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    CCAMLR-XXXI

    Full Name
    Thirty-first Meeting of the Commission
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)
    Meeting Report:
    e-cc-xxxi.pdf (799.38 KB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/01
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      Provisional Agenda for the Thirty-first Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
      2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/02
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      Provisional Annotated Agenda for the Thirty-first Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
      2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/03
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      Examination of the audited financial statements for 2011
      Executive Secretary
      4.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/04
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      Review of the 2012 budget, draft 2013 budget and forecast budget for 2014
      Executive Secretary
      4.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/05
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      Singapore’s status as a non-Contracting Party (NCP) cooperating with CCAMLR by participating in the Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS)
      Secretariat
      3.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/06
      More Info
      Executive Secretary’s report to SCAF, 2012
      Executive Secretary
      4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/07
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      CCAMLR staffing and salary strategy Implementation report: 2012
      Secretariat
      4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/08
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      Staff regulations
      Secretariat
      4.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/09
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      Executive Secretary’s summary report Committee on Fisheries Thirtieth Session (Rome, Italy, 9 to 13 July 2012)
      Executive Secretary
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/10
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      EU proposal - Fishing capacity and effort in CCAMLR exploratory fisheries
      Delegation of the European Union
      7.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/11
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      Notifications for krill fisheries in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      3, 5.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/12 Rev. 1
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      Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      3, 5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/13 Rev. 1
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      Review of CCAMLR’s Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)
      Secretariat
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/14 Rev. 1
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      Preliminary assessment of known and anticipated impacts of proposed bottom fishing activities on VMEs in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      5.4
      CCAMLR-XXXI/15
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      Consolidation of closely related conservation measures
      Secretariat
      7
      CCAMLR-XXXI/16 Rev. 1
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      A proposal for the establishment of a Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area
      Delegations of New Zealand and the USA
      7.2, 5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXI/17 Rev. 4
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      Implementation of Conservation Measures 10-06 and 10-07 IUU Fishing Activity and CCAMLR IUU Vessel Lists 2011/12
      Secretariat
      3.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/18
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      Notification of France’s intention to conduct an exploratory longline fishery for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of France
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/19
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      Notifications of Japan’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Japan
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/20 Rev. 1
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      Notifications of the Republic of Korea’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of the Republic of Korea
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/21 Rev. 1
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      Notifications of New Zealand’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of New Zealand
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/22
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      Notifications of Norway’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Norway
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/23 Rev. 1
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      Notifications of Russia’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Russia
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/24
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      Notifications of South Africa’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of South Africa
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/25
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      Notifications of Spain’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Spain
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/26 Rev. 1
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      Notifications of Ukraine’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Ukraine
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/27
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      Notifications of the United Kingdom’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      5.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/28
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      Report of the SCAF Correspondence Group Review of the CCAMLR Financial Regulations
      Convener, SCAF-CG
      4.5
      CCAMLR-XXXI/29
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      Proposal for a CCAMLR Compliance Evaluation Procedure
      Delegation of Australia
      3.1.2, 3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/30
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      EU proposal for spatial protection of marine habitats and communities following ice shelf retreat or collapse in Subarea 88.3, Subarea 48.1 and Subarea 48.5
      Delegation of the European Union
      5.5, 7.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/31
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      EU proposal for a conservation measure concerning the adoption of market-related measures to promote compliance
      Delegation of the European Union
      7.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/32
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      EU proposal for amendment to the CCAMLR Conservation Measure 51-06 on scientific observation in krill fisheries
      Delegation of the European Union
      7.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/33
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      EU proposal for amendment to the CCAMLR Conservation Measure 21-03 to introduce the assessment of uncertainty and variability in the estimation of green weight in notifications of intent to participate in krill fisheries
      Delegation of the European Union
      7.1, 3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/34
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      EU proposal for amendment to the CCAMLR Conservation Measure 23-06 to introduce the assessment of uncertainty and variability in the estimation of catches of green weight in krill fisheries
      Delegation of the European Union
      7.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/35
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      Information on illegal fishing in Statistical Area 58 Assessment of illegal fishing in French waters around Kerguelen and Crozet Islands Report of observations and inspections in the CCAMLR Area 2011/2012 season (1 July 2011 – 15 July 2012)
      Delegation of France
      3.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/36
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      Proposal for a conservation measure establishing a representative system of marine protected areas in the East Antarctica planning domain
      Delegations of Australia, France and the European Union
      5.5, 7.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/37
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      African IUU capacity-building workshop and expenditure from the CDS fund – Report to CCAMLR-XXXI
      Delegations of Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the Secretariat
      3.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/38
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      A proposal to enhance and clarify CCAMLR’s Catch Documentation Scheme
