Change text size
A-
A
A+
 
 
Choose your language:
 
 
 
 

Entanglement Response Experts Meet in Provincetown, USA

5 Jun 2018

The IWC is holding its fourth workshop on large whale entanglement in June. Experts from around the world will gather at the Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, to tackle a full agenda which includes a review of entanglement response capacity building, long-term entanglement mitigation, and safety of response teams.

 

The International Whaling Commission

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is the global body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling.  The IWC currently has 87 member governments from countries all over the world.  All members are signatories to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling.  This Convention is the legal framework which established the IWC in 1946. 

Uncertainty over whale numbers led to the introduction of a ‘moratorium’ on commercial whaling in 1986.  This remains in place although the Commission continues to set catch limits for aboriginal subsistence whaling.  Today, the Commission also works to understand and address a wide range of non-whaling threats to cetaceans including entanglement, ship strike, marine debris, climate change and other environmental concerns.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Member Map

Click Here for more information on our members