Joint PICES-NPFC Study Group for Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific Ocean
Statement of Purpose

The purpose of a joint PICES-NPFC Study Group for Scientific Cooperation of PICES and NPFC is to develop a framework of enhanced collaboration between the two organizations to achieve a greater understanding of pelagic ecosystem structure and variability, and its effect on the dynamics and production of fisheries target species, for sustainable use of high seas fish production. The Study Group will review each organization’s scientific needs and identify where similar key questions or scientific issues might be explored jointly by both organizations.

Terms of Reference
  1. Review the scientific interests and objectives of each organization;
  2. Identify potential areas and specific topics for scientific cooperation;
  3. Identify potential collaborative methods (such as representation at each other’s meetings, holding of joint workshops or symposia, development of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the organizations or other formal agreements, establishment of joint working groups);
  4. Clarify practical steps to advance the cooperative activities identified above;
  5. Provide advice on how information produced by PICES can be shared and applied in NPFC;
  6. Make a specific proposal to each organization for further consideration.
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Members
Mr. Eddy Kennedy (SG-PICES-NPFC)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
1-250-756-3360
Eddy.Kennedy@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Prof. Yong Chen (SG-PICES-NPFC)
Shanghai Ocean University
999 Shanghai Ring Rd., Pudong New District
Shanghai, China, PR 201306
phone
cheny@shou.edu.cn
Dr. Lisha Guan (SG-PICES-NPFC)
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute
Room 1506 No.106 Nanjing Road
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
86-18663994269
guanls@ysfri.ac.cn
Prof. Changan Xu (SG-PICES-NPFC)
Third Institute of Oceanography, SOA
178 Daxue Rd.
Xiamen, China, PR 361005
phone
changanxu@tio.org.cn
Prof. Wei Yu (SG-PICES-NPFC)
Shanghai Ocean University
999 Shanghai Ring Rd., Pudong New District
Shanghai, China, PR 201306
phone
wyu@shou.edu.cn
Dr. Eunjung Kim (SG-PICES-NPFC, WG-35)
Distant Water fisheries Resources Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 619-705
(82-51) 720-2328
(82-51) 720-2337
eunjungkim@korea.kr