The Catch Documentation Scheme for Dissostichus spp. (CDS) was effectively implemented in 2020 by 17 Member States, 3 Acceding States, 1 non-Contracting Party (NCP) cooperating with CCAMLR by participating in the CDS and 1 one NCP with limited access to the CDS. CDS reports of catches outside the Convention Area have decreased from 2019 to 2020. The Secretariat contacted 12 NCPs to seek their engagement in the CDS in 2021.
Analysis of the trends in the CDS data for 2019 and 2020 has identified decreases in the number of Dissostichus Catch Documents (DCDs), Dissostichus Export Documents (DEDs), and Dissostichus Re-Export Documents (DREDs) between these years, thought to be a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Across both years, France landed the largest quantity of toothfish (5 632 tonnes and 5 623 tonnes respectively) and exported the largest quantity of toothfish (4 487 tonnes and 3 596 tonnes respectively). The largest quantity of imports was by the United States of America (USA) in both years followed by China.