The 26th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee (AC26) was held online, as decided by 9th Meeting of the Parties (MOP9).
Ida Carlén, CCB Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Officer took part in this event.
When? 08 Nov 2021 13:00 to 12 Nov 2021 13:00
For the meeting, Parties were requested to report on pressures and threats to small cetaceans as per Resolution 8.1 (Rev.MOP9):
- Noise (impulsive i.e. piling and continuous / ambient i.e. shipping)
- Ocean energy
- Unexploded ordnance
- Marine spatial planning
Kindly refer to the Rules of Procedure for the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee.
What is ASCOBANS?
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.