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NAMMCO 25

Best practices in the hunting and killing of seals 2009

The Committee on Hunting Methods organised an expert group meeting on the best practices in the hunting and killing of seals 24 - 26 February 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

The expert group critically assessed different seal hunting methods within their contexts and addressed questions like; the use of specific hunting methods and equipment in particular settings; training requirements for hunters; control and monitoring of hunting methods and research needs to improve the basis for further assessment

The expert group developed recommendations on best practices based on state of the art in sealing and identified where and how specific improvements could be made.