North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

Type of Organization
Inter governmental


Organisation description

NAMMCO is an international body for cooperation on the conservation, management and study of marine mammals in the North Atlantic. The NAMMCO Agreement focuses on modern approaches to the study of the marine ecosystem as a whole, and to understanding better the role of marine mammals in this system. NAMMCO provides a mechanism for cooperation on conservation and management for all species of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and pinnipeds (seals and walruses) in the region, many of which have not before been covered by such an international agreement.

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