Advisory Panel: Marine Non-indigenous Species
Terms of Reference
  1. Continue to share information on marine non-indigenous species (NIS) in the North Pacific via an updated NIS database;
  2. Exchange information on updated regulations/policy, best practices for monitoring, early detection, rapid response, and control/containment options;
  3. Develop a better understanding of changing distributions of NIS and invasion pathways and vectors in the context of global climate change including expected changes in water temperature, salinity, oxygen, and pCO2;
  4. Plan workshops/sessions/symposia related to NIS topics. (For example a joint PICES/ICES Theme Session on “The increasing importance of biofouling for marine invasions: an ecosystem altering mechanism” was held at the 2014 ICES Annual Science Conference.);
  5. Work with other international, intergovernmental organizations (e.g., IMO, ICES, NOWPAP and WESTPAC) and/or countries to accomplish these terms of reference, especially those related to data/information exchange;
  6. Publish regular reports on accomplishments.
Annual Meetings


2018, 2017
Dr. Thomas W. Therriault (AP-NIS, FUTURE-SSC, MEQ)
MEQ Vice-Chair, AP-NIS Chair
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 756-7394
(1-250) 756-7138
Dr. Lijun Wang (AP-NIS)
National Marine Environmental mornitorng Center (NMEMC), MNR
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
China, PR 116023
(86-411) 84782532
(86-411) 8478-2532
Dr. Li Zheng (AP-NIS)
Marine Ecology Center
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
6 Xianxialing Rd., Hi-Tech Park, LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266061
(86-532) 8896-1802
(86-532) 88963259
Dr. Masaya Katoh (AP-NIS)
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
Prof. Hiroshi Kawai (AP-NIS)
Research Center for Inland Seas
Kobe University
1-1 Rokkodai, Nadaku
Kobe, Hyogo
Japan 657-8501
(81-78) 803-5710
(81-78) 803-6699
Prof. Keun-Hyung Choi (AP-NIS)
Department of Oceanography and Ocean Environmental Sciences
Chungnam National University
Daehak-ro 99, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, Korea, R 34134
(82-42) 821-6432
Dr. Weol-Ae Lim (AP-NIS, HAB-S, MEQ)
Oceanic Climate and Ecology Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
216 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 46083
(82 51) 720-2260
(82-51) 720-2239
Dr. Kyoungsoon Shin (AP-NIS)
South Sea Research Institute
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
41 Jangmok 1-gil, Jangmok-myon
Geoje, Korea, R 53201
(82-55) 639-8510
(82-55) 639-8509
Dr. Jeanette Davis (AP-NIS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD
U.S.A. 20910-3282