Marine Environmental Quality Committee
  • Acronym: MEQ
  • Parent Committee: SB
  • Chair: Dr. Guangshui Na <gsna2010@163.com>
    Vice-Chair: Dr. Andrew RS Ross <Andrew.Ross@dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
  • Mailing List
  • Past Chairs:
    Chuanlin Huo (Oct. 2012 – Nov. 2018, China)
    Mitsutaku Makino (acting Chairman Apr. 2012 – Oct. 2012, Japan)
    Steven Rumrill (Oct. 2009 – Apr. 2012, USA)
    Glen S. Jamieson (Oct. 2006 – Oct. 2009, Canada)
    John E. Stein (Oct. 2000 – Oct. 2006, USA)
    Alexander V. Tkalin (Oct. 1998 – Oct. 2000, Russia)
    Richard F. Addison (Dec. 1995 – Oct. 1998, Canada)
    Jia-Yi Zhou (Oct. 1992 – Nov. 1995, China)
  • Past vice-Chairs:
    Thomas Therriault (Oct. 2017 – Nov. 2018, Canada)
    Darlene Smith (Oct. 2012 – Jul. 2017, Canada)
    Mitsutaku Makino (Oct. 2009 – Oct. 2012, Japan)
    Hak-Gyoon Kim (Oct. 2006 – Oct. 2009, Korea)
    Hideaki Nakata (Oct. 2005 – Oct. 2006, Japan)
  • Action Plan [2012-2015]
Key Tasks:
The MEQ Committee's area of responsibility is to promote and coordinate marine environmental quality and interdisciplinary research in the northern North Pacific. This would include understanding the sources and fates of contaminants found in the marine environment, the ecology of harmful algal blooms, marine environmental quality aspects of mariculture, and the transport and introduction of non-indigenous species and stocks.
Active Groups

WG 42: Working Group on Marine Microplastics
(Nov. 2018 - Nov. 2021)

S-HAB: Section on Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms in the North Pacific
(Oct. 2003 - 2017)

AP-NIS: Advisory Panel on Marine Non-indigenous Species
(June 2016 -)

Disbanded Groups

WG 30: Working Group on Assessment of Marine Environmental Quality of Radiation around the North Pacific
(Aug. 2013 - 2017)

WG 31: Working Group on Emerging Topics in Marine Pollution
(Jan. 2014 - 2017)

WG 28: Working Group on Development of Ecosystem Indicators to Characterize Ecosystem Responses to Multiple Stressors
(Jun. 2011 - 2015) (also reports to BIO)

WG 21: Working Group on Aquatic Non-indigenous Species
(Oct. 2005 - 2013)

SG-MP: Study Group on Marine Pollutants
(Oct. 2011 - Dec. 2013)

WG 24: Working Group on Environmental Interactions of Marine Aquaculture
(Oct. 2008 - Oct. 2012) (also reported to FIS)

WG 19: Working Group on Ecosystem-Based Management Science and its Application to the North Pacific
(Oct. 2004 - Oct. 2009) (also reported to FIS)

WG 18: Working Group on Mariculture in the 21st Century - The Intersection between Ecology, Socio-Economics and Production
(Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2006) (also reported to FIS)

SG-EBM: Study Group on Ecosystem-Based Management Science and its Application to the North Pacific
(Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2004) (Also reported to FIS)

WG 15: Working Group on Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the North Pacific
(Oct. 1999 - Oct. 2003)

WG 8: Working Group on Practical Assessment Methodology
(Oct. 1994 - Oct. 2000)

WG 2: Working Group on Development of Common Assessment Methodology for Marine Pollution
(Oct.1992 - Oct. 1994)

Products
Annual Meetings

Reports

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

Session and Workshop Summaries

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Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

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PICES Press
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PICES Scientific Reports
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Primary Journals
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Related Materials
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 44, 2013
Report of Working Group 24 on Environmental Interactions of Marine Aquaculture

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 37, 2010
Report of Working Group 19 on Ecosystem-based Management Science and its Application to the North Pacific

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 36, 2009
Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on the Okhotsk Sea and Adjacent Areas

