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    CCAMLR-39

    Full Name
    Thirty-ninth Meeting of the Commission
    Location:
    Online
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Friday, 11 September 2020 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 26 September 2020 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)

    The Commission has agreed that CCAMLR-39 will be held as a virtual meeting and will be conducted in accordance with the Commission Rules of Procedure and the ad-hoc guidelines developed for the virtual meeting. The Commission decided this through an application of Rule 7 of its Rules of Procedure (COMM CIRC 20/104; COMM CIRC 20/143). The modalities of the meeting, including the provisional agenda and schedule available on the CCAMLR website, will follow the Proposal of the Chair circulated by the CCAMLR Secretariat on 8 October 2020 following a meeting of the Heads of Delegations.

    Schedule for the Thirty-ninth Meetings of the Commission and the Scientific Committee

    Meeting Report:
    e-cc-39-rep.pdf (1005.58 KB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-39/01 Rev. 1
      More Info
      Report on the General Capacity Building Fund (GCBF)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-39/02
      More Info
      Proposal to amend CM 26-01
      Delegation of the European Union
      6
      CCAMLR-39/03 Rev. 1
      More Info
      Examination of the audited financial statements for 2019
      Executive Secretary
      4
      CCAMLR-39/04 Rev. 1
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      Review of the 2020 Budget, Draft 2021 Budget and Forecast Budget for 2022
      Executive Secretary
      4
      CCAMLR-39/05
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      Executive Secretary’s Report, 2020, including Second Year Implementation Report for the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan (2019–2022)
      Executive Secretary
      4
      CCAMLR-39/06 Rev. 1
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      Proposal to establish a Marine Protected Area across the Weddell Sea region (Phase 1)
      Delegations of the European Union and its member states, Norway, Uruguay and Australia
      8.2.3
      CCAMLR-39/07 Rev. 1
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      Proposal to establish an East Antarctic Marine Protected Area
      Delegations of Australia, the European Union and its member states, Uruguay and Norway
      8.2.3
      CCAMLR-39/08 Rev. 1
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      Revised proposal for a conservation measure establishing a Marine Protected Area in Domain 1 (Western Antarctic Peninsula and South Scotia Arc)
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      8.2.3
      CCAMLR-39/09
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      Re-emphasising the importance of the D1MPA proposal for the conservation of the Antarctic marine ecosystem under scenarios of environmental and management uncertainties
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      5.3.1
      CCAMLR-39/10 Rev. 2
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      CCAMLR Compliance Evaluation Procedure (CCEP) Summary Report and analysis
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      CCAMLR-39/11 Rev. 1
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      IUU fishing activity and trends in 2019/20 and IUU Vessel Lists
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      CCAMLR-39/12
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      Proposal for the deployment of scientific observers on fishing vessels during the COVID-19 pandemic
      Delegation of the USA
      6
      CCAMLR-39/13 Rev. 2
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      Activities of the General Capacity Building Fund (GCBF)
      GCBF Panel
      4
      CCAMLR-39/14
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      Report of the Thirty-ninth meeting of the Scientific Committee (Hobart, Australia, 26 October 2020)
      5.1
      CCAMLR-39/BG/01
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      Potential amendments to CMs 21-01, 21-02 and 23-05
      Delegation of the European Union
      6
      CCAMLR-39/BG/02
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      Domain 1 MPA Proposal CM 91-XX: Rationale of the changes for the Proposal for the Establishment of a Marine Protected Area in the Western Antarctic Peninsula–South Scotia Arc
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      8.2.3
      CCAMLR-39/BG/03
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      Dormant Special Funds
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-39/BG/04
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      Working Capital Fund (WCF) Report
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-39/BG/05
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      Fishery notifications 2020/21
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      CCAMLR-39/BG/06
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      Rising to the challenge: maintaining CCAMLR’s focus on marine protected areas
      Submitted by ASOC
      8.2.1
      CCAMLR-39/BG/07
