Members of the Committee come from a wide range of geographic regions throughout the world, and possess expertise and experience within the disciplines of marine mammal biology, ecology and management of marine protected areas. Current members include scientists, representatives of governmental marine resource management agencies, managers of marine mammal protected areas (MMPAs) and representatives from non- governmental organizations.


ICMMPA Committee members at the 2011 conference in France, from left to right: Jose Truda Palazzo, Jr., Miguel Iniguez, David Mattila, Tundi Agardy, Arne Bjorge,

Giuseppe Nortarbartolo di Sciara, Lorenzo Rojas Bracho, Scott Gende, Erich Hoyt, Michiko Martin, Naomi McIntosh, Vincent Ridoux.

Not pictured: Brad Barr, Doug Demaster, Michael Donoghue, Amadine Eynaudi, Oscar Ramirez, Lisa Van Atta.



Naomi McIntosh, USA, Chair & Corresponding Officer, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Pacific Islands Region

Tundi Agardy, USA, Sound Seas

Brad Barr, USA, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Arne Bjorge, Norway, Institute of Marine Research

Douglas DeMaster, USA

Mike Donoghue, New Zealand

Scott Gende, USA, National Park Service

Erich Hoyt, UK, Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Miguel Iñíguez, Argentina, Fundación Cethus, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)

Phénia Marras – Aït Razouk, France, Agence française pour la biodiversité

Michiko Martin, USA, U.S. Forest Service

David Mattila, USA, Human Impact Reduction IWC

Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Italy, Tethys Research Institute

José Truda Palazzo, Jr., Brazil, Truda Palazzo & Associates

Jorge Urbán Ramirez, Mexico, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS)

Vincent Ridoux, France, University of La Rochelle

Lorenzo Rojas Bracho, Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC)

Lisa Van Atta, USA, NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region Santa Rosa Office

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