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    Suggestions for establishing Marine Protected Areas in the CCAMLR Convention Area: regulation of the uniform process for establishing MPAs and the Commission’s management of MPAs

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    Delegation of the Russian Federation
    Submitted By:
    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)
    Approved By:
    Dr Svetlana Kasatkina (Russian Federation)

    By analysing the current legal and scientific aspects of establishing MPAs in the
    Convention Area, we can determine the necessary procedural and implementation measures
    required to regulate the science-based establishment and operation of MPAs by the
    CCAMLR Commission. The Russian Federation deems it crucial for the Commission to
    establish a Program (or a "roadmap") that outlines the practical application of the suggested
    procedures and implementation measures and urges the Commission to oversee the
    implementation of this program by its Members. We consider such a roadmap to be a tool for
    achieving the objectives of the MPA, which would provide for an analysis of the state of the
    marine ecosystem and its individual elements. A draft of such a roadmap is provided in this