Narwhal & Beluga Working Groups Meetings

Here you will find the meeting documents of past and upcoming meetings of the Joint NAMMCO-JCNB Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga and the Ad hoc Working Group on Narwhal in East Greenland. Some of these documents require a password for access. Final reports are uploaded in the library.

JWG – Disturbance Workshop

The NAMMCO-JCNB Joint Working Group (JWG) on narwhal and beluga will meet the days 12-16th of December of 2022 at the Greenlandic Representation in in Copenhagen (Denmark). The JWG will hold a workshop to assess the anthropogenic impacts on marine mammals of mining activities in Canada and Greenland.

01 Revised Draft Agenda (05/12/2022)

02 Draft List of Participants

03 Revised Draft List of Documents (05/12/2022)

Meeting Documents (password protected)

NEGWG

The NAMMCO Ad hoc Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga in East Greenland (NEGWG) will hold its second meeting from 25-29 October at the Greenland Representation in Copenhagen.

00 Terms of Reference

01 Revised Draft Agenda (Updated 20.10.2021)

02 Draft List of Participants

03 Draft List of Documents (Updated 28.10.2021)

Meeting Documents (password protected) (Updated 28.10.2021)

JWG

The NAMMCO-JCNB Joint Scientific Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga (JWG) is planning to hold its next meeting in December 2021. Throughout 2021, a quantitative sub-group (QSG) has been meeting to inform the work of the JWG. The terms of reference for the QSG, as well as a list of participants can be found below.

The JWG is a collaboration between the NAMMCO Scientific Committee Working Group on the Population Status of Narwhal and Beluga in the North Atlantic and the Canada/Greenland Joint Commission on Conservation and Management of Narwhal and Beluga Scientific Working Group. 

 

JWG – Quantitative Sub-Group

Terms of Reference

List of Participants

List of Documents

MEETING MINUTES (password protected)

Meeting Documents September (password protected)

Meeting Documents August (password protected)

Meeting Documents June (password protected)

Meeting Documents May (password protected)

Meeting Documents February (password protected)

The NAMMCO-JCNB Joint Scientific Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga (JWG) will meet online from October 26-30 2020.

This JWG is a collaboration between the NAMMCO Scientific Committee Working Group on the Population Status of Narwhal and Beluga in the North Atlantic and the Canada/Greenland Joint Commission on Conservation and Management of Narwhal and Beluga Scientific Working Group. 

Meeting documents

00 – Terms of Reference

01 – Draft Agenda

02 – Draft List of Participants (updated 26/10/2020)

03 – Draft List of Documents (updated 29/10/2020)

Meeting Documents (password protected and only available to participants)

24-27 September 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

An Ad hoc Working Group on Narwhal in East Greenland will meet at the Greenland Representation in Copenhagen between 24-27 September 2019.

The terms of reference for the meeting are:

  1. Review the latest information on surveys in East Greenland including options for updating the surveys from the 1980s.
  2. Review information of satellite tracking of narwhals in East Greenland
  3. Present the latest information on genetic discrimination of stocks in East Greenland
  4. Assess the importance of climate change on the distribution of narwhals in East Greenland
  5. Compile hunting statistics and information from hunters on availability of narwhals
  6. Assess the future sustainability of catches

Meeting documents

01 – Draft Agenda

02 – Draft List of Participants

03 – Draft List of Documents (updated 25.09.2019)

Working and For Information Documents (only available to participants)

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