20th Meeting of the Jastarnia Group


Zandvoort. Photo by Den Panfilov on Unsplash


At the kind invitation of the Netherlands, the 20th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Jastarnia Group takes place in Zandvoort from 13 to 15 March 2024

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 (Western Baltic Conservation Plan) - the Jastarnia Group - will review progress under the action plans, 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 Baltic Sea, Baltic Sea environmental NGOs, and Baltic Sea fisheries organizations 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.


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

13 Mar 2024 13:00 to 15 Mar 2024 13:00
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-JG20/Pres.1 Outcomes from CMS COP14
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres.2 Population Assignment of Harbour Porpoises in North and Baltic Sea using Whole Genome Data
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres.4 Endangered, Threatened and Protected Species in the New MSC Fisheries Standard
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres.5 Drones as Tools in Nature Conservation
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres.6 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/Pres.7 Offshore Wind Renewable Energy: The Impact on Harbour Porpoises
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres.8 Overview: Types of Underwater Noise Mitigation Measures Implemented
ASCOBANS/NSG12-JG20/Pres.9 UW Noise Measures in Swedish MPAs by County Administrative Boards
ASCOBANS/JG20/Pres2.1b National Progress Report for Sweden
ASCOBANS/JG20/Pres2.1c National Report Denmark 2023
ASCOBANS/JG20/Pres2.1d Porpoises at DTU
ASCOBANS/JG20/Pres2.1e National Progress Report for Lithuania
ASCOBANS/JG20/Pres2.1.g Implementation Review for Germany
ASCOBANS/JG20/Pres2.2 Update on Fishing Effort: Sweden
ASCOBANS/JG20/Pres3.2_ices-advisory-processes_2024-2025_fernandez-cronne Upcoming ICES Advisory Processes (2024-2025)
ASCOBANS/JG20/Pres3.3 Overview of HELCOM Matters related to Harbour Porpoises
ASCOBANS/JG20/Pres4.1 A Negative Trend in Abundance and an Exceeded Mortality Limit Call for Conservation Action for the Vulnerable Belt Sea Harbour Porpoise Population