      Delegation of the USA
      3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/39
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      A proposal to strengthen CCAMLR’s Port Inspection Scheme to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
      Delegations of the USA and the European Union
      3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/40
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      A proposal for the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area
      Delegation of the USA
      5.5, 7.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/41
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      Arrangement between the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
      Secretariat
      9.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/42
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      Communication from CCSBT regarding a proposed cooperative arrangement between CCSBT and CCAMLR
      Secretariat
      9.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/03
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      Executive Secretary’s summary report Thirty-fifth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (Hobart, Australia, 11 to 20 June 2012)
      Executive Secretary
      9.2.2, 9.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/04
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      Description of the general fund budget
      Secretariat
      4.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/05
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Republic of Korea) to the 8th annual meeting of the SEAFO Commission (10 to 14 October 2011, Windhoek, Namibia)
      CCAMLR Observer (Republic of Korea)
      9.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/06
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      Implementation of fishery conservation measures in 2011/12
      Secretariat
      3, 5
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/07
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      Submission in support of Singapore’s request for the reinstatement of its status as a non-Contracting Party (NCP) cooperating with CCAMLR by participating in the Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS)
      Submitted by Singapore
      3.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/08
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Sixteenth Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (22 to 26 April 2012, Fremantle, Australia)
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/09
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      Antarctic Ocean Legacy: a vision for circumpolar protection
      Submitted by ASOC (Printed copies of the brochure will be available at the meeting)
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/10
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      Antarctic Ocean Legacy: protection for the East Antarctic coastal region
      Submitted by ASOC (Printed copies of the brochure will be available at the meeting)
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/11
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      Antarctic Ocean Legacy: a marine reserve for the Ross Sea
      Submitted by ASOC (Printed copies of the brochure will be available at the meeting)
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/12 Rev. 1
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      Monitoring, control and surveillance of Protected Areas and Specially Managed Areas in the Marine Domain
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/13
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      Establishing proper fishing vessel governance and control in the CCAMLR Area
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/14
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      CCAMLR’s role in addressing climate change
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.6
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/15
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      Protecting the values of Antarctic Specially Managed and Protected Areas
      Submitted by ASOC
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/16
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      Old challenges, new leadership: CCAMLR and the fight against IUU fishing in the Southern Ocean and beyond
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/17
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      Penguins and krill: life in a changing ocean
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/18
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      A summary of the guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to Marine Protected Areas (supplementary to the 2008 Guidelines)
      Submitted by IUCN
      5.5, 9.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/19
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      Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Commission in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      9.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/20
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      Heard Island and McDonald Islands Exclusive Economic Zone 2011/12 IUU catch estimate for Patagonian toothfish
      Delegation of Australia
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/21 Rev. 2
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      Implementation of the System of Inspection and other compliance related measures in 2011/12
      Secretariat
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/22 Rev. 1
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      Implementation and operation of the Catch Documentation Scheme for Dissostichus spp. in 2011/12
      Secretariat
      3.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/23
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      Report of the Depositary Government for the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
      Delegation of Australia
      2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/24
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      Observer’s report from the Eighty-first Meeting of the Official Forum Fisheries Committee
      CCAMLR Observer (New Zealand)
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/25
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      Observer’s report from the Fourth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
      CCAMLR Observer (New Zealand)
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/26
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      Observer’s Report from the Eighth Session of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
      CCAMLR Observer (New Zealand)
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/27
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Meeting of the Extended Commission for the 19th Annual Session of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (1 to 4 October 2012, Takamatsu City, Japan)
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/28 Rev. 1
      More Info
      Implementation of Conservation Measure 31-02
      Delegation of New Zealand
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/29
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Chile) to the Third Session of the Preparatory Conference for the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation
      CCAMLR Observer (Chile)
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/30
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      Implementation of Conservation Measure 31-02
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/31
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      Report of the CCAMLR Observer to the 34th NAFO Annual Meeting (17 to 21 September 2012, St Petersburg, Russia)
      CCAMLR Observer (Russia)
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/32
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      Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and its registry in the Catch Document (DCD)
      Delegation of Chile
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/33
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      Report of the European Union – CCAMLR Observer to the 22nd Regular Meeting of ICCAT (Istanbul, Turkey, 11 to 19 November 2011)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/34
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      Report of the European Union – CCAMLR Observer to the 30th Session of COFI (Italy, Rome, 9 to 13 July 2012)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      9.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/35
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      Commercial fishing in the Ross Sea
      Submitted by COLTO
      5.5
      WG-FSA-12/66 Rev. 2
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      Summary of scientific observations in the CAMLR Convention Area for 2011/12
      Secretariat
      3.1.1
      WG-FSA-12/70 Rev. 2
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      Summary of scientific observations related to Conservation Measures 24-02 (2008), 25-02 (2009) and 26-01 (2009)
      Secretariat
      3.1.1

