In the trilateral field, too, little attention has so fair been paid from a policy and management standpoint to life under water. With regard to fish, the PRW has worked with the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) to ensure the adoption of a trilateral Swimway Vision and a start on a structured approach to research, monitoring, policy, management and stakeholder management. This has led to trilateral agreements (Leeuwarden Declaration, 2018) that must now be converted into an action programme.
The intention is that each of the countries involved takes responsibility for implementing parts of this program. For the underwater nature as a whole, trilateral agreements should also be made in analogy with the swimway. Thus, at the next trilateral Ministerial Conference in 2022, further decisions can be taken on trilateral policy and management of underwater nature in a broad sense.
Results to be delivered:
Conversion of trilateral agreements into a (national) action program swimway, ready in 2022;
Setting up trilateral agreements on underwater nature, ready in 2022.
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Natural Wadden Coalition
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Follow-up action by: