The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

Contact

Upcoming events:

NAMMCO/JCNB Joint Scientific Working Group

Links to other organisations

Member Government Organisations

There are currently four member governments of NAMMCO: Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway.

 

Ministry of Fisheries, Faroes

Greenland Home Rule Government

Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Iceland

Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Observer Government Organisations

Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

URL: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/index.htm

Government of the Russian Federation

URL: http://www.gov.ru/index_en.html

 

The Institute of Cetacean Research, Japan

URL: http://www.icrwhale.org/eng-index.htm

Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, Canada

URL: http://nwmb.com/

 

Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries, Co-operatives and Rural Development, St Lucia, West Indies

URL: http://agriculture.govt.lc/

International Government Organisations

Arctic Council

"Provides a mechanism to address the common concerns and challenges faced by the Arctic governments and the people of the Arctic."

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS)

The ASCOBANS Agreement was concluded to coordinate and implement conservation measures for small cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas, as a regional agreement under the auspices of the Bonn Convention (CMS).

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

Bans or limits international trade in endangered or threatened species.

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)

"Forum for the exchange of information and ideas on the sea and its living resources, and for the promotion and coordination of marine research".

International Whaling Commission

"To provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry."

North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC)

Convention regulating fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic.

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)

Convention regulating fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic.

OSPAR

The 1992 OSPAR Convention is the current instrument guiding international cooperation on the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic.

Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS)

Regional agreement under the Bonn Convention (CMS) and sister organisation to ASCOBANS

Non-Government Organisations

Canadian Sealers Association

Represents sealers in Eastern Canada.

World Conservation Union (IUCN)

World umbrella for conservation organizations.

World Conservation Trust (IWMC)

Promotes sustainable use of wildlife.

Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), Greenland

URL: http://www.inuit.org/

 

Fur Institute of Canada

URL: http://www.fur.ca/index.php

 

Canadian Sealers Association

Represents sealers in Eastern Canada.

Research and Education

Norwegian School of Veterinary Science

First established in 1935, the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NVH) is the sole institution educating veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in Norway. The school is also responsible for the major part of all veterinary research conducted in the country.

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Fisheries and wildlife research in Greenland.

Danish Polar Centre

Provides services and logistical support, and publishes information on research in Greenland.

Marine Research Institute, Iceland

" . . . to acquire knowledge of the marine environment around Iceland and its living resources."

Institute of Marine Research, Norway

"National centre for research on coastal and ocean life and the marine environment."

Norwegian College of Fisheries Science

A centre for learning and research on fisheries located in Tromsø, Norway.

Whalenet

Educational site focussing on whales and whale research.

 

Whales and whaling in the Faroe Islands

This site is a general introduction to whales and whaling in the Faroe Islands.

MARMAM e-mail discussion list

An e-mail discussion forum on marine mammal research.

 

The European Cetacean Society (ECS)

The European Cetacean Society (ECS) was established in January 1987 and aims to promote and advance the scientific studies and conservation efforts of marine mammals and to gather and disseminate information about cetaceans to members of the Society and the public at large. The ECS is coordinated by a Council of 11 members and each year organizes an Annual Conferences in a European country.

The Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM)

The objectives of the Society for Marine Mammalogy are to evaluate and promote the educational, scientific and managerial advancement of marine mammal science, to gather and disseminate to members of the Society, the public and public and private institutions, scientific, technical and management information through publications and meetings and to provide scientific information, as required, on matters related to the conservation and management of marine mammal resources. The Society publishes a variety of items including the journalMarine Mammal Science. The SMM organises biennially (odd years) a conference on the biology of marine mammals.

URL: http://www.marinemammalscience.org/

 

European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM)

The E.A.A.M. is an organisation of people interested in marine mammals in human care, in a zoological environment or in the wild, and includes veterinarians, biologists, zoo and marine park directors and managers, trainers (husbandry professionals), researchers, students and other persons who devote a significant amount of time to the welfare of marine mammals through research, medical care, training, education, conservation, management and related activities.

Publishes a journal "Aquatic Mammals" jointly with the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA) and the International Marine Mammal Trainers' Association (IMATA).

Sierra Club

The Club is America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. A source of wealth of information, and interesting publications.

Other

European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM)

Marine mammal organisation with special interests in husbandry; publishes a journal "Aquatic Mammals" jointly with the European Cetacean Society (ECS).

MARMAM E-mail Discussion Group

An e-mail discussion forum on marine mammal research.

The European Cetacean Society (ECS)

Society for information exchange for whale and dolphin researchers in Europe, and with an annual conference.

The Society for Marine Mammalogy

A global forum for marine mammal researchers, holding biennial conferences and publishing a journal.

Whales and whaling in the Faroe Islands

This site is a general introduction to whales and whaling in the Faroe Islands.