Council meetings

Here you will find the documents of past and upcoming meetings of the NAMMCO Council. Some of these documents require a password for access.

Reports from the meetings are found here.

Management Committees  – Agendas and meeting documents can be found here

12-16 September 2022, Meeting of the Council

Council Meeting Documents

[The documents for the Management Committees can be accessed here.]

Documents in cursive will become available just prior or during the meeting.

Zip Folder of Meeting Documents

Zip Folder of For Information Documents

Revised Schedule for NAMMCO 29 – New 130922

Provisional Agenda NAMMCO 29 2022

Meeting Documents

01 List of Participants

02 Draft Annotated agenda – version 300822

03rev List of Documents – version 110922  ***NEW

04 Report of the Finance and Administration Committee

05 Audited Accounts 2021

06 Budget 2022, draft budget 2023, forecast budget 2024

07rev Administrative Report 2021 (revised 060922)

08 Report of the Scientific Committee 2022

09 Report of the Committee on Hunting Methods

10 Report of the Committee on Inspection and Observation

11 Report of the Working Group on By-catch, Entanglements and Live Strandings 

12  MCs New Recommendations for Scientific Research and Requests for Advice from the SC

13 Press Release

14 Update on the MINTAG project

15 Update on the NASS-2024 and funding

16 Proposal for Financial Rules

17 Communication Plan: review of plan 2029-2022, and plan 2023-2024 *** NEW

18 Data policy for NAMMCO Scientific Publications

For Information Documents

FI01 Report of the Management Committee for Cetaceans

FI02 Report of the Management Committee for Seals and Walrus

FI03 Report of the Joint Meeting of the Management Committees

FI04 Staff Rules, updated version 17 June 2022

FI05 Terms of Reference of the Committee on Inspection and Observation

FI06 MCs New Proposal for Conservation and Management

FI07 Application for funding to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Arktis-2030 Grant Scheme)

FI08 MINTAG Project description

FI09 In Memoriam Gísli Víkinsson  ***NEW

Annual Progress Reports

National Progress Reports Faroe Islands – 2021

National Progress Reports Greenland – 2021

National Progress Reports Iceland – 2021

National Progress Reports Norway – 2021

NAMMCO Catches up to and including 2021

National Progress Reports Canada – 2021

National Progress Reports Japan – 2021

Annual Progress Reports Makivik Corporation – 2021

Opening Statements

Opening Statement Faroe Islands

Opening Statement Greenland

Opening Statement Iceland

Opening Statement Norway

Opening Statement Canada

Opening Statement Japan

Opening Statement USA

Opening Statement IWC

Opening Statement IWMC

PowerPoint Presentations

Pr. Vito de Lucia – An overview of the potential implications of the future BBNJ Treaty for existing instruments, bodies and institutions – The case of NAMMCO

22-25 March 2021, Meeting of the Council

Council Meeting Documents

[The documents for the Managements Committees can be accessed here.]

Documents in cursive will become available just prior or during the meeting.

Draft Schedule for NAMMCO 28

Provisional Agenda NAMMCO 28 2021

Brief Technical Guide to Teams

Meeting Documents

01  List of Participants 

02 Draft Annotated Agenda

03 List of Documents

04 Report of the Finance and Administration Committee

05 Audited Accounts 2020

06 Budget 2021, draft budget 2022, forecast budget 2023

07 Administrative Report 2019 – 2020

08 Report of the Scientific Committee 2019 – 2021

09 Report of the Committee on Hunting Methods 2019 – 2021

10 Report of the Committee on Inspection and Observation 2019 -2021

11 Report of the Working Group on By-catch, Entanglements and Live Strandings 2019

12  MCs New Proposal for Conservation and Management

13 MCs New Recommendations for Scientific Research and Requests for Advice from the SC

14 Press Release

15 Report of the ad hoc Working Group on Performance Review

16 Proposed Guidelines to the Observation Scheme

17 Proposal for Observation Activities 2021 and 2022

18 Proposal for a North Atlantic Survey of Selected Cetaceans NASS-2024

19 Revised Super-Tag Project Description

20 NAMMCO Conference on marine mammals as food resources – Preliminary concept paper

For Information Documents

Press Release Prior Annual Meeting

NAMMCO/27/04 Report of the Performance Review Panel

MC05 List of Proposals for Conservation and Management and Recommendations for Research with Responses from the Member Countries (excel version available here)

MC06 List of Active Requests from the NAMMCO Council to the Scientific Committee, with Responses from the Scientific Committee (excel version available here)

FI01 Report of the Management Committee for Cetaceans

FI02 Report of the Management Committee for Seals and Walrus

FI03 Report of the Joint Management Committee

FI04 Provisions of the Joint NAMMCO Control Scheme for the Hunting of Marine Mammals

