17th Meeting of the Jastarnia Group


© Florian Graner

Harbour Porpoise © Florian Graner

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 for the meeting here by 24 April 2021.  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 (e.g. reports, scientific papers, publications, outreach material, etc.) can be sent to the Secretariat for consideration by 20 April 2021.

Should you experience problems in downloading documents or require any other assistance, please contact the ASCOBANS Secretariat on ascobans.secretariat@ascobans.org

We look forward to your participation! 

25 May 2021 to 27 May 2021
Registration Deadline24/04/2021
OrganizerASCOBANS Secretariat
TypeWorking Group

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ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.2.1 Overview Report on Progress
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.2.2a National Progress Report Denmark
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.2.2b National Progress Report Germany
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.2.2c National Progress Report Poland
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.2.2d National Progress Report Poland 2
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.2.2e National Progress Report Sweden
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.2.4 Report back on Potential Effects of the Cod Fishing Ban
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.2.5 Possible Adjustment of Delimitation between Jastarnia, WBBK and North Sea HP Plan Areas
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.3.2 Action Plan to Conserve Fisheries Resources and Protect Marine Ecosystems
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.3.5 Workshop on Management of MPAs for Small Cetaceans
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.3.6a An Increase in Detection Rates of the Critically Endangered Baltic Proper Harbour Porpoise in Swedish Waters in Recent Years
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.3.6b First Evidence of Retrospective Findings of Microplastics in Harbour Porpoises from German Waters
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.4 ASCOBANS MOP9 Resolutions
ASCOBANS/JG17/Pres.5 Draft Proposal to List the Baltic Proper Harbour Porpoise to CMS Appendix I