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 33, 2006
Report of the PICES/NPRB Workshop on Integration of Ecological Indicators of the North Pacific with Emphasis on the Bering Sea

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 22, 2002
PICES Science: The First Ten Years and a Look to the Future

Other Publications
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News
Members
Dr. Andrew RS Ross (MEQ)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 W Saanich Rd.
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 5T5
++1 250 363 6800
++1 250 363 6807
Andrew.Ross@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Dr. Peter S. Ross (MEQ, SG-MMP)
Coastal Ocean Research Institute
Pacific Science Enterprise Centre
4160 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
Canada V7V 1N6
1-604-239-6929
Peter.Ross@ocean.org
Dr. Thomas W. Therriault (AP-NIS, FUTURE-SSC, MEQ)
MEQ Vice-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
Thomas.Therriault@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Dr. Chuanlin Huo (MEQ)
Department of Marine Ecology and Environment, Ministry of Ecology and Environment
45 Pingan li west street, Xicheng district
Beijing, China, PR 100035
 (86-10) 66103185
(86-10) 68047632 
PM_CWTH@163.COM
Dr. Chunhou Li (MEQ)
South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
231 West Xingang Rd., Haizhu District
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China, PR 510300
(86-20) 8910 8353
(86-20) 8445 1442
scslch@vip.163.com
Dr. Guangshui Na (FUTURE-SSC, MEQ, SB, WG-35, WG-39)
MEQ Chair
Marine Chemistry
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), SOA
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
China, PR 116023
(86-411) 8478-2702
(86-411) 8478-3277
gsna2010@163.com
Dr. Toyomitsu Horii (FUTURE-SSC, MEQ)
Research Management Department
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
15F Queen's Tower B, 2-3-3 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 2206115
(81-45) 227-2600
(81-45) 227-2700
thorii@affrc.go.jp
Prof. Ichiro Imai (HAB-S, MEQ)
Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences
Hokkaido University
3-1-1 Minato-cho
Hakodate, Hokkaido
Japan 041-8611
(81-138) 40-5541
(81-138) 40-5542
imai1ro@fish.hokudai.ac.jp
Dr. Hideaki Maki (MEQ)
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
16-2 Onogawa
Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Japan 305-8506
(81-29) 850-2394
(81-29)-850-2576
hidemaki@nies.go.jp
Dr. Minkyu Choi (MEQ, WG-35)
Marine Environment Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS, MOF)
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 619-705
(82-51) 720-2531
(82-51) 720-2515
mkchoi3@korea.kr
Prof. Seongjin Hong (MEQ)
Department of Ocean Environmental Sciences
Chungnam National University
99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, Korea, R 34134
(82-42) 821-6436
(82-42) 822-8173
hongseongjin@cnu.ac.kr
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
limwa@korea.kr
Dr. Tatyana A. Belan (MEQ)
Department of Oceanography and Marine Ecology
Far Eastern Regional Hyrdometeorological Research Institute (FERHRI)
24 Fontannaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
(7-4232) 431-487
(7-4232) 434-054
Tbelan@ferhri.ru
Dr. Elena Maximovna Latkovskaya (MEQ)
Environment Studies and Human Impact Monitoring
Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (SakhNIRO)
196 Komsomolskaya St.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia 693023
(7-4242) 456-766
(7-4242) 456-778
elena-sazon02@yandex.ru
Dr. Olga N. Lukyanova (HAB-S, MEQ)
Laboratory of Fisheries Oceanography
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
(7-4232) 400-805
(7-4232) 300-751
olga.lukyanova@tinro-center.ru
Dr. Staci Simonich (MEQ)
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Oregon State University
1007 Ag and Life Science Bldg.
Corvallis, OR
U.S.A. 97331-7301
(1-541) 737-9194
staci.simonich@oregonstate.edu
Ms. Gina M. Ylitalo (MEQ)
Environmental Conservation Division
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
2725 Montlake Blvd E
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98112-2097
(1-206) 860-3325
(1-206) 860-3217
Gina.Ylitalo@noaa.gov