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of meeting

      The meeting will open at 0900h on Tuesday, 23 October 2012.

      The Chair of the Commission (Mr Terje Løbach, Norway) will welcome delegates from CCAMLR Members as well as observers from CCAMLR Acceding States. The Chair will also welcome observers from non-Contracting Parties and international organisations invited in accordance with the decision taken last year (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraphs 17.1 to 17.4) and further considerations in COMM CIRCs 12/71 and 12/86.

      The Chair will introduce His Excellency the Honourable Peter Underwood AO, Governor of Tasmania, who will address the meeting.

      2     Organisation of meeting

      Directly following the opening of the meeting, the Chair will deal with procedural matters before adjourning the Commission to allow the Scientific Committee, SCAF and SCIC to carry out their work.

      2.1     Adoption of agenda

      The Preliminary Agenda for the Thirtieth-first Meeting of the Commission was prepared and distributed in accordance with Rule 15 of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure. This Provisional Agenda has been prepared, taking account of Members’ additions and comments in accordance with Rule 17 of the Rules of Procedure.

      2.2     Chair’s report
      3     Implementation and compliance
      3.1     Review of compliance and implementation-related measures and policies
      3.1.1     Compliance with conservation measures in force

      The Secretariat will present a summary of reports received from Members on the implementation of compliance-related provisions of conservation measures in force during 2011/12, including licensing of vessels, the System of Inspection, transhipment reports, the operation of C-VMS reporting, new and exploratory notifications and environmental and mitigation measures.

      The Secretariat will also present a summary of at-sea inspections undertaken, the results of these inspections and comments received from Flag States. Flag States will be invited to present additional information, if any, with respect to inspections undertaken. The Commission will review the operation of the System of Inspection and consider any proposals received on the improvement of the System.

      The Commission will review and assess Contracting Parties’ implementation of, and compliance with, conservation measures adopted by the Commission.

      3.1.2     Compliance evaluation procedure

      The Convener for the Development of a Compliance Evaluation Procedure (DOCEP) group will report on intersessional work undertaken during 2011/12 on the further development of a compliance evaluation procedure. The Commission will review the results of the intersessional work undertaken and consider options in respect of future work (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 8.9).

      3.2.1     Current level of IUU fishing
      3.2.2     IUU Vessel Lists

      The Commission will review reports submitted by Contracting and non-Contracting Parties on measures they have taken to avoid any undermining of the effectiveness of CCAMLR conservation measures resulting from activities of their vessels included in the IUU Vessel Lists adopted in 2011. 

