Plan Bleu launches a Call for Proposals to provide consultancy services for the Med SOx ECA

The Plan Bleu Regional Activity Centre (PB/RAC) issued, via its website, a Call for Proposals for the “Additional economic impact evaluation for the possible designation of the Mediterranean as a SOx Emission Control Area”.

PB/RAC invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest and submit technical and financial proposals to provide consultancy services to conduct economic evaluation for the possible designation of the Mediterranean Sea, as a whole, as an Emission Control Area for Sulphur Oxides (Med SOx ECA) pursuant to MARPOL Annex VI, within the framework of the Barcelona Convention.

The Call for Proposals is available here and this information is also posted on the following platforms: Facebook | Linkedin.

Sanctuary of the Pelagos Agreement: Fin whale without caudal fin in difficulty

For several weeks now, the ACCOBAMS Permanent Secretariat has been monitoring the progress of a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) with its tail fin removed.

Since 11th June, the animal has moved from the coast of Calabria in southern Italy towards the northern Mediterranean along the Ligurian and Tuscan coasts. According to our most recent information, the animal is currently reported to be off the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, in the Department of Maritime Alps (France).

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