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Welcome to the Marine Mammal Commission

The Commission was created under Title II of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, which took effect on 21 December of that year. The Commission's primary focus and duties are the protection and conservation of marine mammals.

This site provides a single point of information on the activities, programs, and publications of the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors on Marine Mammals, and conveys other relevant information on the conservation and protection of marine mammals and their ecosystems.



2015 Annual Marine Mammal Commission Meeting

Where: Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC
When: May 5-7, 2015

We are hosting our next annual meeting May 5-7, 2015 in Charleston, SC at the Francis Marion Hotel. With the exception of the Executive Session (Tuesday morning May 5th, 8 am to noon), the Commission's Annual Meeting is open to the public. At our annual meeting we engage other federal agencies, stakeholders, and interested members of the public on the science, policy, and management issues related to the Commission's mission to conserve marine mammals and their ecosystems. Click here for a copy of the agenda.

2014 Annual Report

Mar 2015: The 2014 Annual Report highlights a few of our top accomplishments for 2014 and goals for 2015-2016. Click here to view the report.

Action on Vaquita
C. Faesi/Proyecto Vaquita via AP (credit)

Feb 2015: On 27 February 2015 Mexico announced new measures to protect the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the upper Gulf of California, Mexico. Read more

Arabian Sea humpback whales

January 2015: Marine Mammal Commission sponsored Workshop sets research priorities for endangered Arabian Sea humpback whales. Read More

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The Marine Mammal Commission is on Twitter! Follow @MarineMammalCom to stay up to date on MMC news, activities, and events.




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