      The Commission will review information received on any vessels included in the Provisional List of IUU vessels for 2012 in accordance with Conservation Measures 10-06 and 10-07.

      The Commission will review information in respect of any vessels to be retained on the Proposed List of IUU Vessels for 2012 and for any vessels which may be considered for removal from the IUU Vessel Lists adopted in 2011.

      4     Finance and administration

      Agenda Item 4 will be facilitated by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF).

      4.1     Audited Financial Statements for 2011
      4.2     Secretariat matters

      The Commission will consider various financial and administrative matters affecting the Secretariat since CCAMLR-XXX.  These will include:

      • Report from the Executive Secretary on the implementation of the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan (CCAMLR-XXX, Annex 5, paragraphs 9 to 21)
      • Staff Regulations and Staff Contract Review (CCAMLR-XXX, Annex 5, paragraph 21).
      4.3     Budgets for 2012, 2013 and 2014

      The Commission will consider proposed changes to the adopted budget for 2012, adopt the budget for 2013 and note a forecast budget for 2014.  Issues associated with the Commission’s Contingency Fund, Special and Other Funds, including fees for new and exploratory fisheries applications, will be included in these considerations. Finalisation of the budget for 2012 and the forecast budget for 2014 will be done under Agenda Item 10 to accommodate issues with financial implications raised elsewhere in the agenda. 

      4.4     Members’ contributions

      Consistent with past practice, the Commission will consider the application of Financial Regulation 5.6 concerning the timing of Members’ contribution payments.

      4.5     Review of Financial Regulations
      5     Report of the Scientific Committee
      5.1     Advice from the Scientific Committee

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee will introduce the report of the Thirty-first Meeting of the Scientific Committee containing advice and recommendations to the Commission in accordance with the Convention’s objectives.

      5.2     Harvested species

      In addition to a summary of catches in 2011/12 and management advice for 2012/13 the Commission will consider the following advice and recommendations of the Scientific Committee:

      5.2.1     Krill resources

      Catch uncertainty and estimating the green weight of krill caught (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 4.13), the collection and use of acoustic data from krill fishing vessels (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 4.5), recruitment variability and decision rules for management of the krill fishery (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 4.16), deployment of scientific observers in the krill fishery (CCAMLR-XXIX, paragraphs 4.20 to 4.23) and feedback management procedures for the krill fishery (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 4.17).

      5.2.2     Fish resources

      Catches of Dissostichus eleginoides outside the Convention Area (CCAMLR-XXIX, paragraph 4.36), further development of an assessment model for D. eleginoides in Division 58.5.1 (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 4.23) and biological research and management advice in respect of Champsocephalus gunnari in Subarea 48.3 and Division 58.5.2 (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraphs 4.29 to 4.31).

      5.2.3     Exploratory finfish fisheries

      The Commission will:

      • review the operation of exploratory fisheries in 2011/12 for toothfish in Subareas 48.6, 88.1 and 88.2, and Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2, 58.4.3a and 58.4.3b (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 2.26, Tables 1 and 2).
      • consider notifications from Members for exploratory fisheries in the 2012/13 season, received in accordance with Conservation Measure 21‑01.
      • consider the Scientific Committee’s advice and recommendations relating to exploratory fisheries, including the detailed research plans included in notifications for exploratory fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in Subareas 48.6 and 58.4 (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraphs 11.10 to 11.12).
      CCAMLR-XXXI/12 Rev. 1 Notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in 2012/13
      Secretariat
      CCAMLR-XXXI/18 Notification of France’s intention to conduct an exploratory longline fishery for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of France
      CCAMLR-XXXI/19 Notifications of Japan’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Japan
      CCAMLR-XXXI/20 Rev. 1 Notifications of the Republic of Korea’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of the Republic of Korea
      CCAMLR-XXXI/21 Rev. 1 Notifications of New Zealand’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of New Zealand
      CCAMLR-XXXI/22 Notifications of Norway’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Norway
      CCAMLR-XXXI/23 Rev. 1 Notifications of Russia’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Russia
      CCAMLR-XXXI/24 Notifications of South Africa’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of South Africa
      CCAMLR-XXXI/25 Notifications of Spain’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Spain
      CCAMLR-XXXI/26 Rev. 1 Notifications of Ukraine’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of Ukraine
      CCAMLR-XXXI/27 Notifications of the United Kingdom’s intention to conduct exploratory longline fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in 2012/13
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      5.2.4     New fisheries

