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    CCAMLR-40

    Full Name
    Fortieth Meeting of the Commission
    Location:
    Online
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Friday, 3 September 2021 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 18 September 2021 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)

    The annual meeting of CCAMLR-40 will be conducted virtually in Interprefy.

    Schedule for CCAMLR-40, SCAF-2021 and SCIC-2021

    Meeting dates reflect Hobart time.

    Meeting Report:
    e-cc-40-rep.pdf (1.33 MB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-40/01 Rev. 1
      More Info
      Activities of the General Capacity Building Fund (GCBF)
      GCBF Panel
      5
      CCAMLR-40/02
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      General Science Capacity Fund – Terms of Reference
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5
      CCAMLR-40/03 Rev. 1
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      Examination of the audited financial statements for 2020
      Executive Secretary
      5
      CCAMLR-40/04 Rev. 1
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      Review of the 2021 Budget, Draft 2022 Budget and Forecast Budget for 2023
      Executive Secretary
      5
      CCAMLR-40/05
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      Executive Secretary’s Report, 2021, including Third Year Implementation Report for the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan (2019–2022)
      Executive Secretary
      5
      CCAMLR-40/06
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      IUU fishing activity and trends in 2020/21 and IUU Vessel Lists
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-40/07 Rev. 1
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      CCAMLR Compliance Evaluation Procedure (CCEP) Summary Report and analysis
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-40/08
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      Gender-inclusive language
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5
      CCAMLR-40/09
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      Options for publishing and printing meeting reports
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5
      CCAMLR-40/10
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      Current rules of access to CCAMLR meeting documents
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5
      CCAMLR-40/11
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      Enabling Observers to circulate correspondence to the Commission and the Scientific Committee
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5
      CCAMLR-40/12
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      Arrangements for cooperation with other organisations
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-40/13
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      Website update
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5
      CCAMLR-40/14
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      CDS Fund expenditure proposal
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5
      CCAMLR-40/15
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      Compliance activity funding
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      5
      CCAMLR-40/16
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      Transhipment implementation report
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-40/17
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      Vessel monitoring system (VMS) implementation report
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-40/18 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, India, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the USA and Uruguay
      7.3
      CCAMLR-40/19 Rev. 1
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      Designation of a newly-exposed marine area adjacent to Pine Island Glacier (Subarea 88.3) as a Stage 2 Special Area for Scientific Study
      Delegations of the United Kingdom and the European Union and its Member States
      8
      CCAMLR-40/20 Rev. 1
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      Draft Conservation Measure establishing a Marine Protected Area across the Weddell Sea region
      Delegations of the European Union and its Member States, Norway, Uruguay, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the USA, Republic of Korea, India and Ukraine
      7.3
      CCAMLR-40/21 Rev. 1
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      Amendments to CCAMLR Conservation Measure 26-01
      Delegation of the European Union
      9.1
      CCAMLR-40/22
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      Amendments to CCAMLR Conservation Measures 21-01, 21-02 and 23-05
      Delegation of the European Union
      9.1
      CCAMLR-40/23 Rev. 2
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      Climate change and management of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
      Delegations of the European Union and its Member States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Norway, the USA and Uruguay
      8
      CCAMLR-40/24
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      Reinforcing the objective of the Convention
      Delegation of Chile
      3.1
      CCAMLR-40/25
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      Implementation of Article II of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources: Continuity and Adaption
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      3.1
      CCAMLR-40/26
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      Revisiting the establishment of MPAs in the Southern Ocean
      Delegation of the People’s Republic of China
      7.1
      CCAMLR-40/27
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      Proposal to establishing limits on use of continuous fishing system for the krill fishery in the Area 48
      Delegation of Ukraine
      9.1
      CCAMLR-40/28
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      Comments on the status of toothfish fisheries under CCAMLR's regulatory framework
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6
      CCAMLR-40/29
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      Comments on management procedures for toothfish fisheries in Statistical Subareas 88.1 and 88.2
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      4
      CCAMLR-40/30
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      Proposals by the Russian Federation on regulating a unified process for establishing MPAs in the Convention Area
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      7.1
      CCAMLR-40/31
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      Report of the Fortieth meeting of the Scientific Committee (Virtual meeting, 11 to 15 October 2021)
      6.1
      CCAMLR-40/32
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      Report of the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF)
      5
      CCAMLR-40/33
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      Report of the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC)
      4.1
      CCAMLR-40/BG/01
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      Improving fisheries management in CCAMLR
      Delegation of the European Union
      9.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/02
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Argentina) to the Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the of the United Nations Environment Programme – virtual session, 22 and 23 February 2021
      CCAMLR Observer (Argentina)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/03 Rev. 1
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      Fishery Notifications 2021/22
