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    CCAMLR-XXXIV

    Full Name
    Thirty-fourth Meeting of the Commission
    Location:
    Hobart, Australia
    Meeting Start Date/Time:
    Meeting End Date/Time:
    Submissions Due
    Saturday, 19 September 2015 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Background Paper)
    Friday, 4 September 2015 - 00:00 Australia/Hobart (Working Paper)

    Schedule for the Thirty-fourth Meetings of the Commission and the Scientific Committee

    Reports of SCIC and SCAF are attached to the Commission report as Annexes 6 and 7 respectively.

    Meeting Report:
    e-cc-xxxiv.pdf (1.4 MB)

      Documents

      Document Number Title Agenda Item(s)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/01
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      Review of the compliance status given by SCIC at CCAMLR-XXXIII to the port inspection of the "Hong Jin No. 701" (KOR) conducted by Uruguay
      Delegation of Uruguay
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/03
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      Examination of the audited financial statements for 2014
      Executive Secretary
      4.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/04
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      Review of the 2015 Budget, Draft 2016 Budget and Forecast Budget for 2017
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4.4
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/05
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      Notification fees
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/06
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      Trade data analysis proposal
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/07
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      Analysis of live untagged toothfish release
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/08
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      Climate change implications statements
      Delegations of the United Kingdom and Norway
      5.6
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/09
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      Independent review of CCAMLR’s Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS)
      CDS Implementation Panel
      3.1.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/10
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      Review of Conservation Measure 10-04
      VMS Technical Working Group
      3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/11
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      Harmonising CCAMLR’s financial and conservation objectives in relation to the krill fishery
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      4.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/12
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      Consideration of Renewal of the Arrangement between the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.2.4
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/13
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      Consideration of Renewal of the Memorandum between the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatross and Petrels (ACAP) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/14
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      Executive Secretary’s Report, 2015 including First Year Implementation Report for the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan (2015–2018) and Implementation Report for the Staffing and Salary Strategy
      Executive Secretary
      4.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/15
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      Summary of action (2010–2015) and options for future work
      Intersessional Correspondence Group – Sustainable Finance
      4.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/16 Rev. 1
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      Proposal to establish formal cooperative arrangements between the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.2.4
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/17 Rev. 1
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      Review of the CCAMLR regulatory framework and recommendations for streamlining fishery status
      Chair of the Scientific Committee
      5.2.3, 9
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/18
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      Recommendation to commence discussions on a way to plan and organise the work of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
      Delegation of Australia
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/19
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      Updated MPA Checklist Proposal
      Delegation of Japan
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/20
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      Undertaking of a Second Performance Review
      Delegation of the European Union
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/21
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      Establishing time-limited Special Areas for Scientific Study in newly exposed marine areas following ice shelf retreat or collapse in Subarea 48.1, Subarea 48.5 and Subarea 88.3
      Delegation of the European Union
      7, 8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/22
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      Precautionary seasonal restrictions in fisheries for Euphausia superba in Area 48
      Delegation: European Union
      7, 8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/23
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      Information on IUU fishing in the French EEZs around Kerguelen and Crozet and in CCAMLR Statistical Area 58
      Delegation of France
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/24 Rev. 1
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      Prohibition of finning of sharks caught in the CAMLR Convention Area
      Delegations of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, the European Union and the USA
      3.1.3, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/25
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      Proposal for recording transhipment information in the Dissostichus Catch Document
      Delegation of the USA
      3.1.3, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/26
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      Proposal to revise the assessment of bottom fishing procedure in Conservation Measure 22-06
      Delegation of the USA
      3.1.3, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/27
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      Proposal to strengthen monitoring and control of transhipments
      Delegation of the USA
      3.1.3, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/28 Rev. 2
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      CCAMLR Symposium 2015
      Delegations of Australia, Chile and the USA
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/29 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
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/30
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      Revisions to the draft East Antarctic Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (EARSMPA) Conservation Measure
      Delegations of Australia, France and the European Union
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/31
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      Establishing an Intersessional Correspondence Group (ICG) to consider approaches for appropriately integrating climate change into the work of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
      Delegations of Australia and Norway
      7
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/32
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      Combatting IUU fishing in the Southern Ocean: international cooperation and information sharing
      Delegation of New Zealand
      8.2, 3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/33
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      Vessel Ice Classification: mandatory notification
      Delegation of New Zealand
      3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/34
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      Comments on the final draft of the Conservation Measure on the establishment of an MPA in the East Antarctic System (EARSMPA)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/35 Rev. 1
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      Modification of Conservation Measure 51-06 proposed in order to increase scientific observation coverage in krill fisheries
      Delegations of Chile and Norway
      3.1.3, 6, 8.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/36 Rev. 2
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      Summary CCAMLR Compliance Report
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/37
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      IUU fishing activity and trends in 2014/15 and IUU Vessel Lists
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.2.1, 3.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/38 Rev. 2
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      Report of the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC)
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/39
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      Report of the Standing Committee on Administration and Finance (SCAF)
      4
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/01
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      Patterns of change in Antarctica
      Delegation of the United Kingdom (Hard copies of the infographic will be circulated at CCAMLR-XXXIV)
      5.6
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/02
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      Implementation of conservation measures in 2014/15: fishing and related activities
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/03
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      Fishery notifications 2015/16
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/04
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      Description of the General Fund Budget
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      4.4
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/05
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      Implementation of Conservation Measure 10-08 – Insurance of the IUU blacklisted vessel FV Thunder
