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    Proposals for improved management of CCAMLR’s krill fisheries

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    CCAMLR-41/36 Rev. 1
    Delegations of the USA and Australia
    Submitted By:
    Dr Lauren Fields (United States of America)
    Approved By:
    Ms Elizabeth Phelps

    As CCAMLR updates the management strategy for the Antarctic krill fisheries to potentially increase catch limits in Subarea 48.1, it should make concomitant improvements in the transparency and operational standards of the fisheries to ensure that the prosecution of the krill fisheries is in accordance with the principles of conservation in Article II. We propose revising several conservation measures at CCAMLR-41 to improve monitoring of the krill stocks, related and dependent species, vessels participating in the krill fisheries, and trade of krill and krill products. We also recommend next steps for additional improvements that may require more work to implement.