International cooperation

OceanCare consciously invests in working through formal intergovernmental processes. Our research, conservation and education activities around the world are designed to deliver information to governmental and intergovernmental processes that support the delivery of international commitments.

ACCOBAMS

ACCOBAMS is a regional Agreement between governments for the conservation of marine biodiversity and cetaceans in the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area). Its aim is to reduce threats to cetaceans and to improve knowledge about these animals.

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IWC

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is the global body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling. The IWC currently has 88 member governments from countries all over the world. All members are signatories to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW).

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UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading authority for the global environmental agenda, promoting coherent implementation of sustainable development within the United Nations (UN) system and serving as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

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CITES

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments that regulates international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants to prevent threatening their survival.

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European Commission

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) works to develop the potential of the European maritime economy and to secure a safe and stable supply of seafood, sustainable fisheries, healthy seas and prosperous coastal communities.

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CMS

CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals) is an international agreement between governments that coordinates the conservation and of migratory animals and their habitats. CMS brings together the governments that control the regions through which migratory animals pass and lays the legal foundation for internationally coordinated conservation measures throughout a species migratory range.

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FAO/COFI

The Committee on Fisheries (COFI), a subsidiary body of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Council, was established in 1965. COFI is the only global intergovernmental forum where major international fisheries and aquaculture problems and issues are examined

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UN

The United Nations (UN) is the preeminent international organisation governing world affairs. Founded in 1945, it has 193 Member States. The mission and work of the UN are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

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ASCOBANS

The Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas is a regional agreement between governments that entered into force in 1994. In February 2008, the agreement area was extended and the name changed to ASCOBANS (Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas).

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GFCM

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is a regional fisheries management organization established under the provisions of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO.The purpose of GFCM is to ensure the conservation and sustainable use, at the biological, social, economic and environmental level, of living marine resources, as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in its area of application.

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