18 September 2009: 6th Meeting of the Parties agrees Action Plans for Harbour Porpoises in the North and Baltic Sea

The 6th Meeting of the Parties to ASCOBANS met in Bonn, Germany, from 16-18 September 2008.
Under the chairmanship of Jussi Soramäki (Finland), supported by Paulus Tak (Belgium) in the vice-chair, the meeting agreed a number of measures to protect and enhance populations of small whales and dolphins in European waters. These include the adoption of two action plans for harbour porpoises, as well as the development of guidelines to address the adverse effects of underwater noise on marine mammals, for example caused by construction of offshore windfarms.
The full press release is available here.
Die deutsche Pressemitteilung finden Sie hier.

Last updated on 25 March 2014

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