration of Enforcement
6. Consideration of Scientific     Research & Statistics
7. Administrative & Fiscal Matters
8. News Release
9. Closing Remarks
 4 Opening Remarks
There were addresses of welcome and statements by the NPAFC President, Director of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, representatives of Russia, Canada, Japan, Korea, the United States and observers from North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) and Taiwan.

Mr. Dohyung Koo, President of NPAFC, addressed the meeting as follows:


16th Annual Meeting
Seattle, WA, U.S.A., 2008
Photo by NPAFC Secretariat

Distinguished delegates, observers, ladies and gentlemen,

As President of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission I would like to open the 16th Annual Meeting of the Commission.

I am very pleased that we are holding the 16th Annual Meeting in one of the most beautiful coastal cities in U.S., Seattle, and would like to take this opportunity to thank Director Jeff Koenings from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on behalf of the U.S. government for hosting this meeting.

I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to Executive Director, Mr. Fedorenko and all the excellent staff for their hard work throughout the year and particularly for organising this meeting in recent weeks.

After being elected as President of the Commission last year, in order to understand the history of the Commission, I have been reading the documents published from the establishment of the Commission to the present.

This gave big pride to me as President of the Commission due to the fact that collaboration among all the contracting Parties has advanced year by year with committee functions significantly improved and achieved a lot. I strongly believe that the development and achievement of the Commission is definitely due to the cooperative relationships in the sector of enforcement and science among the Parties.

The success of the Commission can also be attributed to the active and constructive work carried out by the committees, ENFO, CSRS and F&A. In particular, the Commission has successfully brought together a strong push to IUU fishing and a better understanding of salmon behaviour. Thanks to all the efforts, I believe, the Commission can keep moving to the better conservation and management of the salmon in the Convention area.

Now, to step forward, we are about to commence the Performance Review of the Commission called by UN General Assembly. As we discussed over the last year, I hope we can establish an effective and concrete Work Plan of the Review during this week.

The NPAFC is a Commission that I like very much to work with and I am very pleased to be here with all of you. We have a full week ahead of us with many issues and interesting agenda to discuss and decisions to take.

In closing, I would like to welcome all of you again to this 16h Annual Meeting. I wish all of you an excellent and fruitful week of work and discussions and enjoy sleepless nights in this beautiful Seattle.

Thank you.


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