Workshops

Here you will find documents related to past and upcoming workshops of the NAMMCO Committee on Hunting Methods. Some of these documents require a password for access. Final reports are uploaded in the library.

14-16 November 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Workshop addressed the issue of struck and lost in seal, walrus and whale hunting. An animal that is struck (hit) and lost represents at least two challenges. If the animal is injured and not dead it represents an animal welfare concern. Whether the animal is dead or not – the fact that it is lost is not cost effective or optimal for the the hunter.

The overall goal of the Workshop was to improve catch relative to effort, to reduce animal suffering and improve public image, and to formulate recommendations on methods, techniques and equipment to reduce struck and loss that are applicable at the local level.

Dr Egil Ole Øen from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Section of Arctic Veterinary Medicine, Norway chaired the Workshop, and Mr Glenn Williams, Wildlife Adviser to the Wildlife Department of the Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), Canada served as co-chair. Read the report here.

7-9 September 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark

The aim of the Workshop was to improve the hunt with respect to safety and efficiency based on hunters’ knowledge, science and the best available technology. The workshop formulated recommendations on best practice, minimum requirements, enhancements and technical innovations for weapons and ammunition.

Dr Egil Ole Øen from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Section of Arctic Veterinary Medicine, Norway chaired the Workshop, and Mr Glenn Williams, Wildlife Advisor to the Wildlife Department of the Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), Canada served as co-chair. Read the report here.

12-15 November 2001, Sandefjord, Norway

The aim of the Workshop was to increase the understanding of weapon types, ammunition and ballistics and to formulate recommendations for weapons and ammunition for the different species.

The Workshop addressed topics such as:

  • weapon types and ammunition in combination with terminal ballistics
  • the impact of weapon types and ammunition on different marine mammals species
  • safety for the hunters with respect to weapons use.

Professor Emeritus Knud Nielsen (Denmark) chaired the Workshop. Read the report here.

9-11 February 1999, Nuuk, Greenland

The Workshop reviewed and evaluated existing hunting methods in NAMMCO member countries including technical developments with respect to equipment and methods. It also examined possibilities for technical innovation and further enhancement of efficiency and safety of hunting methods, and provided recommendations for improvements, where relevant. Professor Knud Nielsen (Denmark) chaired the Workshop. Read the report here.

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