Small Scientific Committees

    There are two Small Scientific Committees which address the priority research areas outlined in the Research Plan:

    • Small Scientific Committee on Bottom Fish and Marine Ecosystems (SSC BF-ME), and
    • Small Scientific Committee on Pacific Saury (SSC PS).

     

    Small Scientific Committee on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems

    The Small Scientific Committee on Bottom Fish and Marine Ecosystems was formed in 2019 to assess the status of bottom fish stocks and provide scientific advice for the sustainable management of bottom fisheries resources and prevention of significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems. It amalgamated SSC on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems and SSC on Bottom Fish.

    Chairperson: Chris Rooper (Canada)

    Focal Points of Contacts:

      Canada: Chris Rooper

      China: Siquan Tian and Bai Li

      Japan: Taro Ichii, Shiroh Yonezaki and Mai Miyamoto

      Korea: Seok-Gwan Choi and Kyumjoon Park

      Russia: Oleg Ivanov and Dmitrii Antonenko

      Chinese Taipei: Wen-Bin Huang

      USA: Kari Fenske

      Vanuatu: Kevin Lin

     

    Small Scientific Committee on Pacific Saury

    The Small Scientific Committee on Pacific Saury was established in 2015 to assess the status of Pacific saury, which is one of the priority species for the Scientific Committee, and propose recommendations for the management of Pacific saury fisheries in the Convention Area.

    Chairperson: Toshihide Kitakado (Japan)

    Focal Points of Contacts:

      Canada: Chris Rooper

      China: Siquan Tian

      Japan: Toshihide Iwasaki and Kazuhiro Oshima

      Korea: Seok-Gwan Choi, Kyumjoon Park and Junghyun Lim

      Russia: Vladimir Kulik and Dmitrii Antonenko

      Chinese Taipei: Wen-Bin Huang

      USA: Kari Fenske

      Vanuatu: William Naviti and Kevin Lin