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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

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    Document Number:
    CCAMLR-40/19 Rev. 1
    Delegations of the United Kingdom and the European Union and its Member States
    Submitted By:
    Professor Philip Trathan
    Approved By:
    Ms Jane Rumble (United Kingdom)

    This paper reports further recent changes to the Pine Island Glacier (Amundsen Sea, Subarea 88.3). The 22% reduction in the glacier’s spatial extent means that the newly-exposed marine area has been established as a Stage 1 Special Area for Scientific Study (SASS) in accordance with Conservation Measure 24-04. We provide additional information to that included in COMM CIRC 21/76, and encourage the Scientific Committee and the Commission to review this information and to proceed towards the designation of this area as a Stage 2 SASS.