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Commitment between the Secretariats of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission and the OSPAR Commission under the collective arrangement
by The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission and the OSPAR Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic (Intergovernmental organization)
NEAFC and OSPAR are engaging with each other under the collective arrangement in respect of areas based management in areas beyond national jurisdiction. This helps deliver respective objectives on protection and sustainable use of the marine environment in the North East Atlantic. The Sustainable Development Goal 14 on oceans provides further global context to share this model for cooperation and share experience and lessons learnt with other relevant organisations.

The document of the collective arrangement https://www.ospar.org/documents?v=33030 sets out the principles of the arrangement between OSPAR and NEAFC.

Through this commitment in the context of the aims of Sustainable Development Goal 14, the two Secretariats of OSPAR and NEAFC will continue to promote the benefits of the cross-sectoral work through collective arrangement model. We will aim to work with our sister intergovernmental organisation secretariats in other regions and other sectors to promote such collaboration.
Progress reports
July 2017-June 2018
OSPAR and NEAFC Secretariats continue to work with other organisations to promote inter-sectoral cooperation
Staff / Technical expertise
Initial work through Secretariat resources and subsequent work as resources required and agreements made
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 July - 2018 June
Partners
The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission and the OSPAR Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Dr Darius Darius Campbell, Executive Secretary, secretariat@ospar.org , +44 (0) 20 7430 5200
London, United Kingdom
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