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North-East Pacific - Governing Instruments
 

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The Convention for Cooperation in the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northeast Pacific

Short Title: Antigua Convention

Contracting Parties: Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama

Adopted: 18 February 2002

Signed: signed by six of the eight countries of the region, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama

Ratified: Panama, 2003

Full text of the Convention

 

 

Plan of Action for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Areas of the North-East Pacific

Adopted: 18 February 2002

Participating States: Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama

The main objective of the plan of action is to provide a regional cooperative framework for promoting and facilitating the sustainable management of the marine and coastal resources of the countries of the northeast Pacific for the well-being of the present generation and future generations in the region.

The Action Plan spans the area between the extreme south of the Pacific seaboard of Colombia, where it borders Ecuador, to the extreme north of Mexico on the Pacific, at its border with the United States, dominated in the north and centre by the California Current, in the southern reaches by the Equatorial Counter-Current and in the far south by the Humboldt Current. The region comprises what is known as the Great Marine Ecosystem of the California Current.

Annex I: Programme of Work of the Plan of Action for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Coastal and Marine Environment of the Northeast Pacific 2001-2006


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