Vacancies: NPAFC Executive Director and Deputy Director

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The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) is inviting applications for two open positions:

*Executive Director of the NPAFC: the post is for a four-year term, subject to the possibility of one additional term by mutual agreement between the Executive Director and the Commission. The position will be vacant on February 1, 2023. Link for further information on this position is available on the NPFAC website: https://npafc.org/wp-content/uploads/Public-Documents/Request-for-Applications-for-the-Position-of-Executive-Director-2022.pdf. The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 December 2022

*Deputy Director of the NPFAC: the position is for a three-year term, which may be renewed. The position will be vacant on February 1, 2023. Link for further information on this position is available on the NPFAC website:https://npafc.org/wp-content/uploads/Public-Documents/Request-for-Applications-2022.pdf. Deadlines for submission of applications is 31 August 2022.

The Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean was signed by Canada, Japan, Russia, and the U.S.A. on February 11, 1992. The Convention entered into force on February 16, 1993. The Republic of Korea acceded to the Convention on May 27, 2003. The purpose of the Commission is to promote the conservation of anadromous stocks on the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean. Under the Convention, directed fishing for salmon and steelhead trout is prohibited on the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean. In addition, the incidental taking of these fish is to be minimized to the maximum extent practicable. The retention on board a fishing vessel of anadromous fish taken as an incidental take is prohibited and any such fish is to be returned immediately to the sea. The Parties also agree to take appropriate measures to prevent trafficking in anadromous fish taken in violation of the prohibitions provided in the Convention, and to penalize persons involved in such trafficking.

The NPAFC is a designated international organization in its member countries. This means the organization, delegates, and staff have certain privileges and immunities granted by the national governments. In Canada, the NPAFC designation is through Order in Council SOR/94-562 under the authority of the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act. The Headquarters Agreement between the Government of Canada and the NPAFC was done at Ottawa, October 29, 1993, and at Vancouver, November 3, 1993 (CTS 1993/16), as amended by the Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the NPAFC, constituting an agreement amending the Agreement, done at Ottawa, May 15, 1997, and at Vancouver, May 27, 1997 (CTS 1997/14).

To learn more about the NPAFC, visit the organisation's website: https://npafc.org/