27th Meeting of the Advisory Committee


Harbour porpoise © Hanna Michel

Harbour porpoise © Hanna Michel.


The 27th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee (AC27) is scheduled to be held from 28 to 30 September 2022.  The meeting will take place online.

For the meeting, Parties are requested to report on pressures and threats to small cetaceans as per UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 8.1 (Rev.MOP9) National Reporting

  • Bycatch
  • Resource Depletion
  • Marine Debris 
  • Surveys and Research (biological information, monitoring programmes, other research)
  • Use of Strandings Records 


Online registration: Please register via this online form by 29 August 2022.  Requests for observer status should reach the Secretariat by 30 July 2022.  A completed registration form serves as a request for observer status.  Please note that approved observer organisations can register until 29 August 2022.  Kindly refer to the Rules of Procedure for the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee.


Documents: Meeting documents will be posted on this page as they become available. If you would like to submit information documents relevant to the agenda items, please send them to the Secretariat for consideration by 24 August 2022.


If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact the ASCOBANS Secretariat.

28 Sep 2022 to 30 Sep 2022
OrganizerASCOBANS Secretariat

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ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.1.2a Provisional Agenda
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.1.2b/Rev.1 Provisional Annotated Agenda and Schedule
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.1.3 Rules of Procedure for the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.2.1a Report of the ACCOBAMS-ASCOBANS Joint Bycatch Working Group (September 2022)
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.2.1b/Rev.1 Programme of Work 2021-2023 for the Joint Bycatch Working Group of ACCOBAMS and ASCOBANS
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.2.2 Report of the ASCOBANS Resource Depletion Working Group (August 2022)
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.3.4 Recommendations from the 2nd Meeting of the Common Dolphin Group
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.6.2 Draft List of Dates of Interest to ASCOBANS in 2022-2023
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.7.1 Report of the Secretariat on Outreach Activities
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.9 ASCOBANS Work Plan 2021-2024: Overview of Implementation
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.14 Authority of Working Groups to Act on Urgent Matters - Options for Consideration of the Advisory Committee
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.15 ‘Ongoing’ Action Points from Working Groups - Proposals for Consideration of the Advisory Committee
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.18.1 Report on Administrative Issues 2021-2022
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.18.2 End of Term Report on Budgetary Issues 2021
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.18.3 Mid-term Report on Budgetary Issues 2022
ASCOBANS/AC27/Doc.19 Activities Requiring Funding
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ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.1.4 Guidance on formulation of Action Points and Recommendations
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2 2021 National Reports: High-level Summary of Key Messages
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.1.0 Bycatch - overview of the responses submitted via National Reports
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.1a The Work of the ACCOBAMS ASCOBANS Joint Bycatch Working Group
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.1c CIBBRiNA follow up
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.1e MSC Fisheries Standard Version 3.0: Improvements for Endangered, Threatened and Protected Species
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.2.0 Resource depletion - overview of the responses submitted via National Reports
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.2 ASCOBANS Resource Depletion Working Group
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.3.0 Marine debris - overview of the responses submitted via National Reports
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.3 Marine Debris
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.4.0 Survey and research - overview of the responses submitted via National Reports
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.4a Coordinated Cetacean Assessment, Monitoring and Management Strategy in the Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast sub-region - CetAMBICion
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.4c Joint Cetacean Data Programme
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.5.0 Use of stranding records - overview of the responses submitted via National Reports
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.5 Marine Strandings Monitoring
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.2.6 2021 National Reports: Other Matters
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.3.1-3.2 The Jastarnia and WBBK Plans - Progress Report 2022
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.3.3 The Work of the North Sea Harbour Porpoise Conservation Plan Steering Group
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.5 The EU Nature Restoration Law
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.6.1b The Marine Mammal Management Toolkit: A tool for MPA Managers and Policy Makers
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.8a Using Fishers’ Knowledge to Understand the Use of Alternative Gears to Static Gillnets in the ASCOBANS Region
ASCOBANS/AC27/Pres.8b Prediction of the Cochlear Frequency Maps of Harbour Porpoise