This meeting of 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 cover all of the Conservation Committee agenda. As such, all of the usual standing items on the CC agenda are included in this document with an indication of whether they will be addressed in Zoom session, by email correspondence only or deferred until the in-person meeting of the CC prior to IWC68. This agenda should be consulted alongside information that has been circulated on the format of sessions and a schedule of Zoom sessions.
Intersessional meeting Monday 28 September â€“ Friday 2 October 20201