Marine policy makers from around Europe gather in Tenerife
Marine policy makers from around Europe gathered in Tenerife for the annual meeting of the OSPAR Commission for the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic.
A key step in protecting the North-East Atlantic was the adoption of measures to protect and conserve a further species and habitat identified by OSPAR as being particularly vulnerable within the North-East Atlantic. The Atlantic Salmon (in cooperation with the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation) and intertidal mudflats both saw their protection extended.
Following a busy week of discussions OSPAR also announced that 10 new Marine Protected Areas had been added to its network this year bringing the total to 423.
Eurosite is linked to the OSPAR commission through their Marine and Coastal Protected Areas Working Group.
Photo: Atlantic salmon © Design Pics Inc / Alamy Stock Photo