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Committee on Hunting Methods

The Committee on Hunting Methods provides advice on hunting methods for the marine mammals relevant to NAMMCO member countries. The advice given is based on the best available scientific findings, technological developments and traditional and local knowledge, with due consideration given to safety requirements and efficiency of utilisation. 

The Rules of Procedure for the Committee govern its functions. The Committee on Hunting Methods comprises members appointed by the member nations. The Committee meets annually and meeting reports may be found here

The Committee has organised international workshops and Expert Group meetings, all of which have generated both specific and general recommendations.  The Committee has also developed hunting manuals and has carried out shooting trials to examine the effect of different rifle projectiles. 

The current Chair of the Committee is Nette Levermann (Greenland) and Vice-Chair is Guðni Magnús Eiríksson (Iceland).

nette Nette Levermann (G), Chair

Guðni Magnús Eiríksson Guðni Magnús Eiríksson  (I), Vice-Chair