      The Commission will consider notifications from Members for new fisheries in the 2012/13 season, received in accordance with Conservation Measure 21-01.

      5.2.5     Research fishing

      The Commission will consider the advice and recommendations of the Scientific Committee on the outcomes of, and proposals for, research fishing in accordance with Conservation Measure 24-01.

      5.3     Assessment and avoidance of incidental mortality

      The Commission will consider advice from SCIC and the Scientific Committee on incidence of marine debris, the incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals associated with fisheries and issues related to the compliance with relevant conservation measures.

      5.4     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems

      The Commission will consider advice provided by the Scientific Committee and SCIC on the implementation of measures to avoid and mitigate significant adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs), including issues arising from the implementation of Conservation Measures 22-06 and 22-07 (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraphs 5.1 and 5.2).

      5.5     Marine Protected Areas

      The Commission will consider progress towards a representative system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) within the Convention Area (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 12.38).

      CCAMLR-XXXI/16 Rev. 1 A proposal for the establishment of a Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area
      Delegations of New Zealand and the USA
      CCAMLR-XXXI/30 EU proposal for spatial protection of marine habitats and communities following ice shelf retreat or collapse in Subarea 88.3, Subarea 48.1 and Subarea 48.5
      Delegation of the European Union
      CCAMLR-XXXI/36 Proposal for a conservation measure establishing a representative system of marine protected areas in the East Antarctica planning domain
      Delegations of Australia, France and the European Union
      CCAMLR-XXXI/40 A proposal for the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area
      Delegation of the USA
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/09 Antarctic Ocean Legacy: a vision for circumpolar protection
      Submitted by ASOC (Printed copies of the brochure will be available at the meeting)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/10 Antarctic Ocean Legacy: protection for the East Antarctic coastal region
      Submitted by ASOC (Printed copies of the brochure will be available at the meeting)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/11 Antarctic Ocean Legacy: a marine reserve for the Ross Sea
      Submitted by ASOC (Printed copies of the brochure will be available at the meeting)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/12 Rev. 1 Monitoring, control and surveillance of Protected Areas and Specially Managed Areas in the Marine Domain
      Submitted by ASOC
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/18 A summary of the guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to Marine Protected Areas (supplementary to the 2008 Guidelines)
      Submitted by IUCN
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/35 Commercial fishing in the Ross Sea
      Submitted by COLTO
      5.6     Climate change

      The Commission will review the outcomes of the Scientific Committee’s consideration of the three key issues relating to appropriate management responses to climate change (SC-CAMLR-XXVII, paragraph 7.14; CCAMLR-XXIX, paragraph 13.8).

      5.7     Administrative matters
      5.7.1     Capacity Building

      The Commission will receive advice from the Scientific Committee in relation to the CCAMLR General Science Capacity Fund and the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraphs 15.2 and 15.6 to 15.8).

      6     CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation

      The Commission will consider advice from the Scientific Committee and any other available information on the implementation of the Scheme, including recommendations to ensure that the Scheme continues to meet its objectives in an efficient and effective way.

      7     Conservation measures
      7.1     Review of existing measures

      The Commission will review conservation measures in force in light of the advice received under Agenda Item 3 and from the Scientific Committee in relation to experiences implementing measures during the 2011/12 season. Particular attention will be paid to:

      • review of the catch limits in the exploratory fisheries in Divisions 58.4.1 and 58.4.2 (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 12.33)
      • review of research plans for vessels participating in exploratory fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in Subareas 48.6 and 58.4 and general measures for exploratory fisheries for Dissostichus spp. (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 12.9)
      • general measure for scientific observation in krill fisheries (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 12.15).

