9th Meeting of the North Sea Group – ASCOBANS

The 9th Meeting of the North Sea Group has been held on 20-21 January 2021.
In its annual meetings, the Steering Group for the ASCOBANS Conservation Plan for Harbour Porpoises in the North Sea (the North Sea Group) reviewed progress under the conservation plan, learned about complementary initiatives, and aimed to move implementation forward.
To read ASCOBANS’ Conservation Plan about the Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena L.) in the North Sea you can click here.

Ida Carlén, CCB Biodiversity Officer, was attending the meeting.

For more information about the meeting.

If you have questions about the event you can contact the Secretariat of ASCOBANS on ascobans.secretariat@ascobans.org.


ASCOBANS was concluded in 1991 as the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS) under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS or Bonn Convention) and entered into force in 1994. In February 2008, an extension of the agreement area came into force which changed the name to “Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas“. ASCOBANS is open for accession by all Range States (i.e. any state that exercises jurisdiction over any part of the range of a species covered by the Agreement or whose flag vessels engage in operations adversely affecting small cetaceans in the Agreement area) and by regional economic integration organisations. To know more about it.