The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management is kindly hosting the 18th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Jastarnia Group from 28 to 30 March 2022 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In its annual meetings, the Steering Group for the ASCOBANS Recovery Plan for Baltic Harbour Porpoises (Jastarnia Plan) and the Conservation Plan for the Harbour Porpoise Population in the Western Baltic, the Belt Sea and the Kattegat (WBBK Plan) will review progress under the action plans, learn about complementary initiatives, and aim to move implementation forward.
Online registration: Please register here for the meeting by 26 February 2022. Jastarnia Group Members, their Advisers, a representative of the ASCOBANS North Sea Group, invited experts, and approved observers may participate in the meeting. Kindly refer to the Terms of Reference of the Jastarnia Group.
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.