Presidential Letters

The Society for Marine Mammalogy uses the Presidential Letter process as a mechanism whereby the Society may respond to issues of concern in a timely fashion. The SMM Conservation Committee monitors important marine mammal issues via input from the SMM Board of Governors and the SMM membership.

At the request of the Board of Governors, the Committee will research an issue of concern and develop a position. Based on the consensus view of the Committee, the Chair will draft a letter for signature by the President on behalf of the Society. Such letters and appropriate background and responses are published on the Society’s website.

July 7, 1997

Marine Mammal Sanctuaries in Australia

The Chief Executive Department of Environment and Natural Resources GPO Box 1047 Adelaide SA 5001 Australia Dear Chief Executive: I am writing at the advice of the Committee of Scientific Advisors and on behalf of the Board of Governors of the Society for Marine Mammalogy to comment on the South Australian Government’s proposed multiple use […]

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June 9, 1997

Marine Mammals and the GATT

Secretariat World Trade Organization Centre William Rappard Rue de Lausanne 154 CH – 1211 Geneva 21 Switzerland Dear Secretary: The Society for Marine Mammalogy is an international scientific organization whose membership conduct research on marine mammals around the world. The Society’s membership currently includes approximately 1,400 marine science professionals and students living and working in […]

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