Finance and Administration Committee
  • Acronym: F&A
  • Chair: Ms. Kristen C Koch <>
  • Mailing List
  • Past Chairs:
    Mike Seki (Nov. 5, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2023, U.S.A.)
    Carmel Lowe (Nov. 14, 2016 – Nov. 4, 2020, Canada)
    John Stein (Oct. 23, 2012 – Nov. 13, 2016, U.S.A.)
    Patricia Livingston (Nov. 2, 2008 – Oct. 30, 2012, U.S.A.)
    Laura Richards (Oct. 24, 2004 – Nov. 2, 2008, Canada)
    Richard J. Marasco (Oct. 26, 1998 – Oct. 23, 2004, U.S.A.)
    Warren S. Wooster (acting Chairman Nov. 4, 1997 – Oct. 25, 1998, U.S.A.)
    John L. McGruder (Oct. 21, 1996 – Nov. 4, 1997, U.S.A.)
    John C. Davis (Oct. 17, 1992 – Oct. 20, 1996, Canada)
  • Action Plan

The Finance and Administration (F&A) Committee is an Executive Committee responsible for overseeing financial and administrative matters and effectiveness of the Organization and reporting directly to Council. Details on the functions, membership and leadership of F&A are described in Rule 19 of the Rules of Procedure.

Specific areas of oversight of the F&A Committee include:

  • Audited accounts for the preceding financial year;
  • Preliminary accounts for the current financial year;
  • Budget for the upcoming year, and a forecast budget for the year thereafter;
  • The administrative effectiveness of the Organization in general and the Secretariat in particular;
  • Amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Chairman’s Handbook as may be necessary; and
  • Other matters as may be referred to it by the Council.
Annual Meetings
Mr. Andrew Thomson (F&A, GC)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
Dr. Bernard Vigneault (F&A, GC)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0E6
Mr. Yutaka Hiroe (F&A)
Fisheries Agency
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda
Tokyo, Japan 100-8907
Mr. Tatsuki Oshima (F&A)
Fisheries Agency
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda
Tokyo, Japan 100-8907
Mr. Antao Wang (F&A, GC)
Department of International Cooperation
Ministry of Natural Resources China
No.64 Fuchengmenwai Avenue
Beijing, People's Republic of China 100812
Phone 86-10-66557072
Mr. Yafeng YANG (F&A)
Divison of International Cooperation
First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, China
No. 6, Xianxialing Road
Qingdao, People's Republic of China 266061
Ms. Jiin Kim (F&A)
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF)
94 Dasom 2-ro
Sejong, Republic of Korea 30110
Mr. Jun Hyung Kim (F&A)
International Cooperation Department
Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
385 Haeyang-ro Yeong-do gu
Busan, Republic of Korea 49111
Dr. Igor I. Shevchenko (F&A, SB, TCODE)
Pacific branch of VNIRO (TINRO)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
(7-423) 2401663
(7-423) 2300752
Ms. Tia P Brown (F&A)
NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
1845 Wasp Blvd, Bldg. 176
Honolulu, Hawaii
U.S.A. 96818
Ms. Kristen C Koch (F&A)
F&A Chair
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA
U.S.A. 92037
Ms. Amanda Williams (F&A)
Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs
Department of State
2201 C St. Northwest Room 2665
Washington, DC
U.S.A. 20520
(1-202) 368-6353