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    Krill: the power lunch of Antarctica

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    Document Number:
    CCAMLR-XXXIII/BG/25
    Author(s):
    Submitted by ASOC
    Submitted By:
    Mr Doug Cooper (CCAMLR Secretariat)
    Abstract

    For several years, ASOC has been calling for improved management of Antarctic krill fisheries. In this paper, ASOC urges CCAMLR to continue to work towards requiring 100% scientific observer coverage on board krill vessels, identifying priority objectives for research and development in support of the management of the krill fishery, conducting a new krill synoptic survey, keeping the trigger level as the enforceable catch limit, improving monitoring through a strengthened CEMP program, continuing efforts towards estimating green weight and krill escape mortality, reviewing krill notifications procedures with the aim of reducing speculative notifications, and requiring mandatory ice-strengthening for krill fishing vessels.

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