NPFC Annual Meetings 18th to 25th February 2021

The North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) through its Heads of Delegations Virtual Meeting agreed to hold the NPFC Annual Meetings from the 18th to the 25th of February 2021. The Technical and Compliance Committee Meeting will be held from 18th to 20th, the Finance and Administration Committee Meting on the 22nd and the Commission Meeting from 23rd to 25th.

Members will still need to discuss whether to hold the meetings virtually or face to face and the final decision will be…

Report of the FAO/NPFC Workshop on Protection of VMEs in the NPFC Area

Read all about the report of the joint FAO/NPFC workshop on the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems... MORE

NPFC Yearbook 2019 now available

The North Pacific Fisheries Commission has released the online addition of the fourth yearbook covering the Commission's major activities in 2019.

This yearbook, as Chairman Vladimir Belyaev states in the Foreword to the volume, "summarizes our efforts for the past year reflecting our strong commitment in ensuring the long-term conservation and sustainable use of our fisheries resources within the Convention Area in the high seas of the North Pacific."

NPFC SC Intersessional Meeting web conference

The NPFC Scientific Committee and its subsidiary bodies, Technical Working Group on Chub Mackerel Stock Assessment, Small Scientific Committee on Bottom Fish and Marine Ecosystems, and Small Scientific Committee on Pacific Saury, held virtual meetings on 27 May – 4 June 2020. These informal meetings aimed at checking the status of the implementation of the workplan for 2019-2020 and planning further intersessional activities before formal meetings in November 2020. Members…


The North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) have adopted a comprehensive framework for enhanced scientific collaboration in the North Pacific. The framework identifies three broad areas of joint interest to NPFC and PICES: (i) support for stock assessment for priority species;  (ii) vulnerable marine ecosystems; and  (iii) ecosystem approach to fisheries. Various mechanisms are suggested for implementing collaboration…

5th Anniversary of the Commission

The 5th Meeting of the NPFC took place in Tokyo, Japan on 16-18 July 2019, and was attended by more than 130 participants from…

SC04 Meeting

The NPFC Scientific Committee (SC) and its Small Scientific Committees (SSC) met in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 15 to 26 April 2019.


The SSC on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VME) reviewed the…

Mr. Takashi Koya received the flag and pennant from Dr. Dae-Yeon Moon

Pursuant to the High Seas Boarding and Inspections (HSBI) Implementation Plan, CMM 2017-09 and upon completion of all requirements, NPFC has officially launched HSBI operations on 1st April 2019.

Recognizing the importance of HSBI as an effective tool for enforcing the NPFC-adopted Conservation and Management Measures, Members and their personnel are encouraged to work through the Small Working Group Operations Enforcement (SWG OE) to monitor the implementation of these activities in…