Annual Progress Reports

National Progress Reports Faroe Islands – 2020 & 2019

National Progress Reports Greenland – 2020 & 2019

National Progress Reports Iceland – 2020 & 2019

National Progress Reports Norway – 2020 & 2019

NAMMCO Catches up to and including 2020

National Progress Reports Canada – 2020 & 2019

National Progress Reports Japan – 2020 & 2019

Annual Progress Reports Makivik Corporation – 2020 & 2019

Opening Statements

Opening Statement Faroe Islands

Opening Statement Greenland

Opening Statement Japan

Opening Statement USA

Opening Statement IWC

Opening Statement Makivik Corporation

Opening Statement Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Opening Statement IWMC

PowerPoint Presentations

Council

Report of the Finance and Administration Committee

Administrative Report 2019-2020

Report of the Performance Review Working Group

Report of the Scientific Committee

Report of the Committee on Hunting Methods

Report of the Committee on Inspection and Observation

Report of the Working Group on By-catch Entanglements and Live Strandings 

MCC

Presentation on Narwhals by Hunters from East Greenland Åge Hammeken and Tobias Ignatiussen

Presentation on Beluga by Roderick Hobbs 

Presentation on Narwhals by Roderick Hobbs 

Presentation on Harbour Porpoises by Bjarni Mikkelsen 

MCSW

Presentation on Coastal Seals by Aqqalu Rosing-Asvid 

Presentation on Harp and Hooded Seals by Aqqalu Rosing-Asvid

26 March 2020, Meeting of the Council – Heads of Delegation

01 Draft Annotated Agenda

02 Report Finance Administration Committee

03 Overview Budgets 2020-2021

03rev Workplans of NAMMCO Committees

05 Audited Accounts 2019

18 Proposed Changes to ROP’s Regarding Deadlines for Submitting Meeting Documents

17-19 March 2020, Oslo, Norway

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 28th Meeting of NAMMCO was rescheduled to 23-26 March 2021.
For more information go to News

revSchedule of meeting and events for NAMMCO Council 28 (revised 06/03/20)

Link to Management Committees

Documents in cursive will become available at the meeting

Meeting Documents

Provisional Agenda NAMMCO 28 2020

01 revDraft List of Participants (revised 06/03/20)

02 Draft Annotated Agenda

03 revList of Documents (revised 06/03/20)

04 Report of the Finance and Administration Committee

05 Audited accounts 2019

06 Budget 2020 and draft budget 2021

07 Report of the Scientific Committee

08 Report of the Committee on Hunting Methods

09 Report of the Committee on Inspection and Observation

10 Report of the Working Group on By-catch, Entanglements and Live Strandings

11 Proposal for new requests for scientific advice

12 External Relations

13 Secretariat’s Outreach Activities

14 Press Release

15 Observer report from the FAO By-Catch Expert Meeting 2019

16 Provisions of the Inspection and Observation Scheme

17a Report of the ad hoc Working Group on Performance Review, including the responses of the FAC, SC, CHM, CIO and BYCELS to the recommendations of the Performance Review Panel

17b Response from the Management Committees to the recommendations of the Performance Review Panel

18 Proposed changes to RoPs regarding deadlines for submitting meeting documents

19 Proposal for new requests for scientific advice

20 NAMMCO process for generating advice to Parties

For Information Documents

MC05 Proposals for Conservation and Management and Research Recommendations

MC06 List of Active Requests by NAMMCO Council to the Scientific Committee and responses from the Committee

FI01 Report of the Performance Review Panel 2019

Annual Progress Reports

National Progress Report Faroe Islands – 2019

National Progress Report Greenland – 2019

National Progress Report Iceland – 2019

National Progress Report Norway – 2019

National Progress Report Canada – 2019

National Progress Report Japan – 2017-18 – small cetaceans

National Progress Report Japan – 2018-19 – large cetaceans

Annual Progress Report Makivik Corporation – 2019

3-4 April 2019, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Schedule of meetings for NAMMCO Council 27 and associated meetings and events

Meeting Documents

01 Participant list

02a rev2203 Draft Agenda

02b rev0204 Draft Annotated Agenda

03rev2503 List of Documents

05 Report of the Finance and Administration Committee

06 Audited Accounts 2018

07 NAMMCO Overview Budgets 2019-20

08 Report of the Scientific Committee

09rev1903 Report of the Committee of Hunting Methods

10 Report of the Committee on Inspection and Observation

11rev2603 Proposal for a revised Observation Scheme

12 Report of the Working Group on By-catch, Entanglements and Live Strandings

13 Report of the Joint Management Committee

14 Report of the Management Committee for Cetaceans

15 Report of the Management Committee for Seals and Walruses

16 MMFR – Report of the LCA pilot study: “Local seal or imported meat? – LCA of environmental impacts of food choices in Greenland”-report-lca-project_nammco27-2019

