24/05/2015 Regional Workshop on London Protocol (LP) and (PSSA)

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), held a three day regional workshop on London Protocol (LP) and Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA).

The workshop was held under the patronage of H.E. the Secretary General of PERSGA, Prof. Dr. Ziad Abu Ghararh, between April 24-28, 2015 at PERSGA headquarter in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Delegates from each of the PERSGA States were invited to attend and a total of 21 delegates attended the three day workshop. The main objectives of the training workshop were:

1) Enhance awareness and understanding of the LP and the PSSA and their relations to other relevant international agreements for the protection of the marine environment;

2) Brief the participants on all aspects of the LP and PSSA, including the legal, technical and administrative requirements and implications of accession to the LP or the declaration of a PSSA within Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Region;

3) Set out the befits and implications of full LP implementation and PSSA declaration;

4) Identify the needs for further co-operation on LP, PSSA and other relevant issues.

The workshop was delivered by two eminent consultants from the IMO: Mr. Edward Kleverlaan and Mr. Fredrick Haag. Dr. Salim Al-Moghrabi from PERSGA coordinated the activities of this workshop and provided Arabic translation to key issues during the workshop.

By the end of the workshop the participants received a CD containing all the material presented during the workshop with the Certificate of participation. The regional training workshop was highly successful and met its overall objectives.

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden