Scientific Working Groups – Reports

Here you will find the reports of all the Scientific Working Groups, organised by the year it took place. The reports are also published in the Annual reports. You will find documents of past and upcoming Working Group meetings here.

2019

Harbour Porpoise Working Group, March 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

By-catch Working Group, October 2018, teleconference

Walrus Working Group, October 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark (revised June 2019, see item 11.2)

Abundance Estimates Working Group, May 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark – Revised October 2018

By-catch Working Group, April 2018, teleconference

2017

By-catch Working Group, May 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

NAMMCO-JCNB Joint Working Group, March 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Large Whale Assessment Working Group, January 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016

Abundance Estimates Working Group, October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Joint ICES/NAFO/NAMMCO Working Group on Harp and Hooded seals, September 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Coastal Seals Working Group, March 2016, Reykjavik, Iceland

By-Catch Working Group, February 2016, Reykjavik, Iceland

2015

Steering Group on Survey Planning, Post-Survey Report, November 2015, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Large Whale Assessment Working Group, October 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Steering Group on Survey Planning, April 2015, Skype Meeting

Survey Planning Working Group, April 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland

Joint NAMMCO/JCNB Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga, March 2015, Ottawa, Canada

Note that the Narwhal Catch Allocation Sub-group met twice, 10-12 March 2014 in Denmark and 9-10 March 2015 in Canada. Reports from these meetings comprise Appendix 5 of the Joint NAMMCO/JCNB Working Group report listed above.

2014

Survey Planning Working Group, October 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

Survey Planning Working Group, 26 March 2014, Skype Meeting

Survey Planning Working Group, 18 March 2014, Skype Meeting

The first meeting of the Narwhal Catch Allocation sub-group met 10-12 March 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The report is comprised in Appendix 5 of the Joint NAMMCO/JCNB Working Group listed under 2015.

Steering Group on Survey Planning, February 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013

Walrus Working Group, November 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark

Harbour Porpoise Working Group, November 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012

Steering Group on Survey Planning, November 2012, Skype Meeting

Joint NAMMCO/JCNB Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga, February 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark

Working Group on Planning the Second Trans-North Atlantic Sightings Survey, January 2012, Reykjavik, Iceland

2011

Working Group on Assessment, April 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

Coastal Seals Working Group, March 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

Survey Planning Working Group, March 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abundance Estimates Working Group, March 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

Working Group on Marine Mammals and Fisheries Interactions, March 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark

Working Group on Assessment, March 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Walrus Working Group, November 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abundance Estimates Working Group, October 2009, Quebec City, Canada

Working Group on Marine Mammals and Fisheries in the North Atlantic: Estimating consumption and modelling interactions, April 2009, Reykjavik, Iceland

Working Group on Assessment, 23 March 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark

Joint NAMMCO/JCNB Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga, February 2009, Winnipeg, Canada

2008

Working Group on Pilot Whales, July 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark

Working Group on Pilot Whales, April 2008, Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland

Abundance Estimates Working Group, April 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark

T-NASS 2007 Working Group V, April 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

T-NASS 2007 Working Group IV: Shipboard Surveys Debriefing, November 2007, teleconference

Planning Committee on Trans-North Atlantic Sightings Survey (T-NASS), Working Group III, March-April 2007, St. Andrews, UK

2006

Ad Hoc Working Group: Are Fin Whales in the Central North Atlantic Appropriately Listed in CITES Appendix 1?, November 2006, Reykjavik, Iceland

T-NASS 2007 Planning Working Group, November 2006, Reykjavik, Iceland

Working Group on Harbour Seals, October 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark

T-NASS 2007 Planning Working Group, March 2006, Reykjavik, Iceland

2005

Fin Whales Working Group, October 2005, Oslo, Norway

Joint NAMMCO/JCNB Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga, October 2005, Nuuk, Greenland

Walrus Working Group, January 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

Fin Whale Assessment Planning Meeting, October 2004, Oslo, Norway

Working Group on Marine Mammals and Fisheries in the North Atlantic: Estimating consumption and modelling interactions, October 2004, Oslo, Norway

Joint NAMMCO/JCNB Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga, February 2004, Montréal, Canada

2003

Working Group on Minke and Fin Whales, November 2003, Copenhagen, Denmark

Working Group on Grey Seals, April 2003, Reykjavik, Iceland

Abundance Estimates Working Group, March 2003, St. Andrews, Scotland

2002

Abundance Estimates Working Group, March 2002, Kerteminde, Denmark

2001

Joint NAMMCO/JCNB Working Group on Narwhal and Beluga, May 2001, Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland

2000

Abundance Estimates Working Group, November 2000, Bergen, Norway

Working Group on the Population Status of Beluga and Narwhal in the North Atlantic, June 2000, Oslo, Norway

The above meeting pre-dated the cooperation between NAMMCO and the JCNB’s scientific working groups.

Working Group on North Atlantic Fin Whales, May 2000, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Working Group on Economic Aspects of Marine Mammal – Fisheries Interactions, February 2000, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999

Working Group on North Atlantic Fin Whales, April 1999, Copenhagen, Denmark

Working Group on the Population Status of Beluga and Narwhal in the North Atlantic, March 1999, Oslo, Norway

1998

Working Group on Economic Aspects of Marine Mammal-Fisheries Interactions, March 1998, Reykjavík, Iceland

1997

Working Group on Management Procedures, October 1997, Copenhagen, Denmark

Working Group on Sealworm Infection, March 1997, Tromsø, Norway

Working Group on the Role of Minke Whales, Harp Seals and Hooded Seals in North Atlantic Ecosystems, March 1997, Tromsø, Norway

Working Group on Abundance Estimates, February 1997, Reykjavík, Iceland

1996

Working Group on Ringed Seals, February 1996, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Working Group on Grey Seals, February 1996, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

1995

Working Group to plan NASS-95, February 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark

Joint Meeting of the Scientific Committee Working Groups on Northern Bottlenose and Killer Whales and Management Procedures, February 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ad hoc Working Group on Atlantic Walrus, January-February 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994

Working Group to plan NASS-95, December 1994, Tromsø, Norway

Working Group to plan NASS-95, February 1994, Tromsø, Norway

1993

Working Group on Northern Bottlenose and Killer Whales, November 1993, Reykjavik, Iceland

Working Group on Management Procedures, November 1993, Reykjavik, Iceland

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