NAMMCO is an international regional body for cooperation on the conservation, management and study of marine mammals in the North Atlantic.
The members of NAMMCO — Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway — are committed to sustainable and responsible use of all living marine resources, including marine mammals.
The regional cooperation under NAMMCO aims at strengthening and further developing effective conservation and management measures for marine mammals. Taking into account the rights and needs of coastal communities to make a sustainable living from what the sea can provide, such measures should be based on the best available scientific evidence and user knowledge and take into account the complexity and vulnerability of the marine ecosystem.
The NAMMCO Agreement focuses on consolidating and advancing scientific knowledge of the North Atlantic marine ecosystem as a whole, and to understanding better the role of marine mammals in this system.
The NAMMCO Agreement was signed in Nuuk on April 12, 1992, and NAMMCO is celebrating its 25th jubilee.
The 25th meeting of the Council of NAMMCO will be hosted, as NAMMCO's inaugural meeting, by Greenland and held in Nuuk on April 5-6, 2017, at Hotel Hans Egede.