During their 16th Ordinary Meeting held in Marrakesh (Morocco) on November 3rd-5th 2009, the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols adopted the following thematic decisions with regard to RAC/SPA field of intervention and the SPA/BD Protocol:
- Decision IG.19/12: Amendments of the list of Annexes II and III of the Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean
- Decision IG.19/13: regarding a regional working programme for the coastal and marine protected areas in the Mediterranean including the High Sea
- Decision IG.19/14: Inclusion in the SPAMI List of: the Natural Reserve of Bouches de Bonifacio (France), the Marine Protected Area Capo Caccia-Isola Piana (Italy), the Marine Protected Area Punta Campanella (Italy) and the Al-Hoceima National Park (Morocco)
- Decision IG.19/15: Adoption of the revised implementation timetable of the “Action Plan for the conservation of Cartilaginous Fish (chondrichthyans) in the Mediterranean”
The Parties also adopted Decision IG.19/17: Decision on the adoption of the Five-Year Programme of Work and Programme Budget for the 2010-2011 biennium. The purpose of the activities included in this Programme of Work is to promote the full implementation of the Barcelona Convention, its protocols and strategies, including the MSSD, as well as the decisions and recommendations of the Meeting of the Contracting Parties.