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    CCAMLR-41

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    Forty-first Meeting of the Commission
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
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    Friday, 9 September 2022 - 09:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)
    Saturday, 24 September 2022 - 09:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)

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      Provisional Agenda

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      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-40, paragraphs 12.2 to 12.5).

      The meeting will be opened by Her Excellency the Hon. Barbara Baker, Governor of Tasmania.

      2     Organisation of the meeting
      2.1     Adoption of agenda

      The Provisional Agendas for the Forty-first 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.

      2.2     Status of the Convention

      The Depository, Australia, will report on the status of the Convention.

      2.3     Chair’s Report

      The Chair will report on intersessional activities.

      3     Implementation of Convention objectives
      3.1     Objectives of the Convention

      In 1996, the Commission agreed that reflection on the objectives of the Convention is an important requisite of each annual meeting. The Commission will consider this topic.

      3.2     Second performance review

      The Commission will review progress with the recommendations of the Second Performance Review (PR2, 2017).

      4     Management of marine resources
      4.1     Advice from the Scientific Committee

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

      4.2     Krill resources

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee in respect of the status and trends in the krill fishery, 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.

      4.3     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, 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.

      4.4     Scientific research under Conservation Measure 24-01

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee on activities conducted in 2021/22 and research proposals submitted for 2022/23 under Conservation Measure (CM) 24-01 (Application of conservation measures to scientific research) and Table 1 of CM 24-05.

      4.5     Non-target species

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

      4.5.1     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.

      4.5.2     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.

      4.5.3     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.

      4.5.4     Marine debris

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee in respect of marine debris.

      5     Spatial management
      5.1     Proposals for marine protected areas (MPAs)

      The Commission will review the proposal for an extraordinary meeting on marine protected areas (MPAs) (CCAMLR-40, paragraph 7.29) and proposals for new MPAs.

      5.2     Review of existing MPAs

      The Commission will consider the advice of the Scientific Committee and review the implementation of existing adopted MPAs.

      5.3     General issues related to spatial management

      The Commission will consider general spatial management issues, including Antarctic Specially Managed Area (ASMA)/ Antarctic Specially Protected Area (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).

      6     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.

      7     Implementation and compliance
      7.1     Advice from SCIC

      The Commission will note the report of SCIC and, as appropriate, endorse its recommendations.

      The Commission will consider any recommendations from SCIC for changes to existing conservation measures, or for new conservation measures, including with respect to notifications, under Agenda Item 9.

      7.2     CCAMLR Compliance Report

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

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

      The Commission will review advice on IUU fishing from SCIC and the Scientific Committee. 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 CM 10-06 and CM 10-07. The Commission will approve an NCP-IUU Vessel List and CP-IUU Vessel List for 2022/23.

      8     CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation

      The Commission will consider the advice and recommendations of SCIC and the Scientific Committee in respect of CCAMLR’s Scheme of International Scientific Observation.

      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 2022/23.

      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 2022/23.

      10     Administration and Finance
      10.1     Advice from SCAF

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

      10.2     Review of the 2022 budget, the 2023 budget and forecast budget for 2024

      The Commission will note the report of SCAF on the status of the 2022 budget and the recommendations of SCAF for the budget for 2023 and forecast budget for 2024.

      The Commission will adopt a budget for 2023 and note a forecast budget for 2024.

      11     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System and international organisations

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

      11.1     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System

      The Commission will note the report from the observer to ATCM XLIV.

      11.2     Cooperation with international organisations
      11.2.1     Reports of observers from international organisations

      Representatives will be invited to present key items from their observer reports either at the Scientific Committee or the Commission. The Commission will note relevant observer reports where appropriate if they have already been presented in the Scientific Committee report.

      11.2.2     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

      Reports from CCAMLR representatives at the 2021 meetings of various international organisations (CCAMLR-40, Table 1) will be received.

      11.2.3     Cooperation with regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs)

      The Commission will review any further developments regarding cooperation between CCAMLR and regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs).

      12     Administrative matters
      12.1     Election of officers

      The Chair for 2023 and 2024 will be appointed in accordance with Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedure.

      The following appointments also need to be made:

      • Chair of SCAF for 2023 and 2024
      • Vice-Chair of SCAF for 2023 and 2024
      • Chair of SCIC for 2023 and 2024
      • Vice-Chair of SCIC for 2023 and 2024.
      12.2     Invitation of observers

      The Commission will decide on the Acceding States, NCPs and international organisations that will be invited to CCAMLR-42.

      12.3     Next meeting

      The Commission will confirm that, as decided at CCAMLR-38, the dates of CCAMLR-42 will be 16 to 27 October 2023 (COMM CIRC 20/23).

      13     Other business

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

      14     Report of the Forty-first Meeting of the Commission

      The report of the Forty-first Meeting will be adopted.

