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    CCAMLR’s next steps to stop IUU fishing

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    CCAMLR-XXX/BG/22
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    Submitted by ASOC
    Abstract

    Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing continues to be a problem in the Convention Area, undermining the intrinsic values of CCAMLR and of the Antarctic Treaty. In spite of the package of Conservation Measures on IUU fishing adopted by CCAMLR, there are still significant steps that CCAMLR Members can take individually and collectively to eliminate IUU fishing in the CCAMLR Area. At this meeting, CCAMLR should improve its system of port State measures, while not weakening any of its measures currently in force. In order to achieve this goal, CCAMLR Members should allocate special funds for the effective implementation of those enhanced port State measures by developing countries. At the same time, in order to improve transparency and the implementation of control measures, CCAMLR should require that the owner of any fishing or support vessel authorized to operate in the CCAMLR Area registers with IHS-F, obtains an IMO number, and reports this number in all relevant communications.

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