      Delegation of the United Kingdom
      3.1.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/06
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to the Annual Meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) (Guayaquil, Ecuador, 22 June to 3 July 2015)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/07
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Annual Meeting (Genova, Italy, 10 to 17 November 2014)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/08
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Annual Meeting (Busan, Republic of Korea, 24 April to 1 May 2015)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/09
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      Thirty-eighth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (Sofia, Bulgaria, 1 to 10 June 2015)
      Executive Secretary
      10.1.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/10
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      Discharge of offal in the Ross Sea – follow up to COMM CIRC 15/15–SC CIRC 15/06
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/12
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      Estimates of IUU toothfish catches in the 2014/15 season
      Submitted by COLTO
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/13
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      Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Commission in 2015/16
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/14
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      Report of the CCAMLR Observer to the Fifth Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 4 to 8 May 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/15
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Second Meeting of the Parties of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), Flic en Flac, Mauritius, 17 to 20 March 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/16
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      Heard Island and McDonald Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (Statistical Division 58.5.2) 2014–15 IUU catch estimate for Patagonian toothfish
      Delegation of Australia
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/17
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      Australia’s actions and regional cooperation to combat IUU activities in the 2014/15 fishing season
      Delegation of Australia
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/18
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      Analysis of catch and effort data from the IUU fishing vessel Kunlun
      Delegation of Australia
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/19
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      Status Report – Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery
      Delegation of Australia
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/20
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      Options for the sale of seized IUU catch by Non-Contracting Parties in support of the Non-Contracting Party Engagement Strategy – Discussion Paper
      Delegation of Australia
      3.1.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/21
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      Monitoring, control and surveillance activities undertaken by New Zealand during 2014/15
      Delegation of New Zealand
      3.1.2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/22
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      Proposal by the Russian Federation to open Areas of Special Scientific Interest in three sectors of Antarctica in the CCAMLR Convention Area
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/23
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      Collaborating to eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing in the Southern Ocean
      Submitted by ASOC and COLTO
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/24
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      The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters: Step 2 addressing fishing vessels
      Submitted by ASOC
      3.4
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/25
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      Implementing Article II of the CAMLR Convention
      Submitted by ASOC
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/26
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      Revisiting CCAMLR’s Approach to Management – A compendium of papers that explores the implementation of the CAMLR Convention
      Submitted by ASOC
      9
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/27
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      The Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area: Current proposal and looking forward
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/28 Rev. 1
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      Ecosystem conservation and the race to krill
      Submitted by ASOC
      5.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/29
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      Designation of Marine Protected Areas in Antarctic Waters
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/30
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      Designation of an MPA in East Antarctica
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      5.5
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/31
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      Principal Provisions of the Russian Federation Regarding the Establishment of an MPA in the Ross Sea
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/32
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      MPAs in the area regulated by the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (background, plans and reality)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/33
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      The influence of ice conditions on the longline toothfish fishery in the Ross Sea and the likely impact that the introduction of marine protected areas (MPAs) will have on catches
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/34
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      Proposed amendments to Conservation Measure 51-06 (2014) General measure for scientific observation in fisheries for Euphausia superba
      Delegation of Ukraine
      6
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/35
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      On interim distribution of the trigger level in the fishery for Euphausia superba in statistical Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4
      Delegation of Ukraine
      3.1.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/36
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      Implementation of CCAMLR’s Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/37
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      Reflection Paper on a Proposal for a CCAMLR Weddell Sea Marine Protected Area (WSMPA)
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      5.5, 8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/38
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (USA) to the Eleventh Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stock in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC), Apia, Samoa, 1 to 5 December 2014
      CCAMLR Observer (USA)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/39
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      Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area: Reporting, Periodic Review and Period of Designation Elements
      Delegations of the USA and New Zealand
      8.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/40
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      Trial use of strain gauges to directly measure the green weight of krill caught
      Delegation of Norway and the CCAMLR Secretariat
      5.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/41
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      Implementation of the Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS)
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/42
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      Summary of activities of the Commission during the 2014/15 intersessional period – Report of the Chair
      Chair of the Commission
      2.2
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/43
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) to the 37th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), Halifax, Canada, 21 to 25 September 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/44
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), London, UK, 10 to 14 November 2014
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/45
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Namibia) to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO), Windhoek, Namibia, 1 to 5 December 2014
      CCAMLR Observer (Namibia)
      10.2.3
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/46
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      Actuaciones y compromiso de España para combatir y prevenir la actividad INDNR
      Delegación de España
      3.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/47
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      Industry–Manager–Science Workshop on Feedback Management
      Delegation of Norway
      5.2.1
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/48
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      Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), Brussels, Belgium, 12 to 16 October 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      10.2.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/18 Rev. 1
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      The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Annual Report 2014/2015
      Submitted by SCAR
      10.2.1
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/19
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      Potential for using CCAMLR VMS data for compliance analysis and data quality assurance
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      3.1.2.3
      SC-CAMLR-XXXIV/BG/35
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      Report to the Scientific Committee of CCAMLR by the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK)
      Submitted by ARK
      5.2.1, 10.2.2

