Preliminary report of the joint ACCOBAMS/ASCOBANS/SPA-RAC workshop on marine debris and cetacean stranding
ACCOBAMS, ASCOBANS, ECS, SPA-RAC
International Whaling Commission
A joint ACCOBAMS/ASCOBANS/SPA-RAC workshop on marine debris and cetacean stranding was held on Friday 8th April 2018 in La Spezia, Italy.
The workshop provided the opportunity (i) to further develop effective cooperation with the ongoing regional initiatives on marine debris, including ghost nets, (ii) to assess the impact of plastic materials on cetaceans and (iii) to discuss requirements for the development of a common approach and joint guidelines.