Australia and the European Union and its Member States have submitted for consideration by the Commission a draft conservation measure for the designation of an East Antarctic Marine Protected Area (EAMPA) since 2012. Since then, India, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Uruguay have joined as co-proponents of this proposal. The draft measure has been subject to continued improvement thanks to feedback provided by Members. This paper presents a draft conservation measure which reflects this feedback and which was introduced to CCAMLR Members at CCAMLR-38 (2019) and CCAMLR-39 (2020). No further changes have been made to the proposal for CCAMLR-40 and the purpose of this paper is to recall the improvements presented previously.
The Conservation Measure for an East Antarctic MPA, provided in Attachment A, is recommended for adoption.