12th Meeting of the North Sea Group


Zandvoort. Photo by Raymond Klaassen on Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0 Deed | Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic)


At the kind invitation of the Netherlands, the 12th Meeting of the Steering Group for the ASCOBANS Conservation Plan for Harbour Porpoise in the North Sea (North Sea Group) takes place in Zandvoort from 12 to 13 March 2024

In its annual meetings, the North Sea Group will review progress under the action plan, learn about complementary initiatives, and aim to move implementation forward.

Please also read the Code of Conduct for Events Organised under CMS that applies to ASCOBANS meetings.


Online registration: Please register for the meeting via this online form by 11 February 2024.   Representatives of all states bordering the North Sea, North Sea environmental NGOs, and North Sea fisheries organizations may participate in the meeting.  Kindly refer to the Terms of Reference of the North Sea 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.


For any questions related to the meeting, please contact the ASCOBANS Secretariat.

12 Mar 2024 09:00 to 13 Mar 2024 18:00
Registration Deadline11/02/2024
OrganizerASCOBANS Secretariat
CoorganizerMinistry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Netherlands
TypeWorking Group
VenueThalassa Beach

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Number Title Files
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres2a Fisheries in the Greater North Sea
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres2b Bycatch Review: Sweden
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres2c Porpoises at DTU
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres2d PAL use in German Waters
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres2e Implementation Review: The Netherlands
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres2f Implementation Review: Germany
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres3b Research Review: Denmark
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres4 Discarded Munition Material & Unexploded Ordnances
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres5 Progress Review: Implementation of the North Sea Plan
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres1 Outcomes from CMS COP14
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres2 Population Assignment of Harbour Porpoises in North and Baltic Sea using Whole Genome Data
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres4 Endangered, Threatened and Protected Species in the New MSC Fisheries Standard
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres5 Drones as Tools in Nature Conservation
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres6 The PerlNet: Application of Accoustic Reflectors in Set Nets to Reduce Bycatch of Harbour Porpoises and other Odontocetes while keeping Fish Catches high
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres7 Offshore Wind Renewable Energy: The Impact on Harbour Porpoises
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres8 Overview: Types of Underwater Noise Mitigation Measures Implemented
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres9 UW Noise Measures in Swedish MPAs by County Administrative Boards
ASCOBANS/NSG12/Pres3a Implementation Review: Sweden