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The Secretariats of ASCOBANS and ACCOBAMS are jointly organizing a workshop on Marine Debris - New and Emerging Aspects, on 15 April 2023 in O Grove, Galicia, Spain, a day before the start of the 34th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society and its associated workshops (ECS 2023).
The overarching aim of the workshop is to achieve a better understanding of the effects of marine debris on cetaceans, including the relationship between marine debris and fisheries and taking into account the relationship between marine debris and other factors. Please find the outline programme here.
Please refer to these documents for background and context:
Programme item 1: Introduction
Programme item 2.1: Best practice for debris recording for both ingested and entangled materials
Programme item 3: Investigating the relationship between ingested marine litter and associated toxic chemicals, pathogens and pharmaceuticals
Programme item 4: Introduction to consideration of cetacean hot spots
Due to space limitations, participation to the workshop is by invitation only. For any queries, including expressions of interest to attend, please contact the ASCOBANS Secretariat or the ACCOBAMS Secretariat.
|Recommendations from the ASCOBANS-ACCOBAMS Marine Debris Workshop
|Report of the ASCOBANS-ACCOBAMS Marine Debris Workshop: New and Emerging Aspects
|Overview of Relevant ACCOBAMS and ASCOBANS Mandates for the Workshop
|Review of the Recommendations of the IWC 2019 Workshop on Marine Debris
|An Overview of Developments since 2020 Including Mention of the New International Agreement
|How to improve collection of relevant data on marine debris from stranded cetaceans
|Driving Solutions to the Problem of Lost and Abandoned Fishing Gear
|UK Fishing Gear Strategy and Targets Required to Reduce Waste and Environmental Impact
|Utilising Cetacean Species Distribution Data to Identify Hotspots in European Seas
|Using cetaceans as indicator species of the impacts of marine litter