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151 Congressional Record, S1261-02, S1295-S1296 (10 February 2005); cited in SL Dautel, 'Transoceanic Trash: International and United States Strategies for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch' (2009) 3 Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal 181, 181.
Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (adopted 22 September 1992, entered into force 25 March 1998) 32 ILM 1069 (OSPAR Convention).
Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of marine environmental policy  OJ L164/19 (Directive 2008/56/EC).
ibid, Annex V arts 3(1)(b)(i) and 3(1)(a).
ibid, Appendix 3 para 1(d).
OSPAR Agreement 2010-02: Guideline for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches in the OSPAR Maritime Area (2010); OSPAR Agreement 2010-06: Agreement on a Voluntary Marine Beach Litter Monitoring Programme (2010) (replaces Agreement 2007-07).
OSPAR Agreement 2007-10: Guidance on How to Develop a Fishing for Litter Project (2007); OSPAR Recommendation 2010/19: OSPAR Recommendation 2010/19 on the Reduction of Marine Litter through the Implementation of Fishing for Litter Initiatives (2010).
ibid OSPAR Recommendation 2010/9, para 3.1.
ibid, para 5.3.
See eg OSPAR The OSPAR System of Ecological Quality Objectives for the North Sea, Update 2010 (OSPAR Commission 2010).