Small Scientific Committees

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

    • Small Scientific Committee on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (SSC VME),
    • Small Scientific Committee on Bottom Fish (SSC BF),
    • Small Scientific Committee on Pacific Saury (SSC PS).

     

    Small Scientific Committee on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems

    The Small Scientific Committee on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems was established in 2015 to provide scientific advice for the management of bottom fisheries to prevent significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems.

    Chairperson: Bai Li (China)

    Focal Points of Contacts:

      Canada: Eddy Kennedy

      China: Bai Li

      Japan: Masashi Kiyota

      Korea: Seok-Gwan Choi, Eunjung Kim

      Russia: Oleg Ivanov

      Chinese Taipei: Wen-Bin Huang

      USA: Kari Fenske

      Vanuatu: TBD

     

    Small Scientific Committee on Bottom Fish

    The Small Scientific Committee on Bottom Fish superseded the SSC on North Pacific Armorhead in 2017 with the aim to assess the status of bottom fish stocks and propose recommendations for the management of bottom fisheries resources in the Convention Area.

    Chairperson: Taro Ichii (Japan)

    Focal Points of Contacts:

      Canada: Eddy Kennedy

      China: Siquan Tian

      Japan: Taro Ichii

      Korea: Seok-Gwan Choi, Eunjung Kim

      Russia: Dmitrii Antonenko

      Chinese Taipei: Wen-Bin Huang

      USA: Kari Fenske

      Vanuatu: TBD

     

    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 Iwasaki (Japan)

    Focal Points of Contacts:

      Canada: Eddy Kennedy

      China: Siquan Tian

      Japan: Toshihide Iwasaki

      Korea: Seok-Gwan Choi, Eunjung Kim

      Russia: Vladimir Kulik, Dmitrii Antonenko

      Chinese Taipei: Wen-Bin Huang

      USA: Kari Fenske

      Vanuatu: TBD