North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization | est 1984

About

The International Atlantic Salmon Research Board

The International Atlantic Salmon Research Board (the Board) is a body, established by and reporting to the Council of NASCO, to promote collaboration and co-operation on research into the causes of marine mortality of Atlantic salmon and the opportunities to counteract this mortality.

The Board comprises one representative from each Party to NASCO.

Additionally, the Board invites one of the Co-Chairs of NASCO’s accredited NGOs to participate in its meetings. The NGO representative is included in all correspondence to the Board.

The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization

The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) enables five Governments and the European Union to co-operate to conserve wild Atlantic salmon.

NASCO is an international organization, established by the Convention for the Conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean, in 1984. NASCO’s objective is to conserve, restore, enhance and rationally manage Atlantic salmon through international co-operation taking account of the best available scientific information.

The Scientific Advisory Group 

To assist the Board in carrying out its responsibilities, a Scientific Advisory Group (the SAG) has been established to provide scientific and technical input and advice to the Board where needed. The SAG is composed of one representative from each Party.

Additionally, the Board invites one of the Co-Chairs of NASCO’s accredited NGOs to participate in SAG meetings. The NGO representative is included in all correspondence to the SAG.

Governance

The Board and SAG follow the Terms of Reference, which were revised in 2020, ICR(20)03.

These Terms of Reference replaced the Rules of Procedure for the International Atlantic Salmon Research Board that had been in place since 2006, ICR(06)10.

The Board follows the Financial Rules of the International Atlantic Salmon Research Fund, ICR(03)13. It has the following Guidelines on Acceptance of Voluntary Contributions, ICR(03)12.

Office Bearers

Chair of the Board
C Byrne 2019 –
R Saunders 2015 – 2019
R Bierach 2011 – 2015
K Whelan 2007 – 2011
J Robichaud 2002 – 2007
M Windsor 2001 – 2002
Chair of the Scientific Advisory Group
G Chaput 2018 – 2020
N Ó Maoiléidigh 2014 – 2018
T Sheehan 2010 – 2014
L Hansen 2006 – 2010
M Beveridge 2005 – 2006
D Meerburg 2002 – 2005
Secretary to the Board
E Hatfield 2017-
P Hutchinson 2012 -2017
M Windsor 2001 – 2012