25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals

The Society for Marine Mammalogy holds biennial international meetings with the goal of enhancing collaboration, sharing ideas, and improving the quality of research on marine mammals within the scientific community. 

The 2024 biennial conference of the SMM will be held in Australia for the first time. The theme, “Culture and Conservation: Fishing for Change” shines a light on one of the most significant threat to marine mammals worldwide – interactions with fishing gear. The biennial conference will cover contemporary marine mammal research, conservation and management issues with focus on cultural aspects and human dimensions. Specifically, we aim to identify actions to reduce fishing-related marine mammal mortality, up-skill management agencies and individuals responsible for marine mammal incident response, support capacity building of Indigenous and developing country participants, and facilitate collaboration among scientists, managers, policymakers and Traditional Owners.

For details, please see the conference website (click here)