Joint Workshop IWC-ACCOBAMS on collisions
The joint workshop IWC-ACCOBAMS on reducing collisions between vessels and marine cetaceans will take place in Beaulieu from the 21th to the 24th of September, 2010.
The terms of reference for the workshop are to:
exchange, evaluate and analyse data on temporal and geographical distribution of cetaceans, shipping and reported collision incidents, with a view to: identifying priorities for mitigation in terms of species, populations and areas; and identifying ways to improve data collection and assignment of cause of death;
examine and evaluate existing mitigation approaches/regulations, identify and assess the likely efficacy of potential new ones and make recommendations for further work, including identifying mitigation measures for priority populations/areas as appropriate and methods to examine efficacy;
develop scientific and conservation recommendations and a two-year work plan for consideration by the IWC, ACCOBAMS, IMO and others.
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