The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

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Large Whale Assessment Working Group

Welcome to the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission - NAMMCO

 

NAMMCO is an international regional body for cooperation on the conservation, management and study of marine mammals in the North Atlantic.

The members of NAMMCO — Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway — are committed to sustainable and responsible use of all living marine resources, including marine mammals.

The regional cooperation under NAMMCO aims at strengthening and further developing effective conservation and management measures for marine mammals. Taking into account the rights and needs of coastal communities to make a sustainable living from what the sea can provide, such measures should be based on the best available scientific evidence and user knowledge and take into account the complexity and vulnerability of the marine ecosystem.

The NAMMCO Agreement focuses on consolidating and advancing scientific knowledge of the North Atlantic marine ecosystem as a whole, and to understanding better the role of marine mammals in this system.

Field report from the Norwegian Polar Institute

Check out the field report from the Norwegian Polar Institute on their research activities with seals and whales this summer!

http://www.nammco.no/in-the-news/archive/2016

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Nisene – tallrike, men sårbare?

Lokale nisebestander kan være truet, skriver forskerne Arne Bjørge (Havforskningsinstituttet) og Mario Acquarone (Norges Arktiske Universitet). ””Å kunne vise at våre fiskerier er bærekraftige, gså med hensyn til bifangster, blir stadig viktigere".

Læs mere Kronikken i FISKERIBLADETFISKAREN fra Juli 22, 2016 eller her.

Progress of the Norwegian shipboard summer sighting survey and the aerial SCANS III survey off Norway

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På "Fisktrans" har vi nå kommet om lag halvveis i toktet. Som vi alltid har vært vant med, har værforholdene svingt mellom det helt fantastiske og det helt bedrøvelige.

By Niels Øien, 20 July 2016

Norwegian harbour porpoise Fjord survey

Targa No July2016In parallel to the SCANS aerial survey off the Norwegian coast, a small scale harbour porpoise sighting survey was carried out in the Vestfjord area on 5-6 July using the boat Targa 44 (see picture). started in Bodø in the morning of July 5. Transects we surveyed from the west of Landego (on the Island Landegode North of Bodø) in a NE direction to the North of Tysfjord, and then continue on a second transect from Lødingen (South of the Island of Hinnøya) and cover the western areas of the Vestfjord to Lofotodden (the Southwest tip of the Lofoten). Tore Haug, Nils-Erik Skavberg and Kjell Nielsen from IMR-Tromsø were the observers.