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NARWC ANNUAL MEETING
7-8 November 2018 New Bedford, MA USA
Registration and Important Dates
Meeting Venue and Accomodations
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.
Code of Conduct The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium is dedicated to providing a positive and productive conference experience for all attendees. To that end, we expect meeting attendees to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Videotaping, audiotaping, and photography of and during the NARWC Annual Meeting are prohibited.
Press The annual meeting of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium is typically closed to the media, though in some years there are special sessions open to members of the press. While we respect and appreciate the importance of media on right whale issues, many of the presentations are of works in progress that are being shared in confidence among colleagues. It would be detrimental to the study, the researchers, and the whales if the results of work in progress appeared in the media prior to their publication in a scientific journal. The consortium meeting has always been a forum for free exchange of information and ideas between scientists and conservationists from academia, governments and NGOs. If there were media present, this open discussion would not be possible for some participants. We are willing to provide contact information of experts in the field to the media for direct contact outside the context of this meeting. We appreciate your understanding.
Ropeless Consortium Meeting The Ropeless Consortium meeting will take place the day before the NARWC Annual Meeting on November 6th, from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The agenda is still in preparation. 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. Details will follow and will be available at www.ropeless.org.