In recent years, there has been an increase in the number and complexity of issues that the Commission (and Scientific Committee) has been compelled to address. Without planned and targeted approaches to give adequate attention to issues, CCAMLR has found it a challenge to progress many of these issues concurrently. Australia recommends that, given discussions held during the CCAMLR Symposium, and more broadly in the Commission and Scientific Committee, it is timely for the Commission to consider ways to more effectively plan and organise the work of the Commission. Australia proposes that the Commission initiate discussions on this topic, including by considering options for undertaking a priority-setting exercise. As such, Australia recommends that the Commission: agree that an improved approach to planning and organising the work of the Commission would be useful; and encourage Members to consider options, including proposals for a priority-setting exercise, with a view to the Commission agreeing on a process at CCAMLR XXXV.
Ms Eloise Carr (Australia)