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The IWC welcomes enquiries from the media.  As the international, inter-governmental organisation with responsibility for conservation of whales and management of whaling since 1946, we hold a significant amount of information which we are happy to share.



IWC News

IWC Plenary Meeting begins in Florianopolis, Brazil

9 Sep 2018

The 2018 IWC plenary meeting is beginning in the Brazilian coastal city of Florianopolis.  Over five days, the Commission will consider three proposed Schedule Amendment and eight Resolutions, as well as reports on the intersessional work of its six committees and working groups.  The meeting runs from Monday 10 to Friday 14 September.  Click here to watch a live stream of the meeting.

Marine Mammal Bycatch on the agenda at FAO

18 Jul 2018

The IWC welcomed the opportunity to attend the FAO's Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meeting, held in Rome this week. Discussions included marine mammal bycatch and the need for best practice for prevention and management. It was agreed by the Committee that the FAO should proceed with developing best practice technical guidelines on how to mitigate marine mammal bycatch.

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.

Publication of annual Scientific Committee Report

25 May 2018

The annual report of the IWC Scientific Committee is published today.  It contains a comprehensive account of the discussions, conclusions and recommendations of the meeting of the Scientific Committee, which took place over a two week period in April/May in Bled, Slovenia.  To read this year's Scientific Committee report please click here.  Click here to read the report.

IWC Scientific Committee Meets in Bled

19 Apr 2018

Approximately 200 of the world’s leading cetacean scientists are gathering to review the latest research on a wide range of topics related to cetacean conservation and management information.

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