North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation

Type of Organization
Inter governmental


Organisation description

NASCO is an international organization established under the Convention for the Conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean which entered into force on 1 October 1983. The objective of the Organization is to contribute through consultation and cooperation to the conservation, restoration, enhancement and rational management of salmon stocks subject to the Convention taking into account the best scientific evidence available to it. The Convention applies to the salmon stocks which migrate beyond areas of fisheries jurisdiction of coastal States of the Atlantic Ocean north of 36´┐ŻN latitude throughout their migratory range.
Nasco has established an International Atlantic Salmon Research Board to investigate the causes of marine mortality of salmon and the opportunities to counteract this mortality (see for details).

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