Framework for enhanced scientific collaboration developed by NPFC and PICES

    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 between the organizations including workshops and joint working groups as the key ones in the near term, but also theme sessions at PICES annual meetings, representation at meetings and/or workshops, and coordination of science plans.

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