The Conservation Committee will be held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions and the postponement of the in-person meeting of IWC68 (originally scheduled for September 2020) until Autumn 2021. The remote meeting, which draws on experience from the approach taken by the Scientific Committee in May 2020, will address the issues that most urgently need to be progressed or for which decisions are required before the end of 2020, but will not seek to cover all of the Conservation Committee agenda.

This meeting will be attended by IWC Contracting Governments and representatives from Accredited Observer Organisations. It will be virtual and held through a combination of Zoom and e-mail sessions.

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