6. RMP PREPARATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATIONAs I understand it, the completed RMP Implementation of western North Pacific Bryde's whales will enable the IWC Scientific Committee to provide management advice for this particular stock of whales. As the IWC homepage notes, similar work has already been completed for some Northern Hemisphere common minke whale stocks, and once the wNP Bryde's whale work is complete they'll start the work for the North Atlantic fin whales. Iceland resumed commercial whaling last year, with this stock of fin whales being targeted in addition to common minkes.
6.1. Western North Pacific Bryde's whales [N]
6.1.1. Complete Implementation of western North Pacific Bryde's whales
6.1.2. Recommended action
6.2. North Atlantic fin whales [N]
6.2.1. Plan for start of North Atlantic fin whale Implementation
6.2.2. Recommended action
10. WHALE STOCKS [N]The SC is expected to finally be able to agree on an Antarctic minke whale abundance estimate based on the third circumpolar set of surveys. More than the estimate itself, the reasons for the differences and discussion of the catch-at-age analyses will be more interesting here. It goes without saying that this part of the SC report is likely to be extremely selectively quoted by certain groups trying to push certain angles in the media.
10.1. Southern Hemisphere minke whales (IA) [N]
10.1.1. Estimate abundance of Antarctic minke whales
10.1.2. Reveal reasons for differences between Antarctic minke abundance estimates from CPII and CPIII
10.1.3. Catch-at-age analyses of the Antarctic minke whales
17. SCIENTIFIC PERMITS (SP)The review of the original JARPA programme is also certain to be a headline grabber one way or another. Given the divided views amongst the wider Scientific Committee on lethal research methods (and indeed in the wider political arena as well) there is going to be repetition of the same old stories that we have been hearing for years, but the report from the review meeting itself should make for enjoyable reading.
17.1. Review of results from JARPA [N]
17.1.1. Review report from the intersessional JARPA Review Workshop
17.1.2. Overview of JARPA results in the context of IWC resolutions and discussions
June 2004 July 2004 August 2004 September 2004 October 2004 November 2004 December 2004 January 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 January 2010 February 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010 September 2010 February 2011 March 2011 May 2013 June 2013