      Agenda

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      1     Opening of meeting

      The meeting will open at 0900h on Monday, 19 October 2015.

      The Chair of the Commission (Mr Dmitry Gonchar, Russia) 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-XXXIII, paragraphs 12.4 to 12.8) and further considerations in COMM CIRCs 15/42 and 15/xx.

      The Chair will introduce Her Excellency, Professor, the Honourable Kate Warner, 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 to reconvene and SCAF and SCIC to carry out their work.

      2.1     Adoption of agenda

      The Preliminary Agenda for the Thirty-fourth Meeting of the Commission was prepared and distributed in accordance with Rule 15 of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure. A Provisional Agenda, taking account of Members’ additions and comments on the Preliminary Agenda, was distributed on 4 September 2015 in accordance with Rule 17 of the Rules of Procedure.

      2.2     Chair’s Report
      3     Implementation and compliance

      Discussion under Agenda Item 3 will be guided by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Implementation and Compliance (SCIC) who will provide a report to the Commission in relation to the matters considered under this agenda item. SCIC will take into account advice provided by the Scientific Committee in respect of these items as required.

      3.1     Review of compliance- and implementation-related measures and policies
      3.1.1     CCAMLR compliance evaluation procedure (CCEP)

      In accordance with Conservation Measure (CM) 10-10, paragraph 3(i), SCIC shall consider the Summary CCAMLR Compliance Report taking into account any additional information received, including in accordance with paragraph 1(iii).

      SCIC shall adopt by consensus, an annual Provisional CCAMLR Compliance Report that shall record any findings of non-compliance and issues identified with conservation measure implementation. This report shall include an assessment of compliance status, in accordance with Annex 10-10/B, as well as recommendations to the Commission in accordance with CM 10-10, paragraph 3(iii).

      The Commission shall consider the Provisional CCAMLR Compliance Report and adopt a CCAMLR Compliance Report.

      3.1.2.1     Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS)

      SCIC will consider the Secretariat’s summary on the implementation and operation of the CDS in 2014/15.

      SCIC will consider the report of the CDS Implementation Panel regarding intersessional work undertaken to progress the recommendations of the Independent Review of CCAMLR’s CDS.………………….

