COSTA Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama have signed a Convention on Cooperation in the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northeast Pacific, which will lead to an assessment of oil pollution risks and a spills strategy. This would evaluate the region's clean-up equipment and anti-pollution personnel.

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