The Netherlands is a member of the IWC because the government wants to influence international policy and management of cetaceans. In the IWC, the Netherlands takes a pro-protection position.
The tools for the Netherlands to help steer international policy are Dutch participation in the Scientific Committee, where the scientific advice on all whale species is prepared, and also the input of the Netherlands in the Commission meeting.
Collecting data on marine debris during cetacean aerial surveys: International Whaling Commission
Appendix F: 19th meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (ASCOBANS)In: IWC 2012. Observer reports. - : International Whaling Commission (IWC Observer report 64/4)
Long-term resightings of humpback whales off Ecuador: International Whaling Commission - p.
IWC 2012. Report of the Scientific Committee Panama City
WC Scientific Committee Workshop On Interactions Between Marine Renewable Projects And Cetaceans Worldwide
Humpback whale identification off Ecuador and their migratory connections to Antarctic (Areas I and II).: International Whaling Commission