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    Management of VMS information by the Secretariat concerning catches of Patagonian toothfish beyond the Convention Area

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    Delegation of Chile

    Currently, some State Parties require, as a requirement to introduce toothfish into their markets, that VMS reports by vessels that capture toothfish be transmitted previously and in real time to the Secretariat, even when the captures take place outside the Convention Area. This document proposes that when Contracting States voluntarily report the activities performed in waters beyond the jurisdiction of the Convention, the Secretariat should ensure that such information is being loaded into the CCAMLR data bases in a timely manner and made readily available for consultation by those State Parties. This is proposed to be carried out through a modification of Conservation Measure 10-04 (2007) in accordance with the terms contained in the attached document.