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Previous IWC Publications

Annual Reports of the International Whaling Commission (1998-2012)

ISSN 1561-0721

Cite as: Ann. Rep. Int. Whaling Comm.

The IWC published this 'Annual Report' series from 1998-2012. The focus of the report is the Annual Meeting of the Commission. The primary component is the Chair's report which summarises meeting discussions and incorporates decisions taken and Resolutions passed. Since 2001 the Chair's report has included (as Annexes) the full texts of the reports of Commission's sub-groups including the Conservation Committee, the Finance and Administration Committee, the Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Sub-Committee and the Working Group on Whale Killing Methods and Associated Animal Welfare Issues. The report also includes the text of the 1946 Convention and its Protocol and the latest versions of the Schedule to the Convention and the Rules of Procedure and Financial Regulations. The reports of Scientific Committee annual meetings (from 1998-present) are published separately in the supplement to the Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. At the 2012 Annual Meeting it was agreed that in future the Commission would meet biennially. The series ceased with the introduction of the new series Report of the Meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

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Reports of the International Whaling Commission (1950-1998)

ISSN 0143-8700

Cite as: Rep. int. Whal. Commn

The IWC published this ‘Reports’ series from 1950-1998. Initially the report contained a simple summary of the Commission’s activities and a Chair’s report of the Annual Meeting but slowly this evolved to include the reports of the Scientific Committee and eventually Scientific Committee papers. The report of the Scientific Committee was first published in 1967 (when it was called the Scientific Sub-Committee). Individual scientific papers first began to be published in 1967, often as Annexes to the Scientific Committee's report. By 1976 relatively large numbers of unedited papers were included. In 1978 clarifying scientific editing for the papers was introduced and by 1980 peer review of the up to 60 papers per volume was the norm. The series ceased with the introduction of the Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (and its Supplement) and the separate Annual Reports of the International Whaling Commission series.

In addition, a series of 16 special issues on specialist scientific topics was produced between 1977 and 1995. For more information about each special issue, click here.

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