The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission


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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.


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