      3.1.2.2     System of Inspection
      3.1.2.3     Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)

      SCIC will consider the Secretariat’s summary on the implementation and operation of the VMS in 2014/15, including the implementation of new VMS software.

      SCIC will consider any matters arising under the Arrangement between the Secretariat and competent Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) to release VMS data held by the Secretariat to support search and rescue activities undertaken by the MRCCs.

      SCIC will consider the recommendations of the VMS Technical Working Group that provides recommendations for the adoption of minimum standards for ALCs and the revision of Conservation Measure 10-04.

      3.1.3     Proposals for new and revised measures

      SCIC will consider proposals for the revision of conservation measures in force and proposals for the adoption of new conservation measures.

      In accordance with Conservation Measure (CM) 10-10, paragraph 5, SCIC will consider the effectiveness of CM 10-10 in evaluating and addressing non-compliance, and report to the Commission on its findings and recommendations for improving the conservation measure.

      3.2     IUU fishing in the Convention Area
      3.2.2     IUU Vessel Lists

      SCIC will review reports submitted by non-Contracting Parties on measures taken to exercise effective control over their flagged vessels included on the NCP-IUU Vessel List in 2014.

      SCIC will consider the Provisional NCP-IUU Vessel List and the Provisional CP-IUU Vessel List for 2015 and any additional information provided in relation to vessels included in the lists.

      Following consideration of any information and evidence provided by Contracting Parties or non-Contracting Parties pertaining to vessels included on the NCP-IUU Vessel List adopted in 2014, SCIC will recommend to the Commission if any vessels should be removed from the list.

      SCIC shall, by consensus, adopt a Proposed NCP-IUU Vessel List and a Proposed CP-IUU Vessel List which shall be provided to the Commission for approval.

      3.3     Advice from the Scientific Committee to SCIC

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee will report as appropriate, on the Scheme of International Scientific Observation (SISO) and exchange any information on matters of relevance for SCIC to consider.

      4     Administration and Finance
      4.1     Annual Financial Statements
      4.1.1     Examination of Audited Financial Statements for 2014

      Consistent with Financial Regulation 11.1, a full audit of the 2014 Financial Statements was completed in early 2015. The Financial Statements, together with the associated Audit Report, will be reviewed by SCAF and presented for acceptance by the Commission. In this regard, note should also be taken of COMM CIRC 15/35.

      4.1.2     Appointment of auditor

      SCAF will recommend an auditor for the 2015 and 2016 financial statements.

      4.2     Secretariat matters
      4.2.1     Executive Secretary’s Report

      The Executive Secretary will present his annual report. The report will summarise the implementation of activities and tasks described in the 2015–2018 Strategic Plan undertaken during the 2014/15 intersessional period (CCAMLR-XXXI, Annex 7, paragraph 3). The report will include matters relating to the Staffing and Salary Strategy for the Secretariat.

      4.3     Report of the CCAMLR Intersessional Correspondence Group on Sustainable Financing

      The Secretariat, as convener of an open-ended informal correspondence group appointed by the Commission (CCAMLR-XXXI, Annex 7, paragraph 13), will present a progress report on intersessional consultations that concerned further work to evaluate possible income-generating and cost-saving options (CCAMLR-XXXIII, Annex 7, paragraphs 14 and 15).

      4.4.1     Review of 2015 Budget

      The status of the 2015 budget will be presented for review.

      4.4.2     Draft Budget for 2016

      A draft budget for 2016 will be presented. This will be used to prepare a recommended budget for 2016. The advice to the Commission will take into account SCAF’s discussions on financial and administrative issues as well as advice from the Scientific Committee and SCIC Chairs.

      As part of its budgetary considerations, SCAF will review any income and expenditure proposals for any of the Special and other Funds.

      4.4.3     Forecast Budget for 2017

      The Committee will present a forecast budget for 2017 to the Commission for information purposes only.

      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-fourth 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 2014/15 and management advice for 2015/16, the Commission will consider the advice and recommendations of the Scientific Committee in relation to harvesting of krill and fish as well as any proposals for new fisheries.

      5.2.1     Krill resources

      Data reported for the current season, as well as any updates to the notifications for krill fisheries in the 2015/16 season will be presented. Members will be invited to inform the Commission of updated information relating to those notifications, as well as any relevant developments and trends in krill fisheries in the Convention Area. The Chair of the Scientific Committee will report on issues including progress towards development of feedback management for the krill fishery, catch monitoring, including the estimation of green weight and other advice related to the krill fishery.

