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CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT OF THE NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC (OSPAR)

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French Equivalent: Convention pour la protection de l’environment marin dans l’Atlantique Nord- Est (OSPAR)

Definition:
The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR) requires contracting parties to take all possible steps to prevent and eliminate pollution of the marine environment. Also, contracting parties are required to take the necessary measures to protect the maritime area against the adverse effects of human activities so as to safeguard human health and to conserve marine ecosystems and, when practicable, restore those areas that have been damaged.

Context:
The Convention was opened for signature on 22 September 1992 but has yet to enter into force. It will enter into force when ratified by all contracting parties of the 1974 Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources (the “Paris Convention”) and the 1972 Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft (the “Oslo Convention”).

Source Publication:
Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Hyperlink:
http://www.ospar.org/

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013