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29 March 2019 News flash

Meeting of the Pelagos Agreement

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On Friday 29 March 2019, the Technical Advisory Commission for the evaluation of the activities of the Pelagos Agreement as a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI) of the Barcelona Convention was held at the headquarters of the Pelagos Agreement in Monaco as part of Monaco Ocean Week.

The results of the ordinary periodic review prepared during this commission will be presented to the 14th meeting of SPAMI Focal Points, to be held in June 2019 in Slovenia.  Based on these results, a decision will be taken on the renewal of SPAMI status for the Pelagos Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary, the only international marine protected area devoted to the protection of marine mammals in the Mediterranean, has been included in the Barcelona Convention's SPAMI List since 2002.  Its status is renewed every six years.


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