Conservation Measure 10-09 requires advance notification for all transhipment activities that occur inside the Convention Area. However, as noted by SCIC in 2014, it is not clear whether the current measure allows for transhipment by or with vessels flagged to non-Contracting Parties (NCP), nor is it clear whether transhipment constitutes fishing for the purposes of Conservation Measure 10-02.
The delegation of the United States proposes to amend CCAMLR Conservation Measures 10-02 and 10-09 to clarify that Contracting Party vessels engaged in transhipment activities within the Convention Area, or of marine living resources harvested within the Convention Area, must be licensed and notified in accordance with Conservation Measure 10-02. The proposal would also establish an NCP Transhipment Vessel Record containing the vessels of NCPs that would be authorized to tranship with Contracting Party vessels, through a procedure for granting non-Contracting Parties a status of non-Contracting Parties cooperating with CCAMLR in the monitoring and control of transhipment. This procedure would require that non-Contracting Parties seeking to obtain or retain such status require all of their flagged vessels engaged in transhipment activities within the Convention Area, or in transhipment of marine living resources harvested within the Convention Area, be included in the NCP Transhipment Vessel Record. The vessels on the NCP Transhipment Vessel Record would be required to report their positions to the Secretariat while operating in the Convention Area in accordance with Conservation Measure 10-04.