18th Meeting of the Jastarnia Group


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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.


Documents: Meeting documents will be uploaded to this page as they become available.  Information documents relevant to any of the agenda items can be sent to the Secretariat for consideration by 21 February 2022.

Should you experience problems in accessing the documents or require any other assistance, please contact the ASCOBANS Secretariat.


We look forward to your participation! 

28 Mar 2022 13:00 to 30 Mar 2022 13:00
Registration Deadline26/02/2022
OrganizerASCOBANS Secretariat
CoorganizerSwedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
TypeWorking Group
VenueScandic Crown, Polhemsplatsen 3. Room: Byggmästaren 1 (on the 2nd floor)

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Number Title Files
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.2.2a National Progress Report for Sweden
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.2.2b Report on actions related to bycatch - Sweden
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.2.2c Progress Report - Finland
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.2.2d Harbour Porpoise Monitoring under the State Monitoring Programme
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.2.2e Polish obligations stemming from the Delegated Regulation of the European Commission
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.2.2f Implementation Review - Germany
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.2.2g National Report Denmark
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.2.2h National Progress Report - Lithuania
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.3.1 BALTFISH work on supplementing Joint Recommendation (in addition to JR 1 and 2) for the Baltic Proper Harbour Porpoise protection measures in the Baltic Sea
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.3.2 Overview of HELCOM matters related to harbour porpoise
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.3.4 Estimating a mortality threshold for the Belt Sea population of harbour porpoises
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.3.5a Harbour porpoise behaviour: Group hunting and continued research using drones
ASCOBANS/JG18/Pres.3.5b Population genomics of Baltic Harbour Porpoises: SNP panel development and WGS