2014 Marine Mammal Commission Annual Meeting
SAVE THE DATE: The Marine Mammal Commission announces its plans to hold its 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., 6-8 May. While the agenda has not been set, the Commission plans to use the opportunity to focus on national-level marine mammal issues with our federal partners as well as with some of our key constituents-NGOs, ocean-related industries, and others. The first two days will be held at a venue in downtown Washington and the third day will be held on Capitol Hill at the Capitol Visitor's Center. Updates will be posted on the Commission's website as further information becomes available on the location, agenda, and other details.
Marine Mammal Commission Draft Strategic Plan now available for review and comment
The Marine Mammal Commission has prepared a draft Strategic Plan for the period 2015-19 under guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The draft Strategic Plan is attached for your review. Kindly provide your comments by Friday November 22nd, 2013 to email@example.com. Contact Rebecca Lent if you have any questions regarding the draft plan. We look forward to your comments.
on Marine Mammal Health and Stranding
The Commission, along
with federal and non-profit parters, held a Congressional briefing
on 1 August 2013 concerning marine mammal health and stranding. A
summary of the briefing and panelist presentations are now available on
the Commission's website. Please click
here to view materials from the briefing.
Report to Congress
The Commission's latest
Annual Report to Congress for 2010-2011 is now available. Please click here to
view the report.
Commission Report on
2009 Federal Funding Survey
The Commission's latest
report for its Survey of Federally-funded Marine Mammal Research and
Conservation for Fiscal Year 2009 is now available. Please click here to view
National Research and
The Marine Mammal
Commission is holding a series
of meetings with officials from the National Marine Fisheries Service
in each of the Service's six regions. The purpose of each meeting will
be to identify high priority marine mammal research and management
needs in each region. The Commission will use that information to help
it develop a set of national priorities for guiding federal research
and conservation efforts for marine mammals. To date, the Commission
has met in open session with the National Marine Fisheries Service's
Northeast (7 August 2012), Southeast (25 January 2013), Southwest (29
January 2013), Northwest (12 March 2013), and Pacific Islands (26 March
2013) Regions. The Commission also met in open session with the
Service's headquarters office on 12 April 2013.