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The Expert Panel established under the Committee’s guidelines for the review of special permits (Annex P)  will review the final results of the JARPN II special permit programme during a meeting to be held in Tokyo from 22-26 February 2016. It will not be considering or making recommendations on future field studies.

In summary, the primary objectives of the Expert Panel workshop will be to:

  • review the scientific aspects of JARPN II in the light of its stated objectives;
  • assess the extent of JARPN II scientific output, and whether this has been appropriate in light of the stated research objectives and the time elapsed;
  • assess the degree to which the JARPN II has coordinated its activities with related research projects;
  • evaluate any other contributions to important research and information needs that were not part of the original set of objectives of the research programme;
  • evaluate how well the initial, or revised, JARPN II objectives have been met, and the extent to which results have led to demonstrated improvements in the conservation and management of whales.

The report of the Workshop will become available on 22 April 2016.

Meeting Documents

Meeting documents are available in our archive.