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    Proposals on improving the governance and control of fishing vessels operating in the Southern Ocean

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/22 Rev. 1
    Author(s):
    Submitted by ASOC
    Submitted By:
    Mr Doug Cooper (CCAMLR Secretariat)
    Abstract

    There are a number of actions that CCAMLR and its members should implement to improve the governance and control of fishing vessels in the Southern Ocean, thereby enhancing safety, and improving ecosystem-based management and environmental protection. These actions include a mandatory requirement for ice-strengthening for fishing vessels, a two-tier system of training for vessels crews and Masters, and identification of requirements for environmental response and monitoring in the event of an incident. Additionally, CCAMLR should make a commitment to engage fully in the extension of the Polar Code to non-SOLAS vessels including fishing vessels and should inform the IMO of recent incidents involving fishing vessels in the Southern Ocean and developments introduced by CCAMLR.

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