Consistent with CCAMLR’s commitment to continuous improvement, the United States proposes that the Commission update its own System of Inspection to better support the wide range of strong and innovative conservation measures CCAMLR has introduced in recent years to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. CCAMLR’s System of Inspection has not undergone significant revisions in 20 years. A major overhaul is proposed to modernize the boarding and inspection scheme in the Convention Area, reflective of the significant operational, technological, and legal advancements in fisheries enforcement that have occurred during that time as well as the increased recognition of the threat posed by IUU fishing to the conservation of Antarctic living marine resources. The United States invites other CCAMLR Members to support and adopt this proposal.
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