Bycatch threats to Cetacean Conservation and Management Measures Taken/Proposed

All Reports to the European Commission on activities conducted by the UK under Regulation 812/200422, and under Article 12(4) of the Habitats Directive, provide details of the monitoring work undertaken in the UK and estimates of cetacean bycatch. The most recent reports on cetacean bycatch in UK waters submitted to the European Commission under the requirements of EC Regulation 812/2004 and Article 12 of the EU Habitats Directive can be found on the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) website.

Current government programmes related to cetacean conservation

The Brazilian Government is party to multilateral agreements related to cetaceans, besides the IWC, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The Government of Brazil participates as Observer in the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and has signed a Letter of Intentions to this agreement. Potential benefits of such agreements include conservation efforts to protect southern right whales and franciscana dolphin.