IEA Database
Version 2014.3
Release Notes

IEA Database International Environmental Agreements (IEA)
Database Project

(c) Ronald B. Mitchell and the IEA Database Project, 2002-2018 .
Developed with support from:
NSF Logo UO Logo APS Logo
National Science Foundation
University of Oregon Envl Studies Program
University of Oregon Summer Research Award
Am. Phil. Society

IEA Homepage

Database Menu
Agreements by Date
Agreements by Subject
Agreements by Lineage
Country Memberships
Performance Data
Coded Agreements
Relevant literature
Advanced search
Simple search:

Problem or suggestion?
Project Menu
Release Notes
Research Guide
Other Treaty Lists
List of Text Files
Download IEA Dataset (Excel)

1992: Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic

Related Lineage is:
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Titl.1  Agreement On Cooperation In Research, Conservation And Management Of Marine Mammals In The North Atlantic  TITL  TITL 
Src.1  Source: Unofficial Text -  SRC  SRC 
Pre.1  The Parties,  DESC GOAL  DESC GOAL 
Pre.2  IN PURSUANCE of the objectives laid down in the Memorandum of Understanding, signed at Tromsø on 19 April 1990, on cooperation between countries bordering the North Atlantic Ocean in research, conservation and management of marine mammals;  RELA  RELA 
Pre.3  HAVING REGARD to their common concerns for the rational management, conservation and optimum utilization of the living resources of the sea in accordance with generally accepted principles of international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea;  RELA  RELA 
Pre.4  DESIRING to enhance their cooperation in research on marine mammals and their role in the ecosystem, including, where appropriate, multi-species approaches, and on the effects of marine pollution and other human activities;  SCIR   
Pre.5  BEARING IN MIND the need to develop management procedures which take into account the relationship between marine mammals and other marine living resources;     
Pre.6  RECALLING the general principles of conservation and sustainable use of natural resources as reflected in the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development;  RELA  RELA 
Pre.7  CONVINCED that regional bodies in the North Atlantic can ensure effective conservation, sustainable marine resource utilization and development with due regard to the needs of coastal communities and indigenous people;     
Pre.8  Have agreed as follows:     
Art.1  Article 1  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.1.1x  There is hereby established an international organization that shall be known as the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO).     
Art.2  Article 2  HOBF  HOBF 
Art.2.1x  The objective of the Commission shall be to contribute through regional consultation and cooperation to the conservation, rational management and study of marine mammals in the North Atlantic.  SCIR   
Art.3  Article 3  HOBS SBS  HOBS SBS SECS 
Art.3.1x  The Commission shall consist of:     
Art.3.1x.a  (a) a Council;     
Art.3.1x.b  (b) Management Committees;     
Art.3.1x.c  (c) a Scientific Committee;     
Art.3.1x.d  (d) a Secretariat.     
Art.4  Article 4  HOBF HOBS SBS  SBS SBF 
Art.4.1  1. Each Party shall be a member of the Council.     
Art.4.2  2. The functions of the Council shall be:     
Art.4.2.a  (a) to provide a forum for the study, analysis and exchange of information among the Parties on matters concerning marine mammals in the North Atlantic;  INFO   
Art.4.2.b  (b) to establish appropriate Management Committees and coordinate their activities;     
Art.4.2.c  (c) to establish guidelines and objectives for the work of the Management Committees;     
Art.4.2.d  (d) to establish working arrangements with the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea and other appropriate organizations;  RELA  RELA 
Art.4.2.e  (e) to coordinate requests for scientific advice;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.4.2.f  (f) to establish cooperation with States not Parties to this Agreement in order to further the objective set out in Article 2.     
Art.4.3  3. Decisions of the Council shall be taken by the unanimous vote of those members present and casting an affirmative vote.     
Art.5  Article 5  SBF SBS  SBS SBF 
Art.5.1  1. Management Committees shall with respect to stocks of marine mammals within their respective mandates:     
Art.5.1.a  (a) propose to their members measures for conservation and management;  SCIR   
Art.5.1.b  (b) make recommendations to the Council concerning scientific research.  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.5.2  2. Decisions of Management Committees shall be taken by the unanimous vote of those members present and casting an affirmative vote.     
Art.6  Article 6  SBS SBF HOBF  SBS SBF 
Art.6.1  1. The Scientific Committee shall consist of experts appointed by the Parties.     
Art.6.2  2. Subject to the approval of the Council, the Scientific Committee may invite other experts to participate in the conduct of its work.  SCIR   
Art.6.3  3. The Scientific Committee shall provide scientific advice in response to requests from the Council, utilizing, to the extent possible, existing scientific information.  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.7.1  1. The Council shall establish a Secretariat.     
Art.7.2  2. The Secretariat shall perform such functions as the Council may determine.     
Art.8  Article 8  HOBF HOBS  SBF 
Art.8.1x  The Council may agree to admit observers to meetings of the Commission when such admission is consistent with the objective set out in Article 2.     
Art.9  Article 9     
Art.9.1x  This Agreement is without prejudice to obligations of the Parties under other international agreements.  SOVR  SOVR 
Art.10  Article 10  MEMB RESV EIF  MEMB EIF RESV 
Art.10.1  1. This Agreement shall be open for signature on 9 April 1992 by the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway, and shall enter into force 90 days after signature.     
Art.10.2  2. It shall remain open for signature by other Parties with the consent of the existing Signatories.     
Art.10.3  3. Any Party may withdraw from this Agreement upon giving six months' notice.     
Conc.1  Done at Nuuk on 9 April 1992.  CONC  CONC 
Please cite as:
Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2018. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
Available at:
Date accessed: 13 December 2018