7th Meeting of the States Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Adjacent Atlantic

Monaco participated in the 7 th Meeting of Countries Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic area, which was held from 5 to 8 November in Istanbul, Turkey.

At this meeting, the 24 ACCOBAMS Member States pledged themselves, on the initiative of France and Monaco, to help fight against the erosion of marine biodiversity.

They thus adopted a work program for 2020-2022 accompanied by measures for the conservation of cetaceans (underwater noise monitoring methods, reduction of incidental catches of cetaceans in fishing gear, protocols for strandings including monitoring of ingested plastics ...). The decisions were based on the results of the recent international campaign, developed and coordinated by the Permanent Secretariat of ACCOBAMS, which allowed the identification of dolphins and whales as well as plastic waste from the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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