      5.2.2     Fish resources

      Data and related information for the current season will be presented. Members will be invited to inform the Commission of recent developments and trends in finfish fisheries in the Convention Area. The Chair of the Scientific Committee will report on the results of assessments of fish resources, noting that 2015 is an assessment year with respect to biennial assessments for Dissostichus spp.

      5.2.3     New and exploratory finfish fisheries

      Fishing activities in exploratory fisheries in the 2014/15 season and notifications for new and exploratory fisheries in the 2015/16 season will be reviewed taking into account the advice of the Scientific Committee. The results of the Scientific Committee’s review of research in data-poor exploratory fisheries, and research conducted under Conservation Measure 24-01 on Dissostichus spp. will be reported.

      5.3     Assessment and avoidance of incidental mortality

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee will report on its consideration of the incidental mortality of seabirds and marine mammals arising from fisheries.

      5.4     Bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems

      The Scientific Committee will provide advice on progress in the implementation of Conservation Measures 22-05, 22-06, 22-07, 22-08 and 22-09 and other matters pertaining to CCAMLR’s actions in respect of bottom fishing and vulnerable marine ecosystems.

      5.5     Marine Protected Areas

      The Chair of the Scientific Committee will report on scientific analysis relevant to the implementation of a representative system of marine protected areas in the CAMLR Convention Area.

      5.6     Climate change
      5.7     Scientific research under Conservation Measure 24-01

      The Scientific Committee will provide advice on scientific research conducted in 2014/15 under Conservation Measure (CM) 24-01 (Application of conservation measures to scientific research). The Scientific Committee will advise on proposals submitted under CM 24-01 to ensure all research proposed for 2015/16 is consistent with the intended purpose of the measure.

      5.8     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 Chair of the Scientific Committee will also report on progress with the implementation of the recommendations of the CCAMLR SISO Review (SC-CAMLR-XXXII, paragraphs 7.9 and 7.10) and the implementation of the CCAMLR Observer Training Program Accreditation Process (COTPAS).

      7     Impacts of climate change on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources

      In accordance with Rule 16 of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission, Australia proposed this supplementary agenda item for CCAMLR-XXXIV.  An explanatory memorandum accompanied the transmission of the Provisional Agenda to Members of the Commission.

      8     Conservation measures
      8.1     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 in implementing measures in 2014/15.

      8.2     Consideration of new measures and other conservation requirements

      Conservation measures and resolutions not already addressed in the course of the Commission’s deliberations under other agenda items will be discussed under this subitem.

      CCAMLR-XXXIV/19 Updated MPA Checklist Proposal
      Delegation of Japan
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/21 Establishing time-limited Special Areas for Scientific Study in newly exposed marine areas following ice shelf retreat or collapse in Subarea 48.1, Subarea 48.5 and Subarea 88.3
      Delegation of the European Union
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/22 Precautionary seasonal restrictions in fisheries for Euphausia superba in Area 48
      Delegation: European Union
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/29 Rev. 1 A proposal for the establishment of a Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area
      Delegations of New Zealand and the USA
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/30 Revisions to the draft East Antarctic Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (EARSMPA) Conservation Measure
      Delegations of Australia, France and the European Union
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/32 Combatting IUU fishing in the Southern Ocean: international cooperation and information sharing
      Delegation of New Zealand
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/22 Proposal by the Russian Federation to open Areas of Special Scientific Interest in three sectors of Antarctica in the CCAMLR Convention Area
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/31 Principal Provisions of the Russian Federation Regarding the Establishment of an MPA in the Ross Sea
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/32 MPAs in the area regulated by the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (background, plans and reality)
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/33 The influence of ice conditions on the longline toothfish fishery in the Ross Sea and the likely impact that the introduction of marine protected areas (MPAs) will have on catches
      Delegation of the Russian Federation
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/37 Reflection Paper on a Proposal for a CCAMLR Weddell Sea Marine Protected Area (WSMPA)
      Delegation of the European Union and its Member States
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/39 Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area: Reporting, Periodic Review and Period of Designation Elements
      Delegations of the USA and New Zealand
      9     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 any progress made with respect to the various strategic discussions at previous meetings of the Commission and review proposals submitted for discussion under this item. 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 First CCAMLR Performance Review). In addition, CCAMLR-XXXIII proposed that a summary report of a symposium to mark CCAMLR’s 35th anniversary be presented to CCAMLR-XXXIV (paragraph 8.8) and accepted the offer of the EU to prepare draft terms of reference for a second performance review (paragraph 8.15). Both matters will be considered under this item. 

