Webinar: Federal Agency Approaches to Reducing Vessel Strike of Cetaceans

The Marine Mammal Comission is hosting a webinar on approaches to reduce vessel strikes of cetaceans on April  12th 2022. The Commission and Committee of Scientific Advisors will meet to consider actions for reducing vessel strike of large cetaceans. Specifically, meeting participants will review Federal vessel-routing and speed-reduction programs, their elements and effectiveness, identify locations where additional […]

Pelagos Agreement release workshop report on ship strikes

The Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement has released the final report of the workshop “A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area for the North Western Mediterranean”  The Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement has released the final report of the workshop “A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area for the North Western Mediterranean”, focusing on ship strikes, co-organised […]

Shipping company leading the way to protect sperm whales in the Mediterranean

Media release from Ocean Care Athens, Hamburg, Zurich – 27 January 2022. A leading shipping and logistics conglomerate, MSC Group, is the first major shipping company to re-route their ships on the west coast of Greece to reduce the risk of collision with endangered sperm whales in the Mediterranean. The decision was made after a coalition […]

Protecting large cetaceans from ship strikes in the Mediterranean

Ship collision is internationally recognised as a major threat to cetaceans, including in the Mediterranean Sea, which is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. As maritime transport in the Mediterranean basin is expected to increase in the coming years, further measures to prevent collisions are needed.  The following Mediterranean countries, France, Italy, Spain, […]