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      6
      CCAMLR-40/BG/04
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      Inspection implementation report
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-40/BG/05
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) on the 8th Meeting of the Parties to the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) Online, 5 to 9 July 2021
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/06
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      CDS Implementation and Data Analysis
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-40/BG/07
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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 2021
      INTERPOL and CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      CCAMLR-40/BG/08 Rev. 1
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      Calendar of meetings
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/09
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      Summary of activities of the Commission during the 2020/21 intersessional period – Report of the Chair
      Chair of the Commission
      2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/10
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      Moving forward, not backward, with krill fishery management
      Submitted by ASOC
      6.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/11
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      Evaluating the economics of the Antarctic krill fishery
      Submitted by ASOC
      6.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/12
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      Summary Report – Forty-third Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (Paris, France, 15 to 24 June 2021)
      Executive Secretary
      10.1
      CCAMLR-40/BG/13
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      ASOC Report to CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      10.2.1
      CCAMLR-40/BG/14
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      Research fishery for D. eleginoides in Ecuador
      Republic of Ecuador
      6
      CCAMLR-40/BG/15
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      Report of the Depositary Government for the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) on the status of the Convention
      Delegation of Australia
      2.3
      CCAMLR-40/BG/16
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Australia) to the 24th and 25th Annual Meetings and the 4th Special Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/17
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      Report to CCAMLR on possible illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Convention Area
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      4.3
      CCAMLR-40/BG/18
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (USA) on the 2020 ICCAT Correspondence Decision-Making Process
      CCAMLR Observer (USA)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/19
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (USA) on the Outcomes from the Seventeenth Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Virtual meeting, 8 to 15 December 2020
      CCAMLR Observer (USA)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/20
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      Update and ongoing activities regarding the D1MPA proposal since presentation at CCAMLR-39
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      7.3
      CCAMLR-40/BG/21
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      Summary of information regarding the activities of the Russian-flagged fishing vessel Palmer in the Convention Area in January 2020 and November 2017
      Delegation of New Zealand
      4.3
      CCAMLR-40/BG/22
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      Aerial surveillance patrols undertaken by New Zealand during the 2020/2021 Ross Sea CCAMLR season
      Delegation of New Zealand
      4.3
      CCAMLR-40/BG/23
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      Report by CCAMLR Observer (Norway) on the 39th Annual Meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), Virtual meeting, 10 to 13 November 2020
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/24
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) on the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Virtual meeting, 20 to 24 September 2021
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/25
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      Chair’s Guide to the schedule, annotated agenda and summary of papers
      Chair of the Commission
      2
      CCAMLR-40/BG/26
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      Summary of preparatory SCIC electronic discussion groups
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4
      SC-CAMLR-40/08
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      Integrating climate change research into the work of the Scientific Committee and its working groups: Terms of Reference for the e-Group ‘Climate change impacts & CCAMLR’
      Delegations of the United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden and USA
      8
      SC-CAMLR-40/13
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      Invitation to a workshop to explore spatial planning solutions for the Weddell Sea Marine Protected Area (Phase 2)
      Delegation of Norway
      7.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/15
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      Revision of the precautionary approach to ensuring the rational use of a living resource (Dissostichus eleginoides) in CCAMLR Subarea 48.3
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6.3
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/01
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      Catches of target species in the Convention Area
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      6
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/04
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      2021 Report to CCAMLR by Oceanites, Inc. – Antarctic Site Inventory / MAPPPD and Related Projects / State of Antarctic Penguins Report and Penguin Population Changes / Climate Change
      Submitted by Oceanites
      8, 10.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/10
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      Climate change and the Southern Ocean: “Code Red” for CCAMLR
      Submitted by ASOC
      8
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/11
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      The Seas Must Live: Marine Protected Areas Now
      Submitted by ASOC
      7.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/12
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      Antarctic and Southern Ocean Climate Change in a Global Context
      Submitted by SCAR
      8
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/15
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2020/21
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/16
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      2021 Report to SC-CAMLR-40 and CCAMLR-40 by the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK)
      Submittes by ARK
      6.2, 10.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/18
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      Comments and proposals on the development of management strategy for krill fishery: Risk Assessment framework to allocate catch in Subarea 48.1
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      6.2
      SC-CAMLR-40/BG/22
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      The Ross Sea, Antarctica: A highly protected MPA in international waters
      Submitted by ASOC
      7.2

