Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea,

Type of Organization
Inter governmental


Organisation description

The purpose of ACCOBAMS is to reduce threat to cetaceans in Mediterranean and Black Sea waters and improve our knowledge of these animals. ACCOBAMS is the first Agreement binding the countries in these two subregions, and enabling them to work together on a matter of general interest. It requires the States to implement a detailed conservation plan for cetaceans, based first on respect of legislation banning the deliberate capture of cetaceans in fishing zones by their flag vessels or those subject to their jurisdiction, on measures for minimizing incidental capture and, finally, on the creation of protected areas.

Marie-Christine Van Klaveren (ACCOBAMS Permanent Secretariat)
Jardin de l'UNESCO
Les Terrasses de Fontvieille
MC - 98000

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