17rev0205 External Relations

18 List of new Request for Advice to the Committees

19 New Proposals for Conservation and Management

20 Outreach Activities

21 Communication Plans 2017-18 & 2019-20

22 Press Release

Pre-Council Press Release

Presentation by Nina Young

Other meeting Documents (meeting participants only)

National Progress Reports

National Progress Report Faroe Islands 2018

National Progress Report Greenland 2018

National Progress Report Iceland 2018

National Progress Report Norway 2018

National Progress Reports: Catches, By-catches & Strandings 2018

National Progress Report Canada 2017

National Progress Report Japan 2016-17, small cetaceans

National Progress Report Japan 2017-18, large cetaceans

National Progress Report Russian Federation 2017-18

Annual Progress Reports

Annual Progress Report NTI 2018

Annual Progress Report Makivik 2018

6-8 March 2018, Tromsø, Norway

Meeting documents

Preliminary Schedule of meetings NAMMCO 26 -revised 27 February

Press release prior meeting (280218)

01 List of Participants 

02 Provisional Agenda

03 Annotated Agenda-rev2  Revised March 04 WITH START TIME on Wednesday 7 March

04 List of Documents-rev – revised March 01

05 Report of the Finance and Administration Committee (uploaded 060318 – 20:11)

06 Audited accounts 2017

07 Performance Review

08 Budget 2018 and draft budget 2019

09 Report of the Scientific Committee

10 Report of the Committee on Hunting Methods

11 Report of the Committee on Inspection and Observation

12 Report of the NAMMCO observation scheme 2017 season and plans for 2018 season

13 Report of the Council Working Group on By-catch, entanglements and live strandings

14 Report of the Joint Management Committee

15 Report of the Management Committee on Cetaceans

16 Report of the Management Committee for Seals and Walrus

16 Report from the Marine Mammal as Food Resources Project

17 Observers’ report -revised 21 February 

18 List of new Request for Advice to Committees

19 Proposals for Conservation and Management

20 Summary of outreach activities, incl. website and facebook (uploaded 060318 – 15:25)

21 Press Release

22 Report of the Global Review of Monodontids meeting

National Progress Reports

National Progress Reports Faroe Islands – 2016

National Progress Reports Greenland – 2016

 National Progress Reports Iceland – 2016

National Progress Reports Norway – 2016

National Progress Reports Canada – 2016

National Progress Reports Japan – 2016

National Progress Reports Russian Federation – 2016

NPR Catches – 2016 and 2017

National Progress Reports Faroe Islands – 2017

National Progress Reports Greenland – 2017

National Progress Reports Iceland – 2017

National Progress Reports Norway – 2017

Opening statements

NAMMCO-26 Opening Statements

4-6 April 2017, Nuuk, Greenland

Declaration

Nuuk Declaration

Press releases

Jubilee PR-prior to NAMMCO 25

Press Release NAMMCO 25

Council documents

01 Participant-list

02 Annotated-agenda

03 List-of-documents

04 Report-of-the-Finance-and-Administration-Committee

05 Audited-account-2016.

06 Budget-2017-and-draft-budget-2018

07 Report of the Scientific Committee

08 Report of the Joint meeting of the Management Committees

09 Report of the Management Committee for Cetaceans

10 Report of the Management Committee for Seals and Walruses

11 Report of the Committee on Hunting Methods

12 Report of the Committee on Inspection and Observation

13 Report of the NAMMCO Observation Scheme

14 Changes to RoP for Council

15 Changes to RoP for MC and CIO

16 Changes to RoP for SC

17 Changes to RoP for CHM

18 Planning Group Report-Marine Mammals as Food Ressources Project

19 Observers reports

20 Communication and Outreach Strategy

21 Communication Plan

22 Performance-review

23 Marine-mammals-a-multifaceted-resource

24 NAMMCO New Flyers

26 New-requests-for-advice-to-the-scientific-committee

27 New-proposals-for-conservation-and-management

28 Report of SC intersessional meeting 2 March

29 Facebook-development

30 Nuuk-Declaration

National Progress Reports

National Progress Reports Faroes Islands – 2015

National Progress Reports Greenland – 2015

National Progress Reports Iceland – 2015

National Progress Reports Norway – 2015

National Progress Reports Canada – 2015

National Progress Reports Japan – 2015

National Progress Reports Russian Federation – 2015

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