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      2017/18 pre-season vessel activity in Subarea 88.1 – Member reviews requested by SCIC-19
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      3
      CCAMLR-39/BG/08
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      ASOC report to CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      8.4.2.1
      CCAMLR-39/BG/09
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      Enhancing CCAMLR’s compliance regime
      Submitted by ASOC
      3
      CCAMLR-39/BG/10
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      2020 Report to SC-CAMLR-39 and CCAMLR-39 by the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      5.3.1, 8.4.2.1
      CCAMLR-39/BG/11
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      Support to CCAMLR to identify and deter illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities that undermine the objective of the CAMLR Convention – Interim Report 2020
      INTERPOL and CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      CCAMLR-39/BG/12
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (USA) on the 16th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 5 to 11 December 2019)
      CCAMLR Observer (USA)
      8.4.2.2
      CCAMLR-39/BG/13
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) on the 42nd annual meeting Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) (Virtual meetings, 21 to 25 September 2020)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      8.4.2.1
      CCAMLR-39/BG/14
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      Information submitted to CCAMLR-39 from Ecuador
      Delegation of Ecuador
      8.1
      CCAMLR-39/BG/15 Rev. 1
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      Chair’s Report of the Informal Virtual Meeting of the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC) (Hobart, Australia, 12 to 21 October 2020)
      Chair of SCIC (J. Kim, Republic of Korea)
      3
      CCAMLR-39/BG/16
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      Report of the Acting Chair of SCAF of the Informal Virtual Meeting of the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF) (Hobart, Australia, 12 to 22 October 2020)
      Acting Chair of SCAF (S. Langerock, Belgium)
      4
      CCAMLR-39/BG/18
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      Chair’s Guide to the agenda and summary of papers
      Chair of the Commission
      2
      CCAMLR-39/BG/19
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) on the 16th Meeting of the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization (SEAFO) (Swakopmund, Namibia, 26 to 30 November 2019)
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      8.4.2.2
      CCAMLR-39/BG/20
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) on the 38th Annual Meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) (London, UK, 12 to 14 November 2019)
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      8.4.2.2
      SC-CAMLR-39/02
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      Update on the proposed designation of a newly-exposed marine area adjacent to Pine Island Glacier (Subarea 88.3) as a Stage 2 Special Area for Scientific Study
      S.M. Grant, L. Ireland, A.E. Hogg, K. Gohl, H.J. Griffiths, K.L. Linse and P.N. Trathan
      8.2
      SC-CAMLR-39/BG/18
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      Recommendations for CCAMLR to take a proactive role addressing climate change in the Southern Ocean
      Submitted by ASOC
      8.3
      SC-CAMLR-39/BG/21
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Annual Report 2019/20
      Submitted by SCAR
      8.4.2
      SC-CAMLR-39/BG/22
      More Info
      Climate change and CCAMLR – update on recent research
      Submitted by SCAR
      8.3
      SC-CAMLR-39/BG/46 Rev. 1
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      2020 Report to CCAMLR by Oceanites, Inc. — Antarctic Site Inventory / MAPPPD and Related Projects / State of Antarctic Penguins 2020 Report and Penguin Population Changes / Climate Analyses / Recent, Notable Scientific Papers Relating to MAPPPD
      Submitted by Oceanites, Inc.
      8.3, 8.4.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-39/BG/47
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      Progress toward ecosystem-based management of the Antarctic krill fishery
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.3.1
      SC-CAMLR-39/BG/56
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      Feasibility of establishing limits on use of continuous fishing system for the krill fishery in the Area 48
      Delegation of Ukraine
      5.3.1
      SC-CAMLR-39/BG/57
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      A summary of catches of target species in the Convention Area in 2018/19 and 2019/20
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5.3

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of meeting

      The Chair of the Commission will welcome delegates from CCAMLR Members, observers from CCAMLR Acceding States, observers from non-Contracting Parties (NCPs) and international organisations invited in accordance with the decision taken last year (CCAMLR-38, paragraphs 13.5 to 13.8) and responses received from Members in reply to COMM CIRC 20/81.