      Where appropriate, the Secretariat will report on proposals for the revision of existing measures which were prepared intersessionally in consultation with Members.

      7.2     Consideration of new measures and other conservation requirements
      8     Implementation of Convention objectives

      Since 1996 the Commission has agreed that specific reflection on the objectives of the Convention continues to be an important requisite of each annual meeting. The Commission will consider proposals submitted for discussion under this item. It will also consider any progress made with respect to the various strategic discussions at CCAMLR-XXIV (as a consequence of the 2005 CCAMLR Symposium – CCAMLR-XXIV, paragraphs 16.11 to 16.18), CCAMLR-XXV (CCAMLR-XXV, paragraphs 17.1 to 17.5) and arising from the CCAMLR Performance Review at CCAMLR-XXVI (CCAMLR-XXVI, paragraphs 17.1 to 17.20), CCAMLR-XXVII (CCAMLR-XXVII, paragraphs 17.1 to 17.18), CCAMLR-XXVIII (CCAMLR-XXVIII, paragraphs 16.1 to 16.25), CCAMLR-XXIX (CCAMLR-XXIX, paragraphs 15.1 to 15.9) and CCAMLR-XXX (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraphs 15.1 to 15.12).

      8.1     Performance Review

      The Commission will consider the status of recommendations arising from the CCAMLR Performance Review undertaken in 2008 (CCAMLR-XXVI, paragraph 17.20 and Annex 7; CCAMLR-XXVII, paragraphs 17.9, 17.10, 17.14 and 17.18; CCAMLR-XXVIII, paragraphs 16.2 to 16.20; CCAMLR-XXIX, paragraphs 15.1 to 15.9 and CCAMLR-XXX, paragraphs 15.1 to 15.12). The Commission has tasked the Secretariat with providing a progress report on matters (papers, activities and actions) arising from the Performance Review Report (CCAMLR-XXIX, paragraph 15.7 and Report of the CCAMLR Performance Review Panel).

      9     Cooperation with Antarctic Treaty System and international organisations
      9.1     Cooperation with Antarctic Treaty System
      9.1.1     Cooperation with Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties

      CCAMLR was represented at the Thirty-fifth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Party Meeting (ATCM-XXXV) (11 to 20 June 2012, Hobart, Australia).  The Executive Secretary will report on the meeting. CEP collaboration with SC‑CAMLR will be covered in the SC‑CAMLR report.

      Future cooperation between CCAMLR and other parts of the Antarctic Treaty System will be discussed along with participation in the meetings of the ATCM and CEP in 2013.

      9.1.2     Cooperation with SCAR

      In addition, the CCAMLR Observer to SCAR and the SCAR Observer to CCAMLR will be invited to report briefly on recent SCAR initiatives of interest to CCAMLR.

      Future cooperation and participation in the meetings of SCAR and its relevant subsidiary bodies will be discussed. 

      9.1.3     Proposals for Antarctic Specially Protected Areas and Specially Managed Areas that include marine areas

      The Commission will consider the Scientific Committee’s advice on assessment of any draft management plans for protected areas with a marine area component proposed under the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty and submitted to CCAMLR for approval. 

      9.2.1     Reports of observers from international organisations

      The following international organisations have been invited to attend CCAMLR-XXXI as observers: ACAP, CCSBT, CEP, CITES, CPPS, FAO, FFA, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, IUCN, IWC, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, SPC, UNEP and WCPFC.

      The following non-governmental organisations have also been invited to attend CCAMLR-XXXI: ASOC and COLTO.

      Their reports will have been tabled. Representatives of these and other organisations present at the meeting will be invited to present key items from their reports. A maximum of five minutes will be allocated to each such report. The reports from the CEP and SCAR Observers will have been received by the Scientific Committee.

