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Joint CAgM–JCOMM Task Team on Weather, Climate and Fisheries (TTWCF)

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Activities for TTWCF

Terms of Reference for TTWCF

(a) To review the current data collection by JCOMM and others, to assess how these data
meet the current needs of the ecosystem-approach to management in fisheries; as
appropriate, work with other JCOMM expert teams to develop climate services for fisheries
based on the available marine climate data;

(b) To encourage oceanic and coastal fisheries management organizations to inform their
members about the advantages of making and reporting relevant marine meteorological
and ocean observation to the various WMO/IOC observation and information systems;

(c) To contribute to the understanding of the impacts of climate change on fisheries and
marine aquaculture;

(d) To identify risk assessment or management evaluation tools that incorporate climate
variability in order to improve the ecosystem-approach to management of fisheries;

(e) To identify how weather and climate tools can inform integrated coastal zone management relevant to coastal fisheries and marine aquaculture;

(f) To submit reports, including recommendations on follow-up actions, in accordance with
timetables agreed by Management Committees of CAgM and JCOMM.

Membership for TTWCF

 Leader Jim Salinger RA V New Zealand
Andrew NKANSAH RA I Ghana
Chang-ik ZHANG RA II  Republic of Korea
Miguel ÑIQUEN RA III Peru
Scott WOODRUFF RA IV  USA -JCOMM Expert
Karen EVANS RA V Australia
Keith BRANDER RA VI Denmark
D.E. HARRISON RA IV  USA -JCOMM Expert
Anne HOLLOWED RA IV  USA - JCOMM Expert

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