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    CDS Implementation and Data Analysis

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    CCAMLR Secretariat
    Submitted By:
    Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)
    Approved By:
    Dr David Agnew (CCAMLR Secretariat)

    The Catch Documentation Scheme for Dissostichus spp. (CDS) was effectively implemented in 2021 by 16 Member States, 3 Acceding States, and 1 non-Contracting Party (NCP) cooperating with CCAMLR by participating in the CDS. The Secretariat contacted 13 NCPs to seek their engagement in the CDS in 2021.

    Analysis of the trends in the CDS data for 2021 identified France as having landed the largest quantity of toothfish (4 187 tonnes) and exported the largest quantity of toothfish (4 282). More toothfish is caught inside the Convention Area then outside. The largest quantity of imports was by the United States of America (USA) followed by China. The majority of imports (98%) were to a country which was a Contracting Party or had a cooperative status with CCAMLR.

    Recommendations have been provided for the review of CM 10-05 and the review of co-operating non-Contracting Party statuses.