A Joint IWC-IUCN-ACCOBAMS workshop to evaluate how the data and process used to identify Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) can assist the IWC to identify areas of high risk for ship strike
Report of the 6-7 April, 2019 joint IWC-IUCN-ACCOBAMS ship strike and IMMA workshop, held in Messinia, Greece. The workshop examined the use of the IUCN's Important Marine Mammal Area designations, as a potential systematic way to identify areas of high risk for ship strikes. It used the recently identified IMMAs in the Mediterranean Sea, along with AIS overlays of shipping traffic.
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