      10     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System and international organisations
      10.1     Cooperation with the Antarctic Treaty System
      10.1.1     Cooperation with Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties

      The Executive Secretary represented CCAMLR at the Thirty-eighth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Party Meeting (ATCM XXXVIII, 1 to 10 June 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria). He will provide a report on the meeting.

      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.  

      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 2016.

      10.2     Cooperation with international organisations
      10.2.1     Cooperation with SCAR
      10.2.2     Reports of observers from international organisations

      The following international organisations have been invited to attend CCAMLR-XXXIV as observers: ACAP, CCSBT, CEP, CITES, COMNAP, FAO, IATTC, ICCAT, IOC, IUCN, IWC, RPOA-IUU, SCAR, SCOR, SEAFO, SIOFA, SPRFMO, UNEP and WCPFC.

      The following non-governmental organisations have also been invited to attend CCAMLR-XXXIV: ARK, 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.

      10.2.3     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 2014/15 meetings of various international organisations (CCAMLR-XXXII, paragraph 9.17) will be received.

      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/06 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to the Annual Meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) (Guayaquil, Ecuador, 22 June to 3 July 2015)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/07 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Annual Meeting (Genova, Italy, 10 to 17 November 2014)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/08 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (European Union) to the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Annual Meeting (Busan, Republic of Korea, 24 April to 1 May 2015)
      CCAMLR Observer (European Union)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/13 Calendar of meetings of relevance to the Commission in 2015/16
      CCAMLR Secretariat
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/14 Report of the CCAMLR Observer to the Fifth Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 4 to 8 May 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/15 Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Second Meeting of the Parties of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), Flic en Flac, Mauritius, 17 to 20 March 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/38 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (USA) to the Eleventh Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stock in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC), Apia, Samoa, 1 to 5 December 2014
      CCAMLR Observer (USA)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/43 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) to the 37th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), Halifax, Canada, 21 to 25 September 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/44 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Norway) to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), London, UK, 10 to 14 November 2014
      CCAMLR Observer (Norway)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/45 Report from the CCAMLR Observer (Namibia) to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO), Windhoek, Namibia, 1 to 5 December 2014
      CCAMLR Observer (Namibia)
      CCAMLR-XXXIV/BG/48 Report from the CCAMLR Observer to the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA), Brussels, Belgium, 12 to 16 October 2015
      CCAMLR Observer (Australia)
      11     2016 budget and forecast budget for 2017

      Taking into account discussion arising under Agenda Item 4.4.2, the advice of the Scientific Committee and other budgetary-related matters agreed during the meeting, the Commission will adopt a budget for 2016 and a forecast budget for 2017.

      12     Other business
      13     Next meeting
      13.1     Election of officers

      The following appointments require the consideration of the Commission at CCAMLR-XXXIV:

      • Vice-Chair of the Commission

      CCAMLR-XXXII (paragraph 12.1) elected the USA to continue as the Vice-Chair of the Commission until the conclusion of the meeting in 2015.

      • Chair of SCAF

      In August 2015, the Republic of Korea advised that it would be unable to provide a Chair for SCAF for CCAMLR-XXXIV (COMM CIRC 15/80). As a result, SCAF will be required to elect a Chair for an initial term of two years.

      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-XXXV will be identified.

      13.3     Date and location

      The date and duration of the Thirty-fifth Meeting of the Commission will be decided. 

      14     Report of Thirty-fourth Meeting of Commission

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

      15     Close of meeting.

      The meeting is scheduled to close at 1600 h on Friday, 30 October 2015.

      CMs     Conservation measures drafting
      CM-10     Compliance
      CM-20     General fishery matters
      CM-30     Fishery regulations
      CM-40     Fishery regulations
      CM-50     Fishery regulations
      CM-New     Consideration of new measures and resolutions

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