      15     Close of the meeting.

      Preliminary Schedule (last updated: 5 July 2022)

      Week 1 (Sunday 23 to Friday 28 October)

      Conference Room

        Sunday
      23 October
      Monday
      24 October
      Tuesday
      25 October
      Wednesday
      26 October
      Thursday
      27 October
      Friday
      28 October
      0900–1030  

      Commission
      1. Opening
      2. Organisation

      Scientific Committee
      3. Harvested species – Fish
      Scientific Committee
      7. Climate change
      Scientific Committee
      12. Secretariat supported activities
      13. Budget
      Scientific Committee Report
      1030–1100 Break
      1100–1230  

      Commission
      2. Organisation (contd.)

      SCAR lecture

      Scientific Committee
      3. Harvested species – Fish
      4. Scientific research exemption
      Scientific Committee
      8. IUU fishing in the Convention Area

      Scientific Committee
      14. Advice SCIC and SCAF (reporting to SCAF Wednesday am, SCIC Wednesday pm)
      15. Election of Vice-Chair
      16. Other business

      Scientific Committee Report
      1230–1400

                                                                                   Lunch

      1400–1530   Scientific Committee
      1. Opening
      2. Advances in statistics, assessments, acoustics and survey methods
      3. Harvested species – Krill
       
      Scientific Committee
      5. Non-target species
      Scientific Committee
      9. CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation
       
      Scientific Committee
      No meeting: Report preparation and review
      Scientific Committee Report
      1530–1600 Break
      1600–1730

       

      Scientific Committee
      3. Harvested species – Krill
      Scientific Committee
      6. Spatial management
      Scientific Committee
      10. Cooperation
      11. Scientific Committee activities
      Scientific Committee
      No meeting: Report preparation and review
      Scientific Committee Report
      Agenda topics – Scientific Committee   Opening, Statistics,
      Krill
      Fish, Research,
      Non-target species,
      Spatial management
      Climate change, IUU, Observation, Cooperation, SC activities Secretariat activities,
      Budget,
      Advice to SCIC and SCAF, Election of V-Chair,
      Other business
       
      Agenda topics – Commission  

      1 (Opening)
      2 (Organisation)

      SCAR lecture

             

       

      Wombat Room

        Sunday
      23 October
      Monday
      24 October
      Tuesday
      25 October
      Wednesday
      26 October
      Thursday
      27 October
      Friday
      28 October
      0900–1030     SCIC (SCIC CM Drafting) (SCIC CM Drafting) SCIC Report
      1030–1100 Break
      1100–1230   SCIC SCIC     SCIC Report
      1230–1400 Lunch
      1400–1530   SCIC SCIC SCIC SCIC SCIC Report
      1530–1600 Break
      1600–1730 1600 Commission Heads of Delegation
      followed by
      Scientific Committee Representatives
      SCIC SCIC SCIC SCIC SCIC Report

       

      SCAF Room

        Sunday
      23 October
      Monday
      24 October
      Tuesday
      25 October
      Wednesday
      26 October
      Thursday
      27 October
      Friday
      28 October
      0900–1030   Audience Audience SCAF SCAF SCAF Report
      1030–1100 Break
      1100–1230   Audience Audience SCAF SCAF SCAF Report
      1230–1400 Lunch
      1400–1530   Audience Audience Audience Audience Audience
      1530–1600 Break
      1600–1730   Audience Audience Audience Audience Audience

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Week 2 (31 October to 4 November)

      Conference Room (extended), Commission only

        Monday
      31 October
      Tuesday
      1 November
      Wednesday
      2 November
      Thursday
      3 November
      Friday
      4 November
      0900–1030 Commission plenary Commission plenary (CM drafting) (CM drafting) Commission Report
      1030–1100 Break
      1100–1230 Commission plenary Commission plenary (CM drafting) (CM drafting) Commission Report
      1230–1400 Lunch
      1400–1530 Commission plenary Commission plenary Commission plenary Commission plenary Commission Report
      1530–1600 Break
      1600–1730 Commission plenary Commission plenary (CM drafting) (Report preparation) Commission Report
      Agenda topics – Commission 3 (Objective),
      4 (Management of marine resources),
      5 (Spatial management)
      6 (Climate),
      7 (Implementation and compliance),
      8 (Observation), 9 (Conservation measures)
      9 (Conservation measure drafting),
      10 (Administration and Finance)
      9 (Conservation measure drafting),
      11 (Cooperation), 12 (Administration), 13 (Other business),
      14 (Report preparation)
      14 (Report adoption),
      15 (Close)

       

      Events

      Monday
      24 October
      Tuesday
      25 October
      Wednesday
      26 October
      Thursday
      27 October
      Friday
      28 October

      1800–2000
      Informal opening get-together
      (Town Hall):
      – invitation/information
      registration

       

      1230–1330
      ASOC Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund presentation
      (Wombat Room)
      Lunch provided

      1800–
      ASOC function
      (Alceme, 6 Victoria Street)

         
               
               

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Sunday
      30 October
      Monday
      31 October
      Tuesday
      1 November
      Wednesday
      2 November
      Thursday
      3 November
      Friday
      4 November

      1000–1430
      Bike ride and walk:
      – information
      registration

      1245–1350
      ATS/ATCM Brief
      (SCAF Room)
      Lunch provided

      1830–2030
      ARK function
      (Franklin Wharf restaurant,
      Derwent View Room)