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.
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.
|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|
|P Hutchinson||2012 -2017|
|M Windsor||2001 – 2012|