SC Working Group on Walrus – 23-25 October
The Walrus Working Group will meet at the Greenland Representation in Copenhagen in October 23-25, under the chairmanship of Rob Stewart (CA). The meeting is open only to members of the Scientific Committee and invited participants.
The WG will update the assessment of all the stocks, looking at new information on stock structure, life history parameters, catch statistics and abundance and trends. It will also consider the impact of non-hunting human activities.
For Information Documents:
FI03 – Higdon, J.W., and D.B. Stewart. 2018. State of circumpolar walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) populations. Prepared by Higdon Wildlife Consulting and Arctic Biological Consultants, Winnipeg, MB for WWF Arctic Programme, Ottawa, ON.
FI06 – Haug, T., Bogstad, B., Chierici, M., Gjøsæter, H., Hallfredsson, E.H., Høines, Å.S., Hoel, A.H., Ingvaldsen, R.B., Jørgensen, L.L., Knutsen, T. and Loeng, H., 2017. Future harvest of living resources in the Arctic Ocean north of the Nordic and Barents Seas: a review of possibilities and constraints. Fisheries research, 188, pp.38-57.
FI07 – Ølberg, R.A., Kovacs, K.M., Bertelsen, M.F., Semenova, V. and Lydersen, C., 2017. Short Duration Immobilization of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) with etorphine, and reversal with Naltrexone. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 48(4), pp.972-978.
FI08 – Lindqvist, C., Roy, T., Lydersen, C., Kovacs, K.M., Aars, J., Wiig, Ø. and Bachmann, L., 2016. Genetic diversity of historical Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) from Bjørnøya and Håøya (Tusenøyane), Svalbard, Norway. BMC research notes, 9(1), p.112.
FI12 – Andersen, L.W., Jacobsen, M.W., Lydersen, C., Semenova, V., Boltunov, A., Born, E.W., Wiig, Ø. and Kovacs, K.M., 2017. Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) in the Pechora Sea in the context of contemporary population structure of Northeast Atlantic walruses. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 122(4), pp.897-915.
FI13 – Ugarte, F. 2015. Third standing non-detriment findings for exports from Greenland of products derived from Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus). Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, CITES Scientific Authority Greenland, 1 July 2015. Letter to the Ministry of Domestic Affairs, Nature and Environment, Nuuk, Greenland. J. nr. 40.00.01.01.45-1/14: 7 pp.
FI16 – Garde, E., Jung-Madsen, S., Ditlevsen, S., Hansen, R.G., Zinglersen, K.B. and Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., 2018. Diving behavior of the Atlantic walrus in high Arctic Greenland and Canada. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 500, pp.89-99.