      2     Organisation of meeting
      2.1     Adoption of agenda

      The Provisional Agendas for the Thirty-ninth Meeting of the Commission, the meeting of the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC) and the meeting of the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF) were prepared and distributed in accordance with Rules 15 and 17 of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure. Following the opening of the meeting, the Commission will adopt its agenda.

      The Commission will note the ad-hoc Guidelines developed specifically for the conduct of a virtual meeting.

      3.1     Advice from SCIC

      The Chair of SCIC will introduce her summary of the meeting of SCIC containing advice on the implementation of compliance-related conservation measures that are not otherwise included below.

      3.2     CCAMLR Compliance Report

      The Commission will consider the advice of SCIC and adopt a CCAMLR Compliance Report.

      3.3     Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Convention Area

      The Commission will consider the advice of SCIC and adopt NCP-IUU and CP-IUU Vessel Lists for 2020/21.

      4.1     Advice from SCAF

      The Chair of SCAF will introduce her summary of the meeting of SCAF.

      Under this agenda item, the Commission will consider all advice arising from the SCAF report that is not elsewhere addressed in this Commission agenda. This will include, inter alia:

      • Staffing matters including changes to the CCAMLR Job Classification Scheme as recommended in the Report of the Executive Secretary
      • Recommendations in respect of the activity of the General Capacity Building Fund and the General Science Capacity Fund.
      4.2     Review of the 2020 budget, 2021 budget and forecast budget for 2022

      The Chair of SCAF will report on the status of the 2020 budget and introduce the forecast budget for 2021 as advised by SCAF.

      The Commission will consider advice from SCIC and the Scientific Committee in respect of the 2021 budget and forecast budget for 2022.

      The Commission will adopt a budget for 2021 and note a forecast budget for 2022.

      5     Management of marine resources
      5.1     Advice from the Scientific Committee

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee will introduce the report of the 39th Meeting of the Scientific Committee.

      The Commission will consider all advice arising from the Scientific Committee that is not elsewhere addressed in this Commission agenda.

      The focus for Commission consideration under all other item 5 agenda items will be related to revision of current conservation measures (please see additional annotation under item 6 below).

      5.2     Notifications
      5.2.1     Notifications for exploratory and krill fisheries

      The Commission will consider the advice of SCIC and the Scientific Committee in respect of notifications for fishing in exploratory and krill fisheries the 2020/21 fishing season.

      5.2.2     Research fishing notifications under CM 24-01, paragraph 3

      The Commission will not consider new proposals for research fishing under CM 24-01, paragraph 3.

      The Commission will remove expired research proposals from CM 24-05 for the 2020/21 fishing season.

      5.3.2     Fish resources

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee on the extension, for the 2020/21 fishing season, of the following conservation measures which will lapse in 2020:

      41-01

      41-03

      41-04

      41-05

      41-06

      41-07

      41-09

      41-10

      41-11.

      The Commission will consider advice from the Scientific Committee on other conservation measures that will not lapse, including:

      42-02.

      5.4     Non-target species
      5.4.1     Fish and invertebrates

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee on the extension, for the 2020/21 fishing season, of the following conservation measures which will lapse in 2020:

      33-02

      33-03.

      5.4.2     Seabirds and marine mammals

      The Commission will consider any advice on the impact of fisheries on seabirds and marine mammals which relates to current conservation measures, including any proposal to extend CM 25-03, footnote 2, to the 2020/21 fishing season.

      5.4.3     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems

      The Commission will consider any advice on vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) which relates to current conservation measures.

      6.1     Review of existing measures

      The Commission will consider the advice of SCIC, SCAF and the Scientific Committee in respect of existing conservation measures and shall adopt a Schedule of Conservation Measures in Force for 2020/21.

