Small cetacean distributions are influenced by the distribution and diversity of their main prey species and there is evidence that prey depletion is posing a threat to small cetaceans within the ASCOBANS Agreement Area.  The quality and quantity of the prey have a considerable bearing on the health of small cetaceans, and the deterioration of both is a serious concern. A draft resolution on Resource Depletion will be proposed for adoption at ASCOBANS MOP9.

18 August 2020