November 14-15th, 2019 Hannaford Hall University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Annual Meeting One of the most effective ways to carry out the Consortium mission is to hold annual meetings at which research, new techniques, management strategies, and other facets of right whale conservation are shared and discussed. The Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium is the only annual event during which all stakeholders have the opportunity to gather and exchange ideas and information, and therefore we view this meeting as an invaluable resource to the management and conservation of this species.
The Annual Meeting agenda each year includes the Business Meeting. During this meeting, vacant Board positions are filled, the membership hears updates from various management teams, and discussions about the role the Consortium as an entity does and can play in right whale conservation and management take place. In addition to the Business Meeting, research, management, conservation, and education presentations are planned. Attendance of NARWC members at the meeting is encouraged and there is not a requirement to present to attend.
Ropeless Consortium Meeting The Ropeless Consortium meeting will take place the day before the NARWC Annual Meeting on November 13th, 2019. Registration for the Ropeless meeting is not included in that of the NARWC meeting. Information on the Ropeless meeting will be updated HERE. The meeting will include presentations on available ropeless fishing products, prototypes in development, and testing results from this year, as well as discussion of progress overcoming regulatory challenges, fisheries outreach, establishing experimental fisheries, and funding opportunities and challenges.