      Because of the virtual nature of the meeting for CCAMLR-39, the Commission will focus its attention on those conservation measures that lapse or will need to be modified in 2020. These are the Conservation Measures listed under items 6.3 and 6.4 above. The advice from SCIC and the Scientific Committee will inform the Commission on whether the conservation measures that will lapse in 2020 can be extended to apply to the 2020/21 fishing season, subject to an adjustment of applicable dates and, in respect of exploratory fisheries, modification of the list of applicable Members in line with the notifications for the 2020/21 fishing season.

      The Commission will also consider advice raised on any other Conservation Measure.

      6.2     Impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020/21 fishing season

      The Commission will consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the implementation of conservation measures in the 2020/21 season.

      7     Administrative matters
      7.1     Election of officers

      Under Rule 8 the Commission will elect a Chair for a two-year term starting from the end of the 2020 Commission meeting.

      The Commission, taking into account the advice of SCIC or SCAF will either make appointments to the following positions or will agree to extend the appointment terms of the current office holders for one more year:

      • the Chair of SCAF for the meetings in 2021 and 2022
      • the Vice-Chair of SCAF for the meetings in 2021 and 2022
      • the Chair of SCIC for the meetings in 2021 and 2022
      • the Vice-Chair of SCIC for the meetings in 2021 and 2022.
      7.2     Appointment of the Executive Secretary

      The Executive Secretary’s first four-year term will conclude in April 2022. He is eligible for reappointment. The Commission will consider this reappointment, or the process to support selection of a new Executive Secretary, as necessary.

      7.3     Invitation of observers

      The Commission will decide on the Acceding States, NCPs and international organisations that will be invited to CCAMLR-40.

      7.4     Next meeting

      The Commission will confirm that, as decided at CCAMLR-38, the dates of CCAMLR-40 will be 18 to 29 October 2021.

      8     Other business
      8.1     Implementation of Objectives of the Convention

      No working papers have been submitted for this agenda item.

      In 1996, the Commission agreed that reflection on the objectives of the Convention is an important requisite of each annual meeting. In 2019 the Commission agreed that that this should take place early in the meeting. Given the limited time available for this item at the CCAMLR-39 virtual meeting, the Commission will hold over discussions of the Regulatory Framework (CCAMLR-38 paragraph 5.34) and the 2nd Performance Review to CCAMLR-40 which are normally considered under this agenda item. 

      8.2     Spatial management
      8.2.1     General issues related to spatial management
      8.2.2     Review of existing marine protected areas (MPAs)

      The Commission will review the implementation of existing marine protected areas (MPAs) and any advice of the Scientific Committee.

      8.2.3     Review of proposals for new MPAs
      8.3     Impacts of climate change on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources

      No working papers have been submitted for this agenda item.

      The Commission will consider the impacts of climate change on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources and any advice of the Scientific Committee.

      8.4     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System and international organisations

      The Commission will note Observer reports submitted as background papers.

      8.4.1     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System

      ATCM XLIII was postponed.

      8.4.2     Cooperation with international organisations
      8.4.2.1     Reports of observers from international organisations

      The following international organisations have been invited to attend CCAMLR-39 as observers: ACAP, CCSBT, CEP, CITES, COMNAP, FAO, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, INTERPOL, IUCN, IWC, South East Asia RPOA-IUU, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, SIOFA, SOOS, SPRFMO, UNEP and WCPFC. The following non-governmental organisations have also been invited to attend CCAMLR-39: ARK, ASOC, COLTO, IAATO and Oceanites Inc.

      Observer reports from some of these organisations will be available as background papers.

      8.4.2.2     Reports from CCAMLR representatives at meetings of international organisations in the previous intersessional period and nominations of representatives to forthcoming meetings of relevant international organisations
      8.5     Other items
      9     Report of the 39th Meeting of the Commission

      The report of the 39th Meeting will be considered and adopted.

      10     Close of the meeting.

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