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NAMMCO (North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission) is an international regional body for cooperation on conservation, management and study of cetaceans and pinnipeds in the North Atlantic. NAMMCO was founded in 1992.

The NAMMCO Scientific Committee provides guidance to member countries regarding whale and seal stocks, and has since 1995 conducted regular and detailed whale population estimations.

The Faroe Islands uses the information, the NAMMCO Committee on Hunting Methods provides, to make sure that Pilot whale killings are as humane as possible, taking into account experiences from other countries and the expertise of veterinaries

The members of NAMMCO are Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway. Canada, Japan, Denmark and Russia participate as observers.

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