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AMSA assists in review of Pacific pollution prevention strategy

Monday 3 November 2014
In late October AMSA was involved in discussions to review and update the Pacific Ocean Pollution Prevention Programme (PACPOL) Strategy.
Workshop presenters and participants

AMSA was joined by representatives from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), other government departments and representatives from 13 Pacific island countries and territories at the workshop, which was held in Brisbane.

Core principles of the PACPOL Strategy include the prevention and control of marine pollution through the adoption of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Conventions by Pacific islands and territories throughout the region, and through the development, funding, and implementation of marine spill prevention, preparedness and response capability.

The purpose of the workshop was to update the PACPOL strategy to reflect current environmental protection issues, and to ensure it was more closely aligned to International Maritime Organization (IMO) priorities.

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