Skip to main content
Unsupported Browser Detected

Internet Explorer lacks support for the features of this website. For the best experience, please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

International Whaling Commission

This commission, composed of 88 contracting governments, provides for the proper conservation of whale stocks and orderly development of the whaling industry.

More On This Topic

NARW #3720 and calf North Atlantic right whale mother and calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01.
observers_0.jpg Observers. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Father and daughter holding catch salmon catch Father and daughter with salmon in Juneau, Alaska. Credit: Douglas Pels
Fishery observers counting catch on a fishing vessel. Observers working on a fishing vessel. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.