The 24th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 25-27 September 2018. Here, the conservation of small cetaceans in the Baltic, Northeast Atlantic, North and Irish Seas are discussed, including the critically endagered Baltic Sea harbour porpoise. A key decision for this population at the meeting was that a harbour porpoise action plan coordinator will continue to be funded, to further the work with the three ASCOBANS harbour porpoise action plans for the Baltic Sea, the Western Baltic, Belt Seas and Kattegatt, and the North Sea. CCB was represented at the meeting by Biodiversity and Nature Conservation officer Ida Carlén, who is also the chair of the ASCOBANS Jastarnia Group.
- Annotated agenda and schedule of the meeting
- Action Points
- “Implementation and progress of the JP and WBBKP – Summary“, Ida Carlén – CCB Biodiversity and Policy Officer
- “BALHAB – Baltic Sea Harbour porpoise foraging habitats“, Ida Carlén – CCB Biodiversity and Policy Officer
Other info and presentations are available here.