      Agenda

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      0     Note

      Agenda items are arranged in the order in which they will be considered by the Commission according to the Schedule. Agenda item numbers have been retained for ease of reference.

      1     Opening of the 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-39, paragraphs 7.9 to 7.12).

      2.1     Consideration of the ad hoc guidelines
      2.2     Adoption of agenda

      The Provisional Agendas for the 40th 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.

      2.3     Status of the Convention
      3     Implementation of Convention objectives
      3.1     Objectives of the Convention
      3.2     Declaration of CCAMLR

      The Commission shall consider a Declaration on the 40th anniversary of the Convention.

      6.1     Advice from the Scientific Committee
      6.2     Krill resources

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee in respect of the status and trends in the krill fishery in 2021/22, the development of assessments of krill stock status and feedback management taking into account the role of krill in the ecosystem, and consideration of management measures such as catch limits. The Committee may recommend changes to existing or new conservation measures relating to krill fishery management.

      6.3     Fish resources

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee in respect of the progress of status and trends of established, exploratory and research finfish fisheries in 2021/22, assessments of the status of targeted finfish stocks, and the management of finfish fisheries, including consideration of catch limits. The Committee may recommend changes to existing or new conservation measures relating to finfish fishery management.

      6.4     Scientific research under Conservation Measure 24-01

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee on activities conducted in 2020/21 and research proposals submitted for 2021/22 under CM 24-01 (Application of conservation measures to scientific research) and Table 1 of CM 24-05.

      6.5     Non-target species

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee in respect of non-target species impacted by fishing.

      6.5.1     Fish and invertebrates

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee in respect of the status and trends of fish and invertebrate species caught as by-catch in CCAMLR fisheries. The Committee may recommend catch limits and other changes to existing or new conservation measures.

      6.5.2     Seabirds and marine mammals

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee in respect of the status, trends and effectiveness of mitigation measures for birds and mammals caught incidentally in CCAMLR fisheries. The Committee may recommend changes to existing or new conservation measures.

      6.5.3     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee in respect of the impact of CCAMLR fisheries on vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs), and the status of existing declared VMEs and other mitigation measures implemented in conservation measures. The Committee may recommend changes to existing or new conservation measures.

      7     Spatial management
      7.1     General issues related to spatial management

      The Commission will consider general spatial management issues, including ASMA/ASPA designation or the establishment of newly exposed marine areas following ice-shelf retreat or collapse as Special Areas for Scientific Study (CM 24-04).

      7.2     Review of existing marine protected areas (MPAs)
      7.3     Review of proposals for new MPAs

      The Commission will review proposals for new MPAs. The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee on the proposals. 

      CCAMLR-40/18 Rev. 1 Proposal to establish an East Antarctic Marine Protected Area
      Delegations of Australia, the European Union and its Member States, India, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the USA and Uruguay
      CCAMLR-40/20 Rev. 1 Draft Conservation Measure establishing a Marine Protected Area across the Weddell Sea region
      Delegations of the European Union and its Member States, Norway, Uruguay, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the USA, Republic of Korea, India and Ukraine
      CCAMLR-40/BG/20 Update and ongoing activities regarding the D1MPA proposal since presentation at CCAMLR-39
      Delegations of Argentina and Chile
      8     Impacts of climate change on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources

      The Commission will consider the advice and recommendations of the Scientific Committee, and any other contributions, in respect of the impacts of climate change on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources.

