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Contacting the IWC Secretariat

Members of the public

The IWC has a small Secretariat.  Its function is to administer the Commission and implement its programme of management, research and conservation. Unfortunately, the Secretariat has very limited resources for handling public correspondence.

For this reason, we work hard to ensure that the information on our website is comprehensive and up-to-date.  In addition to our regular website pages, we have compiled some frequently asked questions and current topics of interest.  Please make use of these information sources. 


Commissioners, delegates, scientists, observers

If you are working on behalf or in conjunction with the IWC, the information below may help you to direct your enquiry.


General enquiries, meeting, travel and booking enquiries and to contact the Executive Secretary


Enquiries relating to IWC publications including JCRM, documents and archives


Enquiries relating to IWC work programmes including on science, conservation, welfare and aboriginal subsistence whaling


Enquiries relating to data held by the IWC including abundance estimates and catch data


Enquiries relating to internal and external communications



Enquiries relating to finance and human resources


Enquiries relating to IT, other technical issues and facilities management

via Mail or Phone:

International Whaling Commission
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
CB24 9NP, UK
Tel:  +44 (0) 1223 233 971

For editorial correspondence regarding the JCRM: click here