Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization


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Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

An international organization dedicated to managing and conserving fish resources. It also conducts scientific research to accomplish its mission. It is responsible for most fish in the Northwest Atlantic with the exception of marlins, salmon, shellfish, tuna and whales. Twelve countries are members; it was established in 1979.
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(158.) NAFO, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Conservation
Moreover, some members of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), formed in 1979 to replace ICNAF, were dissatisfied with their quotas inside Canada's 200-mile zone.
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