      4.1     Advice from SCIC
      4.2     CCAMLR Compliance Report

      The Commission shall consider the Provisional CCAMLR Compliance Report agreed by SCIC and adopt a CCAMLR Compliance Report.

      4.3     IUU fishing in the Convention Area

      The Commission will consider the Draft NCP-IUU Vessel List and the Draft Contracting Party (CP)-IUU Vessel List following the consideration of information provided in accordance with Conservation Measure (CM) 10-06 and CM 10-07.

      The Commission shall approve an NCP-IUU Vessel List and CP-IUU Vessel List for 2021/22.

      9     Conservation measures
      9.1     Review of existing measures

      The Commission will consider the advice and recommendations of SCIC, SCAF and the Scientific Committee in respect of existing conservation measures, policies, guidelines and resolutions and shall adopt a Schedule of Conservation Measures in Force for 2021/22.

      9.2     Consideration of new measures and other conservation requirements

      The Commission will consider the advice and recommendations of SCIC, SCAF and the Scientific Committee in respect of proposals for new conservation measures, policies, guidelines or resolutions and shall adopt a Schedule of Conservation Measures in Force for 2021/22.

      5.1     Advice from SCAF

      The Commission will note the Report of SCAF and, as appropriate, endorse its recommendations.

      5.2     Review of the 2021 budget, 2022 budget and forecast budget for 2023

      The Commission will note the report of SCAF on the status of the 2021 budget, the budget for 2022 and the forecast budget for 2023 as agreed by SCAF, noting the advice and recommendations from SCIC and the Scientific Committee in respect of the 2022 budget and forecast budget for 2023.

      The Commission will adopt a budget for 2022 and note a forecast budget for 2023.

      10     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System and international organisations

      All reports will be received as background papers and will be taken as read. The Commission will note them in its report.

      10.1     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System
      10.2     Cooperation with international organisations
      10.2.2     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
      CCAMLR-40/BG/02 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Argentina) to the Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the of the United Nations Environment Programme – virtual session, 22 and 23 February 2021
      CCAMLR Observer (Argentina)
      CCAMLR-40/BG/05 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) on the 8th Meeting of the Parties to the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) Online, 5 to 9 July 2021
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      CCAMLR-40/BG/08 Rev. 1 Calendar of meetings
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      CCAMLR-40/BG/16 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Australia) to the 24th and 25th Annual Meetings and the 4th Special Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      CCAMLR-40/BG/18 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (USA) on the 2020 ICCAT Correspondence Decision-Making Process
      CCAMLR Observer (USA)
      CCAMLR-40/BG/19 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (USA) on the Outcomes from the Seventeenth Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Virtual meeting, 8 to 15 December 2020
      CCAMLR Observer (USA)
      CCAMLR-40/BG/23 Report by CCAMLR Observer (Norway) on the 39th Annual Meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), Virtual meeting, 10 to 13 November 2020
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      CCAMLR-40/BG/24 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) on the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Virtual meeting, 20 to 24 September 2021
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      10.2.3     Cooperation with regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs)
      11     Other business

      The Commission will consider any other business, including items identified by the Secretariat.

      12     Administrative matters
      12.1     Election of officers

      The Commission will consider an appointment to the following position:

      • the Vice-Chair of the Commission for the meetings in 2022 and 2023.

      The Commission, taking into account the advice of SCIC or SCAF, will consider appointments to the following positions:

      • the Vice-Chair of SCAF for the meetings in 2022 and 2023.
      • the Vice-Chair of SCIC for the meetings in 2022 and 2023.
      12.2     Invitation of observers

      The Commission will decide on the Acceding States, NCPs and international organisations that will be invited to CCAMLR-41.

      12.3     Next meeting

      The Commission will confirm that, as decided at CCAMLR-38, the dates of CCAMLR-41 will be 17 to 28 October 2022.

      13     Report of the 40th Meeting of the Commission

      The report of the 40th Meeting will be adopted.

      14     Close of the meeting.

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