      9.2.2     Reports from CCAMLR representatives at meetings of international organisations in the previous intersessional period and nominations of representatives to forthcoming meetings of relevant international organisations

      Reports from CCAMLR representatives at the 2011/12 meetings of various international organisations (CCAMLR-XXX, paragraph 14.7) will be received.

      CCAMLR-XXXI/09 Executive Secretary’s summary report Committee on Fisheries Thirtieth Session (Rome, Italy, 9 to 13 July 2012)
      Executive Secretary
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/03 Executive Secretary’s summary report Thirty-fifth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (Hobart, Australia, 11 to 20 June 2012)
      Executive Secretary
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/08 Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Sixteenth Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (22 to 26 April 2012, Fremantle, Australia)
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/24 Observer’s report from the Eighty-first Meeting of the Official Forum Fisheries Committee
      CCAMLR Observer (New Zealand)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/25 Observer’s report from the Fourth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
      CCAMLR Observer (New Zealand)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/26 Observer’s Report from the Eighth Session of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
      CCAMLR Observer (New Zealand)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/27 Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Meeting of the Extended Commission for the 19th Annual Session of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (1 to 4 October 2012, Takamatsu City, Japan)
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/29 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Chile) to the Third Session of the Preparatory Conference for the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation
      CCAMLR Observer (Chile)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/31 Report of the CCAMLR Observer to the 34th NAFO Annual Meeting (17 to 21 September 2012, St Petersburg, Russia)
      CCAMLR Observer (Russia)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/33 Report of the European Union – CCAMLR Observer to the 22nd Regular Meeting of ICCAT (Istanbul, Turkey, 11 to 19 November 2011)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      CCAMLR-XXXI/BG/34 Report of the European Union – CCAMLR Observer to the 30th Session of COFI (Italy, Rome, 9 to 13 July 2012)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      9.2.3     Cooperation with ACAP

      The Commission will review cooperation between CCAMLR and ACAP. The ACAP Observer will be invited to present a short report.

      9.2.4     Cooperation with RFMOs

      The Commission will review any further developments regarding cooperation between CCAMLR and CCSBT, CCAMLR and WCPFC and potential cooperation between CCAMLR and SPRFMO.

      10     2013 budget and forecast budget for 2014

      Taking into account discussion arising during Agenda Item 4(iii), the advice of the Scientific Committee and other budgetary-related matters agreed during the meeting, the Commission will adopt a budget for 2013 and a forecast budget for 2014.

      11     Appointment of the Executive Secretary

      The Executive Secretary’s first four-year term will conclude in April 2014. He is eligible for reappointment. CCAMLR-XXXI is invited to consider the process to support selection of an Executive Secretary at CCAMLR-XXXII, if necessary.

      12     Other business
      13     Next meeting
      13.1     Election of officers

      The current Chair, Mr Terje Løbach, will complete his first two-year term as Chair at the conclusion of CCAMLR-XXXI. In accordance with Rule 8 of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure, a Commission Chair must be elected to serve from the end of CCAMLR-XXXI until the conclusion of the Commission’s 2014 meeting. Mr Løbach is eligible for re-election for one additional term.

      The Commission will consider the selection of a Chair and Vice-Chair for SCIC for the next two years to facilitate discussion under Agenda Item 3.

      13.2     Invitation of observers

      Since 1994 the Commission has addressed the invitation of observers to its next meeting under this agenda item (CCAMLR-XIII, paragraph 13.7). Acceding States, non-Contracting Parties and international organisations to be invited to CCAMLR-XXXII will be identified.

      13.3     Date and location

      The Thirty-second Meeting of the Commission will be held at the CCAMLR Headquarters building (181 Macquarie Street) in Hobart from 22 to 31 October 2013.

      14     Report of Thirty-first Meeting of Commission

      The report of the Thirty-first Meeting will be considered and adopted.

      15     Close of meeting

      The meeting is scheduled to close at 